What to expect from the 2018-19 Serie A season
Scudetto holders Juventus are aiming to defend their title, while Roma will be hoping to win the Europa League, while Sampdoria and Palermo will be aiming for promotion to the top flight.
The Bianconeri have a tough task ahead, with their Champions League qualification hopes in tatters after a disappointing 4-1 defeat at Udinese.
They are also struggling in Serie B, where they have dropped points in five consecutive games, with only one victory in their last six matches.
However, while they have had a tough time of it so far, they will be buoyed by their success in Europe.
The Bianconera are currently seventh in Serie A, six points clear of sixth-placed Roma and fourth-placed Palerma.
The team will hope to improve on last season’s second-placed finish and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2018-2019.
They have a strong squad with a host of young players, who have all made appearances this season, and the squad has had a good start to the season.
They have signed nine new players, including seven players who are expected to be starters for the upcoming season.
The club also have the help of the prestigious Supercopa del Rey.
The Champions League fixture is the first Champions League tie between the two clubs since Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-0 in the 2012 final.
The game will be broadcast on Sky Sport1 and Sky Sport2, and is expected to attract a crowd of 1.5 million, with a TV audience of around 1.6 million.