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  • 18 September 2013
  • • 00:15
  • • Parken, København
  • Referee: I. Bebek
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FC Copenhagen-Juventus Preview: Bianconeri bid to end European drought

The Old Lady have not lifted the Champions League for 17 years but are strongly fancied to be serious contenders this term after making three high profile summer signings

Juventus travel to Denmark to face FC Copenhagen on Tuesday as many people's dark horses to win this season's Champions League.

The Serie A champions have won back-to-back league titles but were knocked out of Europe by eventual winners Bayern Munich at the quarter-final stage last season.

They are now ready to challenge for silverware on all fronts in 2013-14, particularly after some astute transfers in the close season, with Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Angelo Ogbonna all arriving in Turin.

Group B rivals Copenhagen have endured a disastrous season domestically so far, taking seven games to win their first match before embarking on a 12-match winless streak prior to re-appointing former coach Stale Solbakken.

In a group also containing Galatasaray and nine-time European champions Real Madrid, the Danish side are firm favourites to finish bottom.

Copenhagen, however, will take solace from their last Champions League adventure in 2010-11 when they finished second only to Barcelona in the group stages before exiting at the hands of Chelsea in the knockout stages.

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26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
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