Cristiano Ronaldo’s header during the first leg, kept Real Madrid’s hopes alive in advancing to the competition’s final stage. However, despite being the match’s online betting favorite, the squad should be wary of a resilient and determined Juventus.
Although they were outlasted during the first leg, the Madridistas are confident that they can turn the odds into their favor. Playing at Santiago Bernabeu gives them the utmost advantage in terms of getting all the support and controlling the momentum.
There is a possibility for Sergio Ramos to return to the defensive zone after a midfield experiment did not turn out right.
Toni Kroos, who was injured during the Turin match is in doubts of making it to the pitch. Though he played against Valencia, he was soon withdrawn during the first half.
There is a possibility for Karim Benzema to return. Yet, Luka Modiric remains sidelined.
A ferocious and unstoppable Juve was seen during the initial leg of the competition and many are hoping that they can retain the tenacity that they have shown.
Juve surprised many when they kept the Madridistas at bay. But they should prepare for a bold come back.
Paul Pogba, who was greatly missed at Turin will now play, adding more grit and strength to the club.
Real Madrid should be wary of Pogba’s return. Juve has already shown what they can do despite the absence of the French starlet. And apparently, the Los Blancos, though they have the home court advantage cannot afford to be too complacent since the Old Lady can readily share the spoils in the match.
Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus
Match Date: 13 May 2015 14:45 EST
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu
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