Real Madrid on the other hand have Modric & Benzema out with injury, Cristiano Ronaldo with some apparent back pains & their Football has not been as sharp as in the past. It is obvious that its a home & away two game semi final affair & perhaps the Spaniards will be more "cautious" tonight looking for an away goal to wrap things up back in Madrid.
|Courtesy of "Mundo Deportivo"|
As usual this morning Sports media has been debating the possible starting 11 line-ups for both Real Madrid & Juventus taking all factors into consideration. Everything points that Real Madrid will again go with the "Sergio Ramos midfielder Experiment" while Juventus is undecided if they will play with 2 or 3 central defenders. Either way both them are showing each other the maximum respect & know beforehand that a slip with be costly.
Spanish Sports paper "Mundo Deportivo" have published an infograph with their speculated starting 11 line-ups for Juventus & Real Madrid:
JUVENTUS: Buffon, Lichsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini, Evra, Vidal, Marchisio, Pirlo, Tevez & Morata.
REAL MADRID: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo (Coentrao), Ramos, Kroos, Isco, James, Bale & Cristiano Ronaldo.
Juventus has a powerful & hard working midfield that Real Madrid will want to neutralise, while the Italians are weary of the offensive power of the Spanish Team. Vertical attacking by Madrid vs a the counter-attacking Juve. Great match assured!
May the better team win tonight!