Juventus travel to Denmark to face FC Copenhagen on Tuesday as many people's dark horses to win this season's Champions League.
The Serie A champions have won back-to-back league titles but were knocked out of Europe by eventual winners Bayern Munich at the quarter-final stage last season.
They are now ready to challenge for silverware on all fronts in 2013-14, particularly after some astute transfers in the close season, with Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Angelo Ogbonna all arriving in Turin.
Group B rivals Copenhagen have endured a disastrous season domestically so far, taking seven games to win their first match before embarking on a 12-match winless streak prior to re-appointing former coach Stale Solbakken.
In a group also containing Galatasaray and nine-time European champions Real Madrid, the Danish side are firm favourites to finish bottom.
Copenhagen, however, will take solace from their last Champions League adventure in 2010-11 when they finished second only to Barcelona in the group stages before exiting at the hands of Chelsea in the knockout stages.