Loko vs Juventus




After the first 3 matches, Lokomotiv is 3rd in Group D with 3 points, 5 points behind Atletico Madrid and Juventus.  Therefore, the Russian team needs to win this match if they want to have the opportunity to qualify for the European Cup group stage.

Lokomotiv started their campaign with an impressive 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen but lost both of their last matches against Atletico at home and Juventus away.  It is difficult for the Russian team to reach the 1/8 round of the C1 Cup, but securing a third place (to play in the Europa League) will also be considered a success.

Lokomotiv only won 5 of the last 14 matches in the European Cup when played in Moscow, while they lost 3 out of 4 matches against Italian teams at home, which is not a record.  will make Lokomotiv fans confident before the clash with Juventus.

As mentioned, Juventus topped Group D with 7 points after 3 matches.  The old lady opened the match with a 2-2 draw against Atletico away before winning 2 consecutive victories against Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv.

Juventus came into this match after winning a minimum of 1-0 against Torino in Serie A over the weekend, thereby regaining the top of the table from Inter, the team that is playing well under coach Antonio Conte this season.  . 
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