One of Europe’s most enduring head-to-heads, Juventus and Real Madrid have delivered drama aplenty down the decades – and meet again in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
Continental institutions who faced off in last season’s UEFA Champions League final, Juventus and Real Madrid boast a combined 14 European Cups and an almost perfectly balanced record in their matches against each other.
Juventus welcome Real Madrid to Turin on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
It is a repeat of the 2017 final and the home side will be hoping for an improved display against Zinedine Zidane’s men as they attempt to seize the advantage ahead of the second leg on April 11.
Madrid, meanwhile, are on the hunt for a third successive Champions League title and an away victory would set them up nicely for the tie’s decisive game at the Santiago Bernabeu.
With one of the tournament’s most formidable defences coming up against its top scorer of all time in Cristiano Ronaldo, it promises to be a spectacle.
Mehdi Benatia is suspended for the game, while Alex Sandro is a doubt as he recovers from injury, which means there will be some reshuffling in defence.
Midfielder Miralem Pjanic is also serving a suspension and Federico Bernardeschi is definitely out with an injury, but Mario Mandzukic could feature.
Potential Juventus starting XI: Buffon; De Sciglio, Chiellini, Barzagli, Lichtsteiner; Khedira, Matuidi, Marchisio, Dybala, Cuadrado, Higuain.
Los Blancos have a near-full panel to choose from for the game, with defender Nacho the only real doubt.
Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Ronaldo, Benzema, Isco.
Real Madrid are favourites to win the match with dabblebet pricing them at 6/4. Juventus are rated 9/5 to beat the Liga giants and a draw is available at 21/10.