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Juve’s incredible defensive stats should worry Tottenham

Juventus vs Tottenham

On Tuesday night in Turin, the Champions League roars back into life.

Tottenham, who topped their group ahead of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, have been draw against Juventus in the last-16.

Both Juventus and Tottenham warmed up for the match with wins over the weekend.

Juve were in action on Friday night, as they beat Fiorentina 2-0 away from home.

In an impressive result from the Bianconeri, goals from Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain sealed the win.

As for Tottenham, they beat Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley in the north London derby.

Harry Kane was again the Spurs hero as the striker leapt like a salmon to head home his 23rd Premier League goal of the season.

Juve’s incredible defensive stats

But will Kane be so successful against Juve?

Arguably the Spurs centre-forward is coming up the tightest and best defence in world football right now.

Not only are Juve winning matches week after week, opponents simply cannot score against them right now.

Indeed, Max Allegri’s side haven’t conceded a goal in their last seven matches.

Moreover, Juve have only conceded one goal in sixteen matches. SIXTEEN!

Hellas Verona are the only team to have breached their defences, and they still lost 3-1.

It’s worth noting that in Juve’s first 18 matches of the season, they let in 22 goals.

Overall, Juve are conceding less than two shots on target per game.

Juventus injury problem vs Spurs

One of the players whom Juventus have been missing in recent weeks is Argentine forward Paulo Dybala. Dybala suffered a thigh strain in a match against Cagliari before the new year.

Dybala has been sidelined for over a month, but there’s an outside chance the South American star returns for the Spurs game.

Blaise Matuidi is out of contention. So is former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, who is out for six weeks.

Related: Arsenal fans fume over major decision vs Tottenham.

Everyone saw what Erik Lamela called Jack Wilshere after Tottenham beat Arsenal.