Juventus looking to avenge their 2015 final defeat tonight

Dortmund entertain Monaco as well

Champions League

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The quarter-finals of the Champions League kicks-off tonight with two mouth-watering clashes as the chase for European football's top prize heats up.

A repeat of the 2015 final sees two heavyweights of the game square-off when Juventus host Barcelona.

Juventus are expected to welcome back striker Mario Mandzukic as they look to avenge their final defeat from two years ago.

The Italian side are flying high in Serie A at the moment and lead the way by six points and head into the match unbeaten in their last 10 league matches and, more impressively, have won their last 32 consecutive home games. 

Barcelona have struggled domestically since overturning a four goal deficit in the last round against PSG - losing two of their last five matches as their bid to retain their league title falters.

The Catalans will be missing Sergio Busquets through suspension with Arda Turan, Rafinha and Aleix Vidal all injured. 

Speaking to the media ahead of the match, Barcelona's Javier Mascherano said: "I don't think there is such a thing as revenge in football, just opportunities. They can't change the past. Obviously for the fans it might be a rematch, but for the team, more than half of them are different players from that final." 

The other game tonight sees Borussia Dortmund entertain free-scoring Monaco.

The home side are coming off the back of a 4-1 defeast to arch rivals Bayern Munich and sit 18 points behind the league leaders. Dortmund have lost only one of twelve games in Europe at home under Tomas Tuchel.

The Germans are monitoring Marco Reus, Shinji Kagawa, Andre Schurrle, Julian Weigl and Lukasz Piszczek ahead of the game.

Monaco arrive in Germany with a three-point lead in the league and are just shy of averaging three goals a game for the season. 

They progressed from the last round after a highly entertaining tie with Manchester City which saw them progress on away goals after the sides finished 6-6 on aggregate.

Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is suspended for the match tonight.