Paolo Menicucci: Juventus limited Borussia Dortmund to five shots on target in 180 minutes of the 5-1 UEFA Champions League round of 16 aggregate win. "They defend well and passionately," said Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp, "and are incredibly dangerous in transition." The return from injury of centre-back Andrea Barzagli certainly facilitates the first part, while the pace of Álvaro Morata and Carlos Tévez helps explain the rest.
Ian Holyman: AS Monaco FC had the best defensive record of the group stage, and their overall tally of four goals conceded in eight games this term says it all. A near-watertight back line has been crucial as the Ligue 1 side reached their first UEFA Champions League quarter-final since 2003/04. Monaco's rearguard got them beyond Arsenal FC yet further progress will depend on how well Leonardo Jardim's men contain Juventus's attacking talents.
Paolo Menicucci: Coach Massimiliano Allegri has lost Paul Pogba (thigh) and another key midfielder, Claudio Marchisio (knee), is a doubt. Andrea Pirlo should be back soon from a calf injury and Arturo Vidal – superb in Dortmund – seems close to his best form, but losing two pieces of their formidable midfield quartet is certainly a heavy blow for the Bianconeri.
Ian Holyman: If stopping goals hasn't been a problem for Monaco, scoring them has. Les Rouge et Blanc have created few opportunities in their eight matches so far. The three strikes they registered in London in their last-16 first leg at Arsenal nearly doubled their competition haul – and they barely looked like finding the net in the return fixture.