Juventus have NEVER beaten Premier League team over two legs in Champions League — losing to Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea

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Juventus have NEVER beaten Premier League team over two legs in Champions League — losing to Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea

TOTTENHAM head into their mouthwatering Champions League last-16 tie against Juventus with one massive psychological advantage.

Despite the Serie A giants’ incredible recent history in the competition, they have NEVER beaten an English team over two legs.

Juventus players will be hoping to finally register knock-out win over English sideJuventus players will be hoping to finally register knock-out win over English sideGetty Images Harry Kane is the man Tottenham will be looking to against JuventusHarry Kane is the man Tottenham will be looking to against JuventusGetty Images

Following the reformatting of the Champions League in 1992, Juventus were one of the most impressive sides, making it to three finals in a row from 1996 to 1998.

It used to be said that you would eventually have to overcome the Italian giants if you wanted to win the competition.

And, with two finals in the last three seasons, that statement appears just as true now.

But, despite the monumental task awaiting Tottenham, they will take hope from the impressive knock-out record English sides have enjoyed over Juventus.

Manchester United, semi-finals, 1998-99 Ryan Giggs nets a late leveller to make 1-1 at Old Trafford in first legRyan Giggs nets a late leveller to make 1-1 at Old Trafford in first legNews Group Newspapers Ltd Filippo Inzaghi scored two early goals to put Juventus in control of semi-finalFilippo Inzaghi scored two early goals to put Juventus in control of semi-finalAP:Associated Press Peter Schmeichel celebrates as Manchester United reach Champions League finalPeter Schmeichel celebrates as Manchester United reach Champions League finalAP:Associated Press

Ryan Giggs‘ stoppage time strike cancelled out Antonio Conte‘s opener in the first to take a fragile 1-1 to Turin.

And United looked in disarray when two Filippo Inzaghi goals inside 11 minutes put Juventus firmly in control.

However, despite picking up a booking which would ruled him out of the final, Roy Keane headed one back for the Red Devils, before Dwight Yorke gave them the lead on away goals just before half-time.

Andy Cole capped off a stunning comeback with a stoppage time goal — and United would go on to win the Treble that season.

Liverpool, quarter-finals, 2004-05 Sami Hyypia celebrates after giving Liverpool an early lead at AnfieldSami Hyypia celebrates after giving Liverpool an early lead at AnfieldPA:Press Association Juventus celebrate what appears a crucial away goal from Fabio CannavaroJuventus celebrate what appears a crucial away goal from Fabio CannavaroAFP Liverpool celebrate an impressive victory, and prepare for semi-finalsLiverpool celebrate an impressive victory, and prepare for semi-finalsPA:Press Association

The Reds produced arguably their best 45 minutes in Champions League history as they battered favourites Juventus in a rampant first half at Anfield.

Sami Hyypia gave them an early lead, before a sensational Luis Garcia strike made it 2-0.

A Scott Carson fumble allowed Fabio Cannavaro to score a crucial away goal for the Bianconeri.

Liverpool then produced an impressive rearguard display to earn a 0-0 draw in Turin — and they, too, would become European champions that season.

Arsenal, quarter-finals, 2005-06 Cesc Fabregas scored one as Arsenal took a 2-0 lead over Juventus to TurinCesc Fabregas scored one as Arsenal took a 2-0 lead over Juventus to TurinAP:Associated Press Arsene Wenger makes his feelings clear as Pavel Nedved is sent offArsene Wenger makes his feelings clear as Pavel Nedved is sent offReuters Thierry Henry celebrates as Arsenal beat Juventus to reach semi-finalsThierry Henry celebrates as Arsenal beat Juventus to reach semi-finalsReuters

This was billed as Patrick Vieira‘s homecoming — but like Liverpool 12 months earlier, the Gunners produced a stunning first leg display.

Cesc Fabregas and Thierry Henry scored as Arsenal took a commanding 2-0 lead to Turin.

However, Juve’s star man Pavel Nedved had missed that clash through injury, and his return meant there was still hope of a comeback.

But Arsenal held on for a 0-0 draw, and the Czech midfielder was sent off. The Gunners would reach the final, where they lost 2-1 to Barcelona.

Juve's incredible group stage record vs English sides

DESPITE their shocking history when facing Premier League sides in knock-out rounds, Juventus have an almost flawless record in group meetings.

1996-97, Manchester United

ITALIANS beat United 1-0 home and away as Red Devils were taught a lesson in Europe.

1997-98, Manchester United

A 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford was followed by a 1-0 win in Turin — and Juventus would reach the final, despite finishing as runners-up in the group.

2001-02, Arsenal (second group phase)

DESPITE finishing bottom, their 1-0 victory over the Gunners prevented the North Londers qualiying.

2002-03, Newcastle

JUVENTUS topped the group, beating the Toon 2-0 at home — and lost 1-0 on Tyneside.

2002-03, Manchester United (second group phase)

WES BROWN and Ruud van Nistelrooy gave the Red Devils victory at Old Trafford, before a sensational Ryan Giggs solo effort helped them on their way to a stunning 3-0 win in Turin.

2012-13, Chelsea 

CAME from 2-0 to draw 2-2 in London, before a crushing 3-0 defeat in Turin helped eliminate the European champions at the first hurdle.

2015-16, Manchester City

CITY may have reached the semi-finals that year, but they were beaten home and away by Juventus in their group meetings.

Chelsea, last-16, 2008-09 Beaten finalists Chelsea came out on top during meeting with JuventusBeaten finalists Chelsea came out on top during meeting with JuventusReuters Gianluigi Buffon is beaten as Juventus go out on return to Champions LeagueGianluigi Buffon is beaten as Juventus go out on return to Champions LeagueAFP Didier Drogba was the hero as Chelsea beat Juventus in 2008-09Didier Drogba was the hero as Chelsea beat Juventus in 2008-09PA:Press Association

Juventus returned to Europe’s top table after a two-year hiatus following their relegation for match-fixing.

In their first season back, they topped a group including Real Madrid to set up a meeting with the previous year’s beaten finalists.

Didier Drogba gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the first leg — but the Blues were teetering in the return as Alessandro Del Piero’s 74th-minute meant one more goal would see the Italians through.

However, the Ivorian was typically on hand to calm an nerves late on to make it 2-2 on the night.

 

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