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UEFA Champions League

  • September 17, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Parken, København
  • Referee: I. Bebek
  • • Attendance: 36524

Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill MyBet Tipico
Copenhagen 8.00 8.00 7.00 8.75 7.50
Draw 4.50 4.20 3.75 4.45 3.80
Juventus 1.44 1.44 1.53 1.40 1.50

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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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Nov 27, 2013 Juventus 3 - FC Copenhagen 1
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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Sep 17, 2013 FC Copenhagen 1 - Juventus 1
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Available Squads
21Johan WilandGoalkeeper
2Lars JacobsenDefender
4Olof MellbergDefender
3Pierre BengtssonMidfielder
-Ragnar SigurdssonDefender
30Christian BolañosMidfielder
27Thomas DelaneyMidfielder
22Daniel BraatenStriker
-Fanendo AdiStriker
18Nicolai JörgensenStriker
-J. JensenGoalkeeper
25Christoffer RemmerDefender
-Georg MargreitterDefender
16Thomas KristensenMidfielder
11César SantinStriker
21Rurik GislasonStriker
24Youssef ToutouhStriker
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
5Angelo OgbonnaDefender
-Federico PelusoDefender
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
10Carlos TévezStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
14Fernando LlorenteStriker
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker

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