The second leg of the quarter-final round of the UEFA Champions League continues on Wednesday, April 11 as Real Madrid host Juventus. Los Blancos go into their home fixture in the lead after securing a 3-0 victory in Italy. However, anything is possible in this beautiful game and Juve will be looking to turn the corner.
Sevilla travel away against Bayern Munich in their return leg. The home side is ahead after a 2-1 win against the Spaniards. Munich have the upper hand in this encounter and will be looking to take advantage of playing on their home turf.
On the domestic scene, SuperSport United take their league home match to Mbombela Stadium as they play hosts to the high-flying Orlando Pirates. The Buccaneers will be looking to turn their fortunes around against Matsatsantsa who have had a hold over the Mayfair-based outfit in recent times.
Match of the Week
Real Madrid v Juventus (UEFA Champions League)
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League Rankings: Madrid 3rd (LaLiga) & Juventus 1st (Serie A)
Useful facts: Juve will hope to forget about all that happened at Allianz Stadium when they pay a visit to current holders of the UEFA Champions League for the quarterfinals second leg tie. A rampant Los Blancos hammered Juve 3-0 in the first leg last week. Real’s talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, was a hero of the day when he netted home twice, including an out-of-this-world bicycle kick which saw the Portuguese forward receive a standing ovation from supporters of the Black and Whites. A win for Zinedine Zidane’s side will see them edge closer to their 13th Champions League title.
Bongani Zungu: Real Madrid
Bayern Munich v Sevilla (UEFA Champions League)
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League Rankings: Bayern 1st & Sevilla 7th (LaLiga)
Useful facts: Sevilla are in for a tough one when they face the Bundesliga champions, in the second leg encounter of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Bayern, who retained the league for the sixth consecutive season, come into this clash having the upper hand after securing a two-goal advantage in the first leg meeting away. The White and Reds will seek to make an impact in the early minutes of the game to cancel the Bavarians’ two goals if they are to proceed to the next round.
Bongani Zungu: Bayern
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates (Premier Soccer League)
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League Rankings: SuperSport 14th & Pirates 2nd
Useful facts: Matsatsantsa a Pitori have had it quite tough this season in the PSL. The three-time league champions found themselves in a threatening position in the bottom eight of the log standings. They will hope to turn things around at the expense of the in-form Buccaneers when hosting them on Wednesday evening. However, the Soweto giants have proven to be a force to be reckoned with, chasing log leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns in the league title race. Milutin Sredojevic’s men will once again be out to close the gap on Masandawana. The last time SuperSport clashed with Bucs, a goalless draw was the result.
Bongani Zungu: Pirates