The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a dominant 3-0 win over Bologna in a Serie A match on Saturday.
Juventus will host Maccabi Haifa in a UEFA Champions League fixture at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday night. Both sides are yet to open their account, having lost both of their opening two Group H games of Europe’s elite club football competition. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a dominant 3-0 win over Bologna in a Serie A match on Saturday. Maccabi Haifa, meanwhile got the better of Maccabi Tel-aviv 2-0 in an Israeli Premier League fixture on the same day.
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Juventus put three goals past Bologna, courtesy of strikes from Filip Kostic, Dusan Vlahovic and Arkadiusz Milik. It was Bianconneri’s third Serie A win of the season in eight games. The victory helped Massimiliano Allegri’s side to move to seventh position in the standings, having collected 13 points thus far, seven adrift of leaders Napoli. Meanwhile in the European stage, Juventus have suffered back-to-back defeats in their opening two encounters against Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica, with a similar scoreline of 2-1, last month.
Maccabi Haifa, on the other hand, began their group stage of the European season with a 2-0 defeat to Benfica on September 7 before losing 3-1 to PSG at home, six days later. Against PSG, the Israeli outfit lost the match despite taking the lead through Tjaronn Chery inside the opening 24 minutes. Meanwhile, the Greens have made a stunning start to their domestic league title-defence, winning five of their opening six games to be sitting at the summit of the standings.last time out, Maccabi haifa beat Maccabi Tel-aviv courtesy of Dean David’s late double.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Federico Chiesa are sidelined with injuries. Meanwhile, the likes of Adrien Rabiot, Alex, Sandro, Manuel Locatelli and Wojciech Szczesny have returned to action after recovering from injuries. Milik is likely to partner Vlahovic up front with Kostic and Di Maria occupying the flanks. As for Maccabi Haifa, Atzili and Pierrot could partner up front with Fani, Chery and Lavi pulling the strings in the midfield.
Juventus probable starting lineup: Szczęsny, Danilo, Bremer, Bonucci, de Sciglio, Di Maria, Locatelli, Paredes, Kostic, Milik, Vlahovic
Maccabi Haifa probable starting lineup: Cohen, Sundgren, Goldberg, Batubinsika, Haziza, Fani, Lavi, Chery, Cornud, Atzili, Pierrot
The UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and Maccabi Haifa will take place at Allianz Arena on Thursday at 12:30 am IST.
|Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa||Key details|
|Date||October 5 (Italy)|
|Kickoff time in Italy||9:00 pm (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time in Israel||10:00 pm (Wednesday)|
For the football fans in India, live coverage of the UEFA Champions League matches will be available on Sony Sports network. Besides, fans can live stream via Jio TV. Meanwhile, those in Italy can catch the live action on Sky Sport 252, Sky Sport 4k, NOW TV, Sky Sport Uno, Sky Go Italia and Mediaset Infinity ; and 5 Sport network in Israel.