UEFA Champions League Group E preview: Juve plot Shakhtar downfall
Juventus will look to build on their opening Group E draw at Chelsea when Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk make the trip to Italy.
The reigning Serie A champions overcame a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge to earn a 2-2 draw against last season's Champions League winners courtesy of goals from Arturo Vidal and substitute Fabio Quagliarella.
Following on from their draw in London, Juventus have extended their unbeaten run in the Serie A to 45 matches.
Antonio Conte's side secured wins against Chievo and Roma, while they played out a goalless draw against rivals Fiorentina.
And as Juventus prepare to stage their first European fixture at Juventus Stadium since making the move from the Stadio Olimpico prior to the 2011/12 season, they come up against a side who boast an impressive unbeaten record of their own.
Shakhtar, the defending champions of Ukraine, defeated Europa League participants Dinipro Dnipropetrovsk 2-1 on Saturday, the club's 25th successive win in all competitions after they opened their Champions League account with a 2-0 win over Norsjaelland.
Both sides have an array of attacking talents so expect an entertaining Group E encounter with Sebastian Giovinco and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on show.
Giovinco took his tally to three goals in five Serie A games following Juventus' comprehensive 4-1 win at home to Roma, while Mkhitaryan has an incredible record of 13 goals in his past 10 appearances in all competitions for Shakhtar.
In the remaining Group E game scheduled on Tuesday, Chelsea fly out to Denmark as they prepare to play Norsjaelland.
Chelsea are level on points alongside Juventus and a win at Parken Stadium would kick-start their title defence.
Brazilian youngster Oscar starred in Chelsea's draw with Juventus but the form of his team-mates at domestic level has filled the club's fans with plenty of confidence as they seek their first Premier League title since the 2009/10 season.
Roberto Di Matteo's men edged Stoke 1-0 in unconvincing fashion, however wins against Wolves and London rivals Arsenal extended Chelsea's unbeaten streak to five games in all competitions.
Fernando Torres netted the opener at Emirates Stadium, which will undoubtedly please Di Matteo, along with the team's effectiveness from set-pieces.
Norsdjaelland are clear underdogs against Chelsea but Dutch striker Joshua John will pose a threat for the European champions.
John has eight goals in seven games, including Nordsjaelland's opening goal in their 3-0 victory at home to Esbjerg.
The Danish champions are third, six points adrift of league leaders FC Copenhagen, and have now won two on the bounce.
Chelsea's trip to Denmark will be not be as straightforward as some are suggesting with Nordsjaelland sure to be stubborn opposition in front of their home faithful.