Pavel Nedved does not expect Juventus to overhaul the 2-0 deficit required to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Nedved was suspended for the first leg defeat to Arsenal but should be back for the return leg at the Stadio Delle Alpi in a week’s time.

However, the Czech midfielder has admitted that after Tuesday’s disappointing showing by Juventus, the tie may well be over.

“It will be very difficult to make something of it, maybe it’s already over,” he told Czech TV.

“We played quite well at the beginning but once we conceded a goal, everything went wrong.

“We showed nothing, we were harmless in almost every attack. If we want to go through we have to score goals in away matches. We did absolutely nothing.

“To be honest, I am not looking forward to the second leg because we won’t even be at full strength.

“The worst thing that could have happened, happened, the result was really heavy.

“If we were at full strength for the second leg we might have had a chance but now it will be really hard.”

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