Pat Nevin on Juventus: "They just don't give away goals"

Only one team in Europe's big leagues has conceded fewer than the Italian champions

BY Simon Maguire 16:47 Tuesday 11 April 2017, 16:47 11 Apr 2017

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Juventus take on Barcelona tonight in a repeat of the 2015 Champions League final when the Catalans emerged victorious.

Pat Nevin, who is in Turin for the match, joined Joe Molloy on Monday's Off the Ball to discuss Juventus' tie with Barcelona in Turin and picked out the Italian defence as the key feature of tonight's match, saying: "We've all watched Juventus for a long, long time and they don't give away goals, particularly at home, they just don't give away goals.

"I've had a look through the leagues today and in all the top leagues only one team has conceded fewer goals.

"It has to be them getting two or three goals [tonight] against Barcelona because Barcelona back at the Nou Camp - they've got every chance of really going and getting those two, three goals even against a top defence like them. 

"It's going to be so intriguing. Nothing is going to be decided even if Juventus are 4-0 up after the first leg, nothing is going to be decided but it's going to be a great atmosphere and is the kind of game you really want to be at on a European football night.  

"I can adore the way they defend, there's an art to it. Having said that, I'm looking forward to watching Barca more than them," he added. 

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