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SC Freiburg vs Juventus

Juventus hold a slim advantage as they travel to Freiburg for their Europa League round of 16 second leg clash. Another closely fought encounter is expected in Germany but the Turin club have impressed on their recent travels and should have the upper hand once again.

Freiburg head into Thursday’s clash looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg. They will consider themselves lucky not to have lost by more having been on the back foot for much of the contest and failing to muster a single attempt on target.

The German side made a swift return to winning ways last weekend as they claimed a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. That result ended a three match winless run across all competitions.

Freiburg have also failed to win their last three matches in the Europa League. However, Christian Streich’s men will be banking on their recent home record having claimed three wins and a draw from their last five matches across all competitions at Europa-Park Stadion.

Angel Di Maria’s second half effort was enough to give Juventus the win in the first leg. While it might seem like a slim advantage, their defensive display will give them confidence of finishing the job on Thursday as they ensured Freiburg had no attempts on target.

The Turin club followed up that performance with a more flamboyant display as they claimed a 4-2 victory Sampdoria in Serie A last Sunday. Massimiliano Allegri’s men are now unbeaten in nine of their last 10 matches across all competitions, claiming eight wins in that run.

Juventus have also impressed on their recent travels, claiming seven wins from their last nine away matches across all competitions. That run had been driven by solid defence that has kept clean sheets in all seven victories.

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