Juventus vs Real Madrid Preview
After going through ups and downs, highs and lows, success and disappointments, the exhilarating charisma of this season’s UEFA Champions League move towards quarterfinals this Tuesday. The last season’s finalist Juventus welcome defending champions Real Madrid for the first leg confrontation, at Allianz Stadium. The exciting affair is scheduled to start at 7:45 pm GMT.And you can be able to watch Juventus vs Real Madrid Live Stream for free.
The Old Lady are still feeling the emphatic misery of last season’s finale annihilation at the hands of Los Blancos. Juventus suffered hammering 4-1 blow in the final confrontation which ended their hopes of lifting Europe’s top-prized competition for 3rd time in the history.
After holding the Spanish giants for a 1-1 draw right at the end of the first half, Juventus conceded three second-half goals, which ripped them right apart at Millennium Stadium. However, with the new season comes the new hope, and what better than the quarterfinal stage for the Old Lady to get their most-awaited revenge over Los Blancos.
The quarterfinal journey for Massimiliano Allegri’s men paved in with a pulsating 4-3 aggregate victory over English club Tottenham Hotspur, in the round of 16 tie. After being held to a 2-2 first-leg draw by Spurs in Allianz Stadium, Juventus came back strong in Wembley with a resounding 2-1 win over London club. Courtesy of the second half goals from Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, Juventus ended the Champions league dreams of Spurs, and marched ahead into the all-important quarterfinals showdown.
If Champions League is art, then Real Madrid are Picasso of it. Los Blancos and Champions League seem inseparable at the moment. Coming with a successive Champions League triumph, the Spanish giants will be eyeing a stellar hat trick this time around.
The prominent champions have been precisely dominating in the knockout stages. Apart from their Tuesday’s rivals, no team have been able to knock Los Blancos out of the competition over 3 years period. Courtesy of emphatic display and outrageous European run, Zidane’s men are sure favorites to clinch the Champions League title for a whopping 13th time.
Real Madrid reached to the quarterfinal stages with an impressive 5-2 aggregate win over French giants, PSG. After hammering Neymar and co. by 3-1 score-line at Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg, Los Blancos traveled to Paris and came out at the top with a 2-1 margin. Cristiano Ronaldo was in the score-sheet for both the legs win, as the Portuguese maestro scored 3 goals in two legs for the Spanish side. Hence, Juventus vs Real Madrid Live Stream for 90 minutes will pass like a blink of an eye.
Head to Head
The two European Juggernauts have collided 12 times against each other in the past. The Old Lady have the edge over Los Blancos with 6-4 wins. The two riveting rivals have shared a point on 2 occasions.
Zidane’s men trashed the Italian side in their last meeting at last season’s grand finale with a 4-1 score-line and took their revenge of 2014/15 season’s semifinal exit at the hands of Juventus.
Key Players to Watch
The Argentine striker has been a key factor in the success journey of Juventus. With 5 goals in the campaign, Higuain has been the leading goal-scorer for the Old Lady in the on-going Champions League season.
The 30 years old striker posses great scoring credentials up front and can tear down the opponent’s back-line with immense strength. With the hopes of marching their journey towards Champions League triumph, the home side will fully rely on their ace-man to give stellar performance against mighty Real Madrid side.
The Portuguese genius has been without a doubt a force to reckon with in the Champions League football. Ronaldo tops the leader-board with 12 goals so far in this season’s top-prized competition.
The marquee man for Real Madrid has rattled down his opponents with unbelievable pace and freakish strength at the front of the ball.
Coming with record-setting 117 goals from 148 Champions League appearances, Ronaldo will undoubtedly look forward to adding another goal to his tally and hunt down the Italians.
The home side have a long-listed absentee ahead of the big quarterfinal clash. Midfielder Federico Bernardeschi is expected to be sidelined for the 1st leg tie following a mid-March’s knee injury.
Similarly, defender Alex Sandro is still doubted for the game as he is recovering from a thigh injury.
The late setback for Massimiliano Allegri’s men sees the injury to star-forward Mario Mandzukic, as the Croatian forward is out of the action following a bruised leg.
Furthermore, midfielder Miralem Pjanic and Mehdi Benatia will miss the first-leg sitting following a suspension.
Zidane’s men are have suffered a late injury with the Spanish defender Nacho Fernandez ruled out of the first-leg tie following an ankle injury.
The defending champions are expected to go down the middle with their formidable 4-3-3 formation, with Isco, Benzema and Ronaldo up front.
Juventus vs Real Madrid Lineup (Predicted XI)
Juventus Lineup (4-3-3)
DEF: Barzagli (RB), Lichtsteiner (RCB), Chiellini (LCB), Rugani (LB)
MID: Khedira (RM), Marchisio (CM), Matuidi (LM)
FOR: Dybala (RF), Higuain (CF), Costa (LF)
Real Madrid Lineup (4-3-3)
DEF: Carvajal (RB), Varane (RCB), Ramos (LCB), Marcelo (LB)
MID: Modric (RM), Casemiro (CM), Kroos (LM)
FOR: Isco (RF), Benzema (CF), Ronaldo (LF)
Juventus vs Real Madrid Prediction
Before heading towards Juventus vs Real Madrid Live Stream, lets predict the scoreline. The jaw-dropping quarterfinal contest between these two European heavyweights will surely capture the attention of global football fans. The excitement and anticipation will be in the next level as the road to semifinal begin right away.
The home side may have the previous season’s misery in their mind. However, they will run along with the hope that they and only they can stop the rampant momentum of Los Blancos and inch closer to the Champions League triumph.
Meanwhile, Zidane’s men will not be bothered by what comes in their way to hold the top-prized competition for third successive times. With impeccable confidence in their side, Los Blancos will be hoping to take a resounding advantage into the next week’s home tie.
We expect a belter of a contest between these two powerhouses and predict a 2-1 away from the advantage for the defending champions.
Time for Juventus vs Real Madrid Live Stream
Following are the kick-off times of the Champions League game across 5 continents:-
Europe (UK) – 7:45 pm, Tuesday
North America (USA) – 2:45 pm, Tuesday
South America (Brazil) – 3:45 pm, Tuesday
Asia (India) – 12:15 am, Wednesday
Australia – 4:45 am, Wednesday
Juventus vs Real Madrid Live Stream
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