Juventus host Palermo but Porto is on the brain

Juventus is hosting Palermo on Friday evening, but all anyone can think of is how Juve will fare in the Champions League against Porto on Wednesday. The recent midweek fixtures produced a few surprises, and while certain score lines grabbed the headlines, most would agree that no team has consistently proved to be brilliant.

Paris Saint-Germain looked convincing, but certain mediocre performances in the group stage and in the league have caused many to wonder if manager Unai Emery's team can keep it up. Barcelona were so poor that it's difficult to reach a definitive conclusion about their quality. Real Madrid proved that they can always be counted upon, yet their domestic form of late has brought up concerns as well, while Bayern Munich have defeated teams without breaking a sweat.

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