Porto host Juventus in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 17 February at 21:00 CET. This page will update with team news, quotes and expert analysis as kick-off approaches.
What’s the story?
It is 18 years since Cristiano Ronaldo left his homeland but the fanfare that greets his return is as loud as ever. Now 35, he shows no sign of slowing down his prolific scoring and against Porto he may feel he has a point to prove: the former Sporting CP man has managed a solitary win in six meetings with the Dragons, and scored just one goal, but what a goal it was.
Where to watch the game on TV
Latest: Porto 2-0 Rio Ave, 01/02
Where they stand: 2nd in Liga
Latest: Sampdoria 0-2 Juventus, 30/01
Where they stand: 4th in Serie A
Porto: Marchesín; Manafá, Pepe, Mbemba, Zaidu; Sérgio Oliveira, Uribe, Otávio, Corona; Marega, Taremi
Juventus: Szczęsny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Kulusevski, Rabiot, Bentancur, Bernardeschi; Morata, Ronaldo
View from the camps
Vítor Baía, former Porto goalkeeper: “Juventus are a top team, one of the best in the world, but we are ready. We will come up against the great Portuguese player of all time, a national treasure. I just hope that on this occasion he won’t be at his best. There are two Portuguese players playing for Juventus in addition to Cristiano: Danilo and Alex. Both of them really left their mark during their time at Porto. They are fondly remembered.”
Pavel Nedvěd, former Juventus midfielder: “I know the coach [Sérgio Conceição] well – he was my team-mate at Lazio and is an excellent tactician. [Ronaldo] came from Sporting so it’s a derby for him. But he’s always focused; in games like these he rarely makes mistakes.”