Turin-based football team Juventus is bracing itself for an emotional night on Wednesday 13 April when the team faces English opponents Liverpool for the second time in eight days.

The clubs played each other last Tuesday night for the first time since 39 Juventus fans were crushed to death as they tried to escape crowd trouble at the Heysel stadium in Brussels in May 1985.

Juventus officials are discussing a fitting tribute to those who died, following efforts by the English club to seek reconciliation.

The teams are playing in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League, which is played over two games, or legs.

At Liverpool's "Anfield" stadium last week, a banner was unfurled bearing the word Amicizia (Friendship); among other gestures, there was a minute's silence before the game.

However, a significant number of Juventus supporters turned their backs to the tributes and made obscene gestures, showing they were in no mood to forgive.

Other Italians at last week's game applauded the displaying of the banner and joined in an emotional rendition of Liverpool's Anthem: "You'll Never Walk Alone".

English fans are being urged not to travel without tickets this week and to pick up shuttle buses from Turin town centre, which will take them directly to the "Delle Alpi" stadium.