Continental competition makes a resplendent return on Tuesday night when FC Barcelona visit Turin, Italy to meet Juventus in the last eight of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League. Kickoff at Juventus Stadium is set for 8.45pm CET.

Ciao, di nuovo

The two-game set is a highly-anticipated rematch of the 2015 final, when Barça shrugged off Juventus, 3–1, at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany to hoist its fifth European Cup and cap an unprecedented second treble (Highlights below, Match Report).

Barça, however, have never won in Turin, where Juve are riding a 21-game home undefeated streak in European competition, including 12 wins and nine draws.

Welcome to the last eight

The Catalans are in the quarterfinals for the 10th straight season, having barely staved off elimination after scoring an epic, 6–1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the last 16 (Highlights, Match Report). Meanwhile, La Vecchia Signora, despite their historic place among the European elite, are making just their 10th quarterfinals appearance in the Champions League era, which began in 1992.

In the spotlight

Lionel Messi leads the tournament in scoring with 11 goals and will draw lots of attention from the Juventus defense. Speaking of which, one of Barça's key foes in this matchup will be Dani Alves, the former Blaugrana fullback who signed with the Italian side last summer after eight seasons in Barcelona.

Both teams feature key players who are one yellow card away from missing the April 19th return leg at Camp Nou — Neymar, Ivan Rakitić and Gerard Piqué for Barça; Juan Cuadrado for Juventus.

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Jordi Masip

Defenders: Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Lucas Digne, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Jérémy Mathieu, Aleix Vidal (injured)

Midfielders: Rakitic, Denis Suárez, Andrés Iniesta, André Gomes, Carles Aleñá, Álex Carbonell, Sergio Busquets (suspended), Arda Turan (injured)

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar, Paco Alcácer

Worldwide TV Coverage

No matter where you are in the world Juve vs Barça is being shown live on TV. You can also listen to live play-by-play streamed in English on Radio Barça, as well as follow our exclusive, minute-by-minute updates on FC Barcelona's official English language Twitter account as the action unfolds. Don't miss it!

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