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Juventus vs Real Madrid: Team news, line-ups & predictions

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 02/04/2018

Juventus will host Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarter-final of the Champions League tie on Tuesday in Turin, here are few details and facts you need to know before the clash.

TEAM NEWS

JUVENTUS:

The Italian Champions will be without the services of defender Medhi Benatia and midfielder Miralem Pjanic will both miss Tuesday’s Champions League clash due to an accumulation of five yellow cards.

The Old Lady also face concern over the fitness of defender Alex Sandro who is a doubt to face Los Blancos.

REAL MADRID:

The European Champions will be without Nacho Fernandez and young full-back Achraf Hakimi with the pair struggling through injury.

HEAD TO HEAD

Both teams have played 12 times with Juventus having a better head to head record against the Spanish outfit.

The Italian Champions have won on 6 occasions and drew two while Real Madrid has only managed four wins against the Bianconneri.

RECENT FORM

JUVENTUS:

Juventus has been in a good form recently after finding their way back to the top of the Serie A table despite losing the grip to Napoli for the larger part of the season.

The Turin outfit defeated AC Milan 3-1 in their last Serie A game and the form of the team seems to be fine at the moment with Dybala coming into shape at the right moment.

Juventus has not lost in their last six games and their worst result was a draw against SPAL in Serie A.

REAL MADRID:

Los Blancos' form domestically has begun to look like the European form after a disastrous campaign in the La Liga, Zinedine Zidane men are now replicating the form Europe to their domestic campaign.

Real Madrid has been able to show some glimpse of a good game of late before the international break with their star man Cristiano Ronaldo scoring four goals before the break and continue his scoring run with Portugal in the friendly match against Egypt.

Real Madrid last six games were fantastic but they suffered a loss against Espanyol and the rest ended in victory.

PREDICTIONS

Juventus 1-2 Real Madrid

PROBABLE LINEUPS

JUVENTUS:

Buffon, Asamoah, Barzagli, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Matuidi, Marchisio, Khedira, Costa, Higuain, Dybala.

REAL MADRID:

Navas, Marcelo, Varane, Ramos, Carvajal, Casimero, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Ronaldo Benzema.

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