The first leg of the Champions League semi-final sees Juventus taking on the current champions Real Madrid. Who will prevail? The battle between one of the best defences and the best attacks in football may not be as one-sided as you might think.
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In total, both teams have played 16 matches against each other in the European competitions. The Spaniards have won 8 times, compared to the Italians’ 7 victories, and also enjoy a better goal difference.
Some fans still remember both sides playing in the Champions League final 17 years ago. Predrag Mijatovic’ second half goal was enough to condemn the Old Lady to a second straight final defeat.
This season, the 2-time winners of the competition have scored fewer goals but conceded only 5 goals in 10 appearances.
The 10-time winners, on the other hand, lead the way in terms of shots. However, the ball possession percentage of both teams is exactly the same (57%).
The Italian club has more time to prepare for two big matches after clinching a fourth consecutive domestic league title on Saturday. The galácticos only sit second in the table, two points behind league leaders Barcelona, with just three games to play.
An intriguing tactical battle or a fiery encounter at Juventus Stadium? Let’s get the ball rolling!