Predicted line-ups — Real Madrid-Juventus

11 April, 2018, 13:49 | Author: Christina Harvey

The Serie A leaders trail 12-times European champions Real 3-0 in their quarter-final tie and need to produce a remarkable performance in Wednesday's second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu after Ronaldo's brace and Marcelo's late strike settled last week's encounter. He also confirmed an offer for the Welsh international's services last August from an English club, was rejected by Real. But can they possibly keep the hosts out too? The Brazilian will be crucial again for Los Blancos in the Spanish capital, where Juve will be looking to gain a measure of pride after two resounding defeats to Zinedine Zidane's side in the space of 10 months - the first of which came in the 2017 Champions League final.

Real Madrid are without suspended captain Sergio Ramos while Nacho Fernandez will miss out through injury. Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli were guilty of making mistakes in the first leg - something the experienced Italian duo can not afford to repeat. We've heard it all before in the build-up to such games. It shows how great a player he is. We shouldn't have any problems. He has made only eight appearances, mostly when Zidane chose to rest his regular starters. Vallejo's last Spanish league match before that was against Sevilla in December. But why say if one player is better or worse than Alfredo Di Stefano, or better or worse than Emilio Butragueno, Amancio Amaro?

As ever you can watch all the action from Wednesday's Champions League games Live & Exclusive on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. From what we've seen in practice, he is fine.

In that time, Juventus have scored 23 matches against Real Madrid, while conceding 28.

In the attack, Madrid has scored in seven straight matches, with Ronaldo continuing to impress.




"Casemiro is used to playing in the midfield but he has practiced in the back many times", Varane said.

Zidane has continued to back his player publicly, yet his responses to the press have not always been convincing and after the 5-3 win at Betis in which Bale was a peripheral figure, he simply said: "Gareth played his game".

Madrid has won three Champions League titles in the last four seasons, including the last two in a row. While they do already have 1 foot in the semi-finals, Zidane's men will certainly not take Juventus likely and will be wary of the danger that they possess. "It was a good game, but there is still 50 per cent of the tie to be played", he said. "But if we are committed from minute one to minute 90 we have a big chance to go through (against anyone)".

No doubt the talented 22-year-old will make Julen Lopetegui's squad. We have to get through it before thinking about any other games. We need to give our all, tomorrow will help us for the result of the season.

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