Juventus train ahead of Champions League clash against Real Madrid

11 April, 2018, 13:42 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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"We're not crying about what happened, and we go to Madrid with the desire to play a good game".

Zidane scored twice as France beat Brazil 3-0 in the 1998 World Cup final, while he also netted in the 2006 final though was then famously sent off for a headbutt. "We need to think game by game only, nothing else". "But if we are committed from minute one to minute 90 we have a big chance to go through (against anyone)". In this picture, Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts during La Liga match between S.D. Eibar and Real Madrid at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on March 10, 2018, in Eibar, Spain.

The lack of discussion about a comeback - something that has been very different, say, to the talk before Barcelona-Paris Saint-Germain last season - isn't completely down to the utter assurance that Real always have about this competition.

The match against Juventus will be Ronaldo's 150th in the Champions League.

Zidane will miss the services of Nacho Fernandez (muscle injury) and Jesus Vallejo (wound) in this match while team captain Sergio Ramos will be out as he serves a yellow card suspension.

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Los Blancos, on course for an unprecedented three-peat in the UEFA Champions League, are heavy favourites to progress to the semis after their massive away win in Italy last week but will have to be wary of complacently when the Bianconeri come visiting on Wednesday. The history between the clubs isn't just limited to football but goes way beyond the sport.

The former Italy worldwide played the full 90 minutes in the first leg in Turin, but sat out Saturday's win at Benevento and reportedly missed training ahead of the trip to Madrid. Mateo Kovacic would likely enter the lineup to replace Casemiro in the midfield, or Zidane could choose a more aggressive setup with an extra attacking midfielder such as Marco Asensio or Francisco "Isco" Alarcon.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. He resumed the role in 2009 and has since won the trophy three more times, beating Atletico in 2014 and 2016, and Juventus a year ago.

"The result from the first leg changes nothing for us, tomorrow is another story, another game and we want to put in another great performance", said Zidane.

"You think back to World Cup finals and that Champions League final goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002".

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