Alas, the trending hashtag #PrayForMonaco on Twitter hasn't yielded the desired result. Juventus will be facing Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League round of 16. They may not be the worst opponent to face but things could have certainly turned out better for the Italian Champions.
However, a difficult challenge may be a blessing in disguise for the Old Lady. There is nothing that helps build momentum than achieving victory against impressive opponents and Borussia Dortmund certainly are that -- at least in Europe. While they may be suffering domestically, failing to win matches by playing their usual style of swashbuckling football, they at least understand the demands of Europe and play with confidence and intelligence.
In fairness, their Champions League group was not the hardest despite the illusion.
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