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Paulo Dybala and Rodrigo Bentancur are also absent due to suspension, although Miralem Pjanic is back. Chiellini and Barzagli have formed part of the meanest defence in Serie A this season, with the Old Lady conceding just 18 goals in 31 league outings.

Real, though, are only fourth in La Liga, 15 points adrift of leaders Barcelona, with seven games left. "The important thing is to try and ensure this isn't Juve's last game in the Champions League this season".

Buffon said the first leg result meant Juventus travelled to Madrid "a bit free in our minds, although I would have preferred it if we were stressed".

Speaking on the eve of the match, the French coach said his side still needs another solid game to ensure a place in the semifinals, reports Efe.

"I think when you look at his body of work compared to virtually anyone other else than Lionel Messi is probably the greatest we've seen in the history of the sport", declared Hargreaves.

"When I saw the goal that Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Juventus, I thought that one day I'll get to play with one of the best players of all time", the teenager told Segue o Baile, as cited by Marca. "Then we will see if we get through, and then who we have to face, but we must not think beyond tomorrow's game".

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"We have one final and it is tomorrow".

Madrid didn't concede against Las Palmas, but before that it conceded at least once in five straight matches, including three times against Girona in a league game at home.

"They will also remember Cristiano Ronaldo at this club".

But the immediate focus in on Europe, and Allegri is hoping to turn the tables on their Spanish counterparts by making a fast start in Madrid. We don't know what'll happen during the match, but who expected us to lose 3-0 in the first leg? "We need to play with this kind of spirit against an unbelievable side".

Scoring hasn't been a problem for Real Madrid recently, especially with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form. "We need to concentrate on ourselves, not them". Sergio Ramos was booked in Turin which ruled him out of the second leg due to an accumulation of yellow cards. His last match was against Las Palmas following the global break last month.

  • Adam Floyd