JUVENTUS host Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final looking to beat the odds facing the title-defender.
The Italian giants who have two Champions League titles, have not reached the semi-finals since 2003 when they defeated their same opponents tomorrow 4-3 on aggregate before they were bested in the final by AC Milan on penalties. And After winning their 4th consecutive Serie A title with 4 weeks to go, The old Lady’s concentration and effort will be all focused on bringing home the European title, a title they have been chasing since 20 years ago.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, and after winning the long-awaited La Decima, will be looking to make history again by becoming the first club to successfully defend the Champions League trophy. They reached the semi-final after defeating city rivals Atletico Madrid in a remake of last years’ Champions League final which will give them a huge boost when they travel to the Juventus Stadium.
Karim Benzema has completed his recovery and will be available for the clash while Luka Modric is still out of service due to injury. Juventus starlet, Paul Pogba, is still recovering from his hamstring injury and is likely to miss the contest alongside Martin Caceres who picked-up an ankle injury.
The two sides met in 16 occasions and the Spanish giants have a slight edge with 8 wins to 7 with only one game ended in a draw. Follow this highly-anticipated European clash LIVE minute by minute on Tuesday, May 5th, starting 06:45 p.m GMT.