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Starting XI: Real vs Juve

UEFA Champions League Starting XI: Real Madrid vs Juventus

By David Kappel - Apr 11, 2018 07:42 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid host Juventus tonight and while Cristiano Ronaldo will be continuing his record hunt, the Spanish giants will try to avoid a similar upset to what bitter rivals FC Barcelona suffered on Tuesday – here is how both teams will line up.

Read: Messi Has Never Scored In Barca’s UCL Exits, CR7 Shines Even On Bad Days

UEFA Champions League

Teams: Real Madrid vs Juventus

Date: 11 April 2018

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Time: 8.45 pm

Los Blancos enter the game with a commanding lead after beating Juve 3-0 at their own home ground last week, leaving them virtually with one foot in the semi-finals.

The Spanish giants will take confidence from the fact that no team has ever been knocked out of the competition after winning the first leg 3-0 away from home. However, they will be warned not to be complacent after AS Roma heroically eliminated Real's Barca last night, coming from 4-1 down to win the second leg 3-0 and progress on away goals.

Tonight's game is the 21st contest between the two sides, with Real winning 10 of the previous clashes, while Juventus have come out victorious eight times and two games ended in a draw.

Juve, though, have won the past four two-legged knockout ties between the two giants and were the last to eliminate Real from the competition, beating them 3-2 on aggregate in the 2014/15 semi-final.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in all of his six appearances for Real against Juventus, netting nine goals in total, and will also be keen to extend his run of finding the back of the net in 10 successive Champions League games – a record run that began in last year's 4-1 final victory over the Italian side.

The Portuguese sits on 14 strikes for the current campaign and needs just three more goals to break his own competition record for the most goals in a single Champions League season.

Read: Seven UCL Records Held By Ronaldo

Here is how both teams line up:

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Vallejo, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Isco, Bale, Ronaldo.

Juventus: Buffon; De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; D. Costa, Higuain, Mandzukic.

What's your prediction for this clash of the giants? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Mpho wa Cosmos Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 11, 2018 09:37 PM
The inclusion of Vallejo and Bale mmmmmm. Ramos experience is missed. Great planning by Juve however the Madala machine will be tired and we are about to witness rain of goals. Madrid has UCL experience
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baba ka Luvo Apr 11, 2018 09:26 PM
yeasterda was Roma today Juventus tough tyms
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clemz7 Apr 11, 2018 09:12 PM
OK
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Emza_vr6 Apr 11, 2018 09:05 PM
2-0 Madrid
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Michaeltshigama Apr 11, 2018 09:02 PM
He'll do it once again, CR7
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Benele Pogba Maseko Apr 11, 2018 08:42 PM
Real will won 3-1
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King of them ALL Apr 11, 2018 08:35 PM
i hope Massesi is not minying wherever he is bcoz he will grow piles
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Benele Pogba Maseko Apr 11, 2018 08:32 PM
Rinaldo will win ballorn door
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Flipping lyf Apr 11, 2018 08:24 PM
Crr7
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Hendry Mathabela Apr 11, 2018 08:24 PM
In God we trust, In Ronaldo we trust as well coz he is Lord of soccer
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pato Apr 11, 2018 08:21 PM
Im happy bale started, Benzema must rest
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Esme Apr 11, 2018 08:21 PM
To tell the truth as a Real Madrid fan I'm quite nervous for the game tonight I know it's gonna be tough match bcoz I don't think juventus will be at ease coz they not prepared to lose again against the legends Real Madrid ...I can't wait to see tonight who's gonna prove whose the true legends
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Mfanakamdala Apr 11, 2018 08:13 PM
CR7
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 11, 2018 08:08 PM
Barca fans mustn't minya for R.Madrd downfall because they get hurt come full-time.
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Vamza Apr 11, 2018 08:06 PM
Make us happy Cr7
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Real Madrid King CR7

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