Confirmed Line-Ups: UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid vs Juventus
Posted: 11 April 2018 Time: 19:30
Juventus are looking to overcome their nightmare first leg in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie against defending champions Real Madrid – here are the confirmed line-ups of both teams.
The Italian giants, who have lifted the Serie A title for the last five seasons, were stunned by two Cristiano Ronaldo goals before Marcelo scored the visitors third a week ago.
No team has ever overcome a 3-0 first leg home defeat in European Cup/Champions League history but Juve will draw confidence from fellow Italian side AS Roma’s shocking upset of FC Barcelona last night.
Juve were the last side to eliminate Real from the competition, but also lost last year’s final against Los Blancos 4-1.
Real superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be keen to continue his scoring run against Gianluigi Buffon, having scored nine goals in his six appearances with the Spanish side against Juventus.
So far, he has scored in every Champions League game this campaign, finding the back of the net 14 times already in 2017/18.
Juventus’ will be much harder by the absence of their own superstar Paulo Dybala, who saw a red card in the first leg.
Here is how both teams will line up:
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Ronaldo, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Marcelo, Casemiro, Isco.
Juventus: Buffon; De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; D. Costa, Higuain, Mandzukic.