Juventus vs Real Madrid – Champions League Quarter Final – 3/4/18
Date: April 3rd
The Allianz Stadium is the arena as two of Europe’s heavyweights clash in the Champions League Quarter Final. Juventus and Real Madrid have met each other 19 previous times in European Cup/Champions League history, with Real having the slight edge with 9 victories and 8 losses. Their most recent meeting was none other than last years final with Real Madrid romping to a 4 – 1 victory.
Current Serie A champions, Juventus, remain in top of their domestic league however Napoli are only 4 points behind them. Confidence in Turin will be riding high following their 3 – 1 victory over Milan in their last outing and the amazing victory over Tottenham at Wembley and they haven’t tasted defeat since November.
In stark contrast to Juve, Real Madrid are enduring a torrid time domestically currently sitting 3rd in La Liga and a whopping 13 points from league leaders and arch rivals Barcelona. Given the weight of expectation from the Los Blancos fans, the Champions League must surely be Zinedine Zidane’s last chance to save face this season and failure to bring home Europe’s most coveted prize may see him pay the ultimate price.
Juventus vs Real Madrid in Facts and Figures
- Referee, Cunet Cakir, has officiated Real Madrid no fewer than 8 times including 2 losses.
- Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain have both netted 21 times in all competitions for The Old Lady, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 37 times for Real Madrid.
- No other team has won the European Cup/Champions League more than Real with them taking home the trophy 12 times and no other team has finish runner up than Juve with them coming second on 7 occasions.