Champions League Semifnals: Real Madrid's Make-or-break Against JuventusPublished May 13, 2015 by Amir G
Real Madrid and Juventus meet for the Champions League semifinal in a bid to secure a spot in next month's final against Barcelona (kickoff 19:45 UK time).
Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium lights up tonight in expectation for one of the best games this football season. Home team Real Madrid host Italian champion Juventus for a do-or-die second leg of the Champions League semifinal (kickoff 19:45 UK time). All pressure will be on the home team today after the Italians triumphed 2-1 against Carlo Ancelotti's team in last week's match in Turin.
Life or Death for Real
Real Madrid's setback in the La Liga title chase against Barcelona sets the stage for tonight's game. Ancelotti's men will climb the pitch at the Bernabeu knowing that if they play right they could meet Barca in next month's final.
With a reinforced line-up including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Tony Kroos and Karim Benzema who's expected to play, Real will have to be very aggressive all throughout the game against a Juventus that will surely be very defensive.
Can Juventus Hold Real Off?
For Juventus, the objective is clear: keep a clean sheet, don't let any goals in. Seeing that they're facing one of the best teams in the world, this might prove to be a tad difficult but super interesting at the same time.
While the Old Lady will be on the defensive for the most part, Real's back could summon good blitz opportunities that could turn the game around – an away goal is worth gold tonight. Juve is the underdog, but one brilliant moment could turn all of that around.
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