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UEFA Champions League Starting XI: Juventus vs Real Madrid

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 03, 2018 07:32 PM @KeeganKruger

Serie A giants Juventus host reigning UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night – here's how the two sides line up.

UEFA Champions League

Teams: Juventus vs Real Madrid

Date: 3 April 2018

Venue: Allianz Stadium

Time: 8.45pm

The match, a replay of last season's final, sees Zinedine Zidane's men travel to the city of Turin as underdogs as they have not beaten the Italian side at their home ground since 1962.

Juventus lost their first European home meeting with Real Madrid 1-0 in February 1962, but since then have won six and drawn one of their seven home games against the Spanish giants.

The midweek tie will be the 20th meeting between these two clubs in European competition, with Real having won nine times, and Juventus eight.

Massimiliano Allegri's side is currently on a 27-game unbeaten run at home in European competition, a run of 16 wins and 11 draws, with their last European loss occurring in April 2013, against Bayern Munich.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has a great scoring record against the Italian outfit, though, having scored in all five of his games against Juve, and has seven goals altogether against the Bianconeri.

In team news, the Old Lady will be without defender Medhi Benatia and midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who are both suspended, while Real are expected to be at full strength.

Here's how they line up:

Juventus: Buffon; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Asamoah; Khedira, Bentancur; Douglas Costa, Dybala, Alex Sandro; Higuain

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo. 

Who do you think will come out on top in tonight's clash? Have your say in the comment section below.


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AnathiQina Apr 03, 2018 10:26 PM
Cr7 all the way
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NNK Apr 03, 2018 10:18 PM
That goal by Ronaldo is so beautiful it had me a little tearful. What a wonder strike...magical!
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white Mabutha Apr 03, 2018 10:16 PM
Two goals one assist from Ronaldo kodwa Jesu
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DopeZN Apr 03, 2018 10:16 PM
CR7 is no longer selfish
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 03, 2018 10:14 PM
Yooooh goal of the tournament from Ronaldo
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moroja Apr 03, 2018 10:12 PM
This game is just a replay it has been played yesterday
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Hlasela_Khosi Apr 03, 2018 10:12 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo is awesome. Dah Man ga se motho Akere. Jerrrrr What a goal!!!!
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alizebucs1986 Apr 03, 2018 10:11 PM
Buffon where r u,i told u King Is Coming for u
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moroja Apr 03, 2018 10:10 PM
This guy is real phenomenal when coming to goals
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baba ka Luvo Apr 03, 2018 10:10 PM
wawww what beuty u cant keep a gud man down
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Munangwangwa Apr 03, 2018 10:09 PM
His name is ronaldo the king of football.. juventus supporters are applauding as well.. respect to the king.. munangwangwa has spoken
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alizebucs1986 Apr 03, 2018 10:08 PM
Iyooooooo What a Goal
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alizebucs1986 Apr 03, 2018 10:08 PM
King CR7
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This referee is hot madrid in his heart
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Thobz10 Apr 03, 2018 09:47 PM
Juve by far the better team in the first half but sadly they dont have anything to show for it. They need to better their final pass in the second half.
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 03, 2018 09:46 PM
Carvajal that was a clear penalty!
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alizebucs1986 Apr 03, 2018 09:23 PM
Mxm This Referee is loosing it
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Marias Apr 03, 2018 09:09 PM
Ronaldo will score 4 goals tonight
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Thagalekgwara Apr 03, 2018 09:08 PM
Federico Bernadeschi 2 score against dis weak Loose Blancows..
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Thagalekgwara Apr 03, 2018 08:56 PM
May the best team win..

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