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Preview: Juve vs Barca, Dortmund vs Monaco

Preview: Juve vs Barca, Dortmund vs Monaco

The quarter-finals of the Champions League begins today as Italian champions Juventus welcome Barcelona while Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund face AS Monaco.

Juventus overcame Iker Casillas' led FC Porto in the round of 16 while Barcelona made the greatest Champions League comeback of all time against PSG.

The Catalans trailed from the first leg 4 - 0 but won the second leg 6 - 1 to advance to the next round.

Dortmund walked over FC Benfica while Monaco shocked Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

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NAIJ.com takes a look at the matches that will be played tonight;

Juventus vs Barcelona

Both clubs are meeting for eighth time with Barcelona beating Juventus 3-1 in 2015 final in their last game together. Max Allegri's side are unbeaten in 21 European games at the Juventus Stadium.

Preview: Juve vs Barca, Dortmund vs Monaco

Dani Alves goal helped knock out Porto

Barcelona are without the suspended midfielder Sergio Busquets while Juventus's Dani Alves who joined the club from Barcelona last summer will be expected to play.

Champions League quarter-final

Barcelona players celebrate their historic win over PSG

The second leg will be played on Wednesday 19 April.

Possible line-ups:

Juventus: Buffon; Dani Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanić, Khedira; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.

Out: Pjaca (knee)

Misses next match if booked: Cuadrado

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitić, Mascherano, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar.

Out: Busquets (suspended), Rafinha (knee), Aleix Vidal (ankle), Arda Turan (groin)

Misses next match if booked: Neymar, Piqué, Rakitić

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Dortmund v Monaco

Monaco's Tiemoué Bakayoko is suspended while Sidibé (appendicitis), Boschilia (ankle), Carrillo (groin) miss out through injury.

Champions League quarter-final

Monaco defeated Man City in the round of 16

Dortmund: Bürki; Pisczcek, Papastathopoulos, Bartra, Schmelzer; Weigl; Dembélé, Kagawa, Pulišić, Guerreiro; Aubameyang.

Champions League round of 16

Dortmund vs Man City is expected to be a high scoring game

Out: Götze (illness), Schürrle (Achilles heel), Durm (muscular)

Doubtful: Reus (hamstring)

Misses next match if booked: Guerreiro, Schmelzer

Monaco: Subašić; Touré, Glik, Jemerson, Raggi; Silva, Fabinho, Moutinho, Lemar; Falcao, Mbappé.

Out: Bakayoko (suspended), Sidibé (appendicitis), Boschilia (ankle), Carrillo (groin)

Doubtful: Mendy (groin)

Misses next match if booked: Fabinho, Jemerson, Germain, Sidibé.

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