A draw against Sevilla was all that was required. One point achieved and Juventus would have avoided the toughest of clashes in the next stage of the Champions League.
Instead, rather than a somewhat easy tie against Dynamo Kiev -- an honour bestowed upon group winners Manchester City -- Juventus must now navigate what is possibly impossible: defeating the great Bayern Munich over two legs to reach the quarterfinals of Europe's most prestigious competition.
It was Fernando Llorente who struck the goal for Sevilla that condemned the Bianconeri to such a cruel tie. And if the curse of the ex strikes again, then we must wonder what the likes of Kingsley Coman and Arturo Vidal will do to the Old Lady when the two face off on the 23rd of February. Lest we forget, Mario Mandzukic will also be looking to exact revenge on the side who gave him up.