After fighting to an impressive draw two weeks ago, Borussia Mönchengladbach need to surprise Juventus FC for a second time if they are to keep their UEFA Champions League hopes alive on Tuesday (kick-off 20:45 CET/19:45 GMT).

Gladbach are bottom of their group having picked up one point from their first three games in this season's Champions League campaign. Another positive result against Juventus is imperative if they are to catch the likes of Manchester City FC and Sevilla FC.

Top facts

  • Forty years ago this week, Gladbach eliminated Juventus in the second round of the 1975/76 European Cup.
  • After a last-minute defeat to City on Matchday 2, Gladbach are still searching for their first home win in the competition since 1978.
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last five away games in the Champions League (excluding last year's final on neutral ground).
  • Sami Khedira won all three of the games he played against Gladbach while at VfB Stuttgart.
  • Gladbach have never lost at home to Italian opposition, though they have drawn four of their six home encounters with Serie A sides.

Possible line-ups

Gladbach:Sommer - Korb, Christensen, Dominguez, Wendt - Dahoud, Xhaka - Traore, Johnson - Stindl - Raffael

Juventus:Buffon - Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini - Marchisio, Khedira, Evra - Pogba, Cuadrado - Morata, Mandzukic