The importance of beating Borussia Dortmund

For the prestige of Calcio, for the financial rewards and for the development of the team, Juventus must do enough against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening to ensure they qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Domestic success means little to a side that continues to collect points with ease and with no true challenger piling on the pressure. For the side to grow on a commercial level and make the type of money that will guarantee better squads and a better brand, Juventus need European success. And this season, they have a chance to move forward in the competition.

This is the worst Borussia Dortmund side we've seen in recent years. Void of any attacking ideas that don't include space and fast counter-attacks, Koln should have finished them off and grabbed success on Saturday.

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