Reporter’s view: Zinédine Zidane’s men have one foot in the last four in the competition that seems to bring out the best in them. They will be confident of getting the job done at the Bernabéu, despite the suspended Sergio Ramos and injured Nacho leaving them depleted at the back. At the other end, Cristiano Ronaldo will be determined to score in an 11th(!) successive UEFA Champions League match.

Possible line-ups


First leg: Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Casemiro, Varane, Marcelo; Kovačić, Modrić, Kroos; Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema
Out
: Nacho (muscle), Ramos (suspended)
Doubtful
: Vázquez (ankle)
Misses next match if booked
: Kovačić

Juventus: Buffon; De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanić, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Higuaín, Douglas Costa
Out
: Dybala (suspended), Bentancur (suspended), Bernardeschi (knee), Barzagli (stomach)
Doubtful: none
Misses next match if booked: Alex Sandro, Chiellini

MAKE YOUR FANTASY CHANGES

Fantasy Football top point scorers

Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo, forward (79 points, €12.7m)
Juventus: Gonzalo Higuaín, forward (37 points, €10.7m)

Where to watch

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Weekend results

Buffon's last UEFA Champions League game?


Buffon’s last UEFA Champions League game?©AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid
Benevento 2-4 Juventus

Form guide*

Real Madrid: DWWWWW
Juventus: WLWDWW

*All competitions, most recent first

Zinédine Zidane, Real Madrid coach

Sergio Ramos is unavailable for the hosts


Sergio Ramos is unavailable for the hosts©AFP/Getty Images

The result in the first leg doesn’t change anything for us. It’s another game – what happened, happened. We got a good result but it’s only half-time. We have the second half tomorrow. We need to play another great game. I’m only thinking about tomorrow and us, not about potential opponents further down the line.

Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach

What we want to do is reverse this 3-0. It was a tough result, we’ll need to play a complete game against a complete team if we are to get a positive result. Nobody expected us to concede after two minutes in Turin, so why can’t we do the same tomorrow? We need to give our all. We need to be serious as we’re still battling for the league. 


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