Juventus in the first leg of the 1/4 finals of the Champions League at home to take real Madrid.
Note that in may last year the teams met in the final of the prestigious tournament of Europe, where the Spanish club without any problems won the victory and, however, joined the club twelfth Cup Champions.
The previous round
Juventus in an exciting two-legged tie with the London-Tottenham slipped into the quarterfinals thanks to victory in an away encounter. The first act, which took place in Italy, ended in a draw (2:2). And the destiny of the permit in 1/4 of Champions League decided three minutes in the second half of the match in London. First Gonzalo Higuain in the 64th minute was the equaliser, and three minutes later Paulo Dibala scored the winning goal. Spurs have failed to turn the game around and lost in the first round of the playoffs.
“Galaktikos” in two meetings did not experience any problems with an expensive part of the French PSG. “Creamy” figured out at home with the Parisians (3:1) and the away match won with the score 2:1.
By the way, in two matches with the French club, the striker of real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo signed three times at the gate by Alphonse Areola.
In the Italian Serie A Juventus pulled away from Napoli is already on four points. It seems that the old lady will once again retain the scudetto, for the seventh time in a row.
Real hardly can boast of successful performances in the Spanish League. The team of Zinedine Zidane without a fight and gave the League title to Barcelona and settled in third place in the standings, behind Atletico Madrid moving four points.
History and facts
Real 35 times to the quarter-finals of the prestigious tournament of Europe, and in 28 cases took place in the next round.– “Cream” never in history has held Juventus in rounds of the playoffs Cup/Champions League.– Cristiano Ronaldo played in 18 quarter-final matches, scored 20 goals.
Juventus: Buffon, De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Asamoah – Khedira, Bentancourt, Matuidi – Dibala, Hernanes, Douglas Costa.
Real Madrid: Navas – Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, ISCO – Ronaldo-Benzema.
Out: Benatia, Pjanic – Nacho.
Doubtful: Mandzukic, Alex Sandro, Bernardeschi.
Bookmakers from bet 365 give a slight preference for the guest team. So, the odds on Juventus are accepted with a factor of 3.0. But the success of real Madrid is estimated at 2.6. A draw is 3.25.
Editorial opinion iSport.uain the first match of the quarterfinals is unlikely the team will force the issue. Rationalism and pragmatism will dominate on the football field, but the bright attacking football is likely to recede into the background. Real seems to be a big favorite in the upcoming match. I would suggest a draw with the “field goal” from real Madrid – 1:1.
Recall, the first quarter-final Champions League between Juventus and real Madrid will be held on Tuesday, 3rd April, at the Allianz stadium in Turin.
Also our website will be available a text online broadcast of the match, which will start at 21:45 Kyiv time.
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Alexey Matskevich, iSport.ua