Juventus will want to keep their Champions League momentum when they host Borussia Monchengladbach in a Group D match in Turin on Wednesday.
While Juventus continue to assert their dominance in the Serie A, their Champions League journey so far this season has been much better, with two wins from two matches – not bad considering they came against Manchester City and Sevilla.
In what is considered as the Group of Death for this season, Juve have done exceedingly well to take early control, and the last thing they will want to do is relinquish the hold they have on this group.
Even with their iffy form in the Serie A, Juventus will be expected to pick up all three points against a Borussia Monchengladbach side yet to take a single point in the Champions League.
"It will be completely different from the Sevilla game [which the Italian side won 2-0], above all because they are on a good run of form in the Bundesliga," Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said. "They've become more compact, also mentally.
"We need to play as if it were a knockout game, knowing we've got 90 minutes to get the result we need. We could move onto nine points and, considering Manchester City play Sevilla, we would increase our lead over them, but there would still be three games left.
"Borussia are a good team and they are still in the hunt, while we've got a big chance to put ourselves within touching distance of qualifying. We've got to show them respect and not allow ourselves to get carried away by the enthusiasm we gained from the first two group games."
After a woeful start in the Bundesliga, which led to their inspirational manager Lucien Favre stepping down, Monchengladbach have done well to claw their way back up to 10th, but the Champions League has, so far, proved to be a tough nut to crack.
They were a little unlucky, however, not to take a point in their last match against Manchester City, with Sergio Aguero scoring the winner in the 90th minute from the penalty spot.
That performance, no doubt, will give them encouragement, even if they know Juventus in Turin will be a completely different prospect.
"Fear has no place in football, this is a challenge against a huge club who got to the final last season," Borussia Monchengladbach manager Andre Schubert said. "Neither team has made a good start to the season, but both are turning the corner so it's a big game and we're all looking forward to it, certainly not scared."
Where to Watch Live
Juventus vs Borrusia Monchengladbach is set to begin at 8.45 pm local time (12.15 am IST, 7.45 pm BST, 2.45 pm ET). Ten Cricket will show the match live in India, while the live streaming option is on Ten Sports Live.
The Champions League game will be shown live in the Middle East, Australia, Spain, France and Canada on Bein Sports, while the online live streaming option is on Bein Sports Connect.
Watch Juventus vs Gladbach live on ESPN2 in the US, while the live stream option is on FoxSoccer2Go.