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Last-eight reunion for Juventus and Real Madrid

  • March 24, 2018

Ten months after Juventus succumbed to Real Madrid CF in a UEFA Champions League final, one of European football’s many fast rivalries is set for another section as a teams accommodate in a quarter-final initial leg in Turin.

• This will be a teams’ 20th contest. The 19th took place during a National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on 3 Jun 2017, Madrid using out 4-1 winners to explain a 12th European title, apropos a initial organisation to keep a prize in a UEFA Champions League era, and overcoming Juve in a final for a second time following their 1998 success.

• Juventus, however, have won a sides’ final 4 two-legged knockout ties, and were a final side to discharge Madrid in a competition, violence them in a 2014/15 semi-finals.

2017 final highlights: Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus

2017 final highlights: Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus

Previous meetings
• All 20 of a teams’ prior meetings have come in a a European Cup, and there is probably zero between a sides. Last season’s final was Madrid’s ninth win in matches opposite a Bianconeri; Juve have 8 victories with dual draws. Both sides have scored 22 goals.

• In final season’s final, Madrid struck initial by Cristiano Ronaldo, creation him a initial actor to measure in 3 UEFA Champions League finals. Though Mario Mandžukić’s fantastic beyond flog leveled before a mangle – a Croatian apropos a sixth actor to find a net in dual finals – second-half strikes from Casemiro (61), Ronaldo again (64) and Marco Asensio (90) took a prize to Madrid. Juve also mislaid Juan Cuadrado to an 84th-minute red card, a Colombian a third actor to be sent off in a European Cup final.

• The line-ups were:
Juventus: Buffon, Dani Alves, Barzagli (Cuadrado 66), Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Pjanić (Marchisio 71), Khedira, Mandžukić, Dybala (Lemina 78), Higuaín.
Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos (Morata 89), Casemiro, Modrić, Isco (Asensio 82), Ronaldo, Benzema (Bale 77).

• Their many new two-legged encounters came in a 2014/15 semi-finals, when Juve won 3-2 on aggregate. Goals from ex-Madrid striker Álvaro Morata – who played for a Merengues in a 2017 final – and Carlos Tévez gave Juve a 2-1 first-leg feat in Turin, notwithstanding Ronaldo’s reply.

• The teams during a Juventus Stadium on 5 May 2015 were:
Juventus: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Sturaro (Barzagli 64), Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Morata (Llorente 78), Tévez (Pereyra 86).
Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Kroos, Isco (Hernández 63), James Rodríguez, Bale (Jesé 86), Ronaldo.

• Ronaldo was again on aim in Madrid, usually for a 57th-minute equaliser from Morata to earn a 1-1 draw and take Juve into their initial final for 12 years.

• Madrid were 2-1 winners during a Bernabéu in a 2013/14 organisation stage with Ronaldo scoring twice in a initial 30 minutes. Juve have mislaid usually dual of a final 8 matches between a span (W4 D2).

• Ronaldo has strike a aim in all 5 of his appearances opposite Juventus for Real Madrid – 7 goals in all.

• Juventus suspended Madrid in a 2004/05 turn of 16, a 2002/03 semi-finals and a 1995/96 quarter-finals, though Madrid claimed their seventh European Cup during Juve’s responsibility in 1998. Predrag Mijatović’s close-range bid in a 66th notation valid adequate to win that year’s UEFA Champions League final opposite a Juve side featuring stream Madrid manager Zinédine Zidane.

Mijatović picks his Real Madrid dream five-a-side

Mijatović picks his Real Madrid dream five-a-side

• The sides during a Amsterdam ArenA on 20 May 1998 were:
Juventus: Peruzzi, Pessotto (Fonseca 70), Torricelli, Montero, Iuliano, Di Livio (Tacchinardi 46), Deschamps (Conte 77), Davids, Zidane, Del Piero, Inzaghi.
Real Madrid: Illgner, Panucci, Hierro, Sanchís, Roberto Carlos, Redondo, Karembeu, Seedorf, Raúl (Amavisca 90), Morientes (Jaime Sánchez 81), Mijatović (Šuker 90).

• Madrid have not beaten Juventus in a two-legged tie given a 1986/87 European Cup second round, when any side won their home leg 1-0. The Spanish side prevailed 3-1 in a chastisement shoot-out after a Turin second leg.

• Juventus are dominant in their final 7 home matches opposite Madrid (W6 D1). Madrid’s solitary feat in Turin came in a teams’ initial tie, in a 1961/62 quarter-finals, when any won 1-0 away, definition a replay in Paris. Madrid won that 3-1.

Match background

• This is Juve’s 18th European Cup quarter-final; their record is W12 L5:
2016/17 FC Barcelona W 3-0 (3-0 h, 0-0 a)
2014/15 AS Monaco FC W 1-0 (1-0 h, 0-0 a)
2012/13 FC Bayern München L 0-4 (0-2 a, 0-2 h)
2005/06 Arsenal FC L 0-2 (0-2 a, 0-0 h)
2004/05 Liverpool FC L 1-2 (1-2 a, 0-0 h)
2002/03 FC Barcelona W 3-2 (1-1 h, 2-1 a aet)
1998/99 Olympiacos FC W 3-2 (2-1 h, 1-1 a)
1997/98 FC Dynamo Kyiv W 5-2 (1-1 h, 4-1 a)
1996/97 Rosenborg BK W 3-1 (1-1 a, 2-0 h)
1995/96 Real Madrid CF W 2-1 (0-1 a, 2-0 h)
1985/86 FC Barcelona L 1-2 (0-1 a, 1-1 h)
1984/85 AC Sparta Praha W 3-1 (3-0 h, 0-1 a)
1982/83 Aston Villa FC W 5-2 (2-1 a, 3-1 h)
1977/78 AFC Ajax W 3-0 penalties (1-1 a, 1-1 h)
1972/73 Újpest FC W 2-2 divided goals (0-0 h, 2-2 a)
1967/68 Eintracht Braunschweig W 1-0 replay (2-3 a, 1-0 h)
1961/62 Real Madrid CF L 1-3 replay (0-1 h, 1-0 a)

• Juve’s record in two-legged ties opposite Spanish clubs is W9 L6, a many new confront a 3-0 total win opposite Barcelona during this theatre final deteriorate (3-0 home, 0-0 away).

• The Bianconeri have already faced Spanish antithesis in this season’s competition, losing 3-0 during Barcelona on matchday one before a goalless Turin pull on 22 November. That stretched their winless run opposite Liga clubs to 4 games (D2 L2).

Highlights: Tottenham 1-2 Juventus (3-4 agg)

Highlights: Tottenham 1-2 Juventus (3-4 agg)

• Juve’s altogether home record opposite Liga antithesis is W15 D9 L2. They are dominant in their final 9 such matches (W5 D4) and have mislaid usually one of a final 25 (W15 D9), against RC Deportivo La Coruña in a 2003/04 turn of 16 (0-1).

• Juventus have played 56 games opposite Spanish clubs in UEFA competition, with a record W19 D15 L22 F62 A62.

• Juve non-stop this European deteriorate with that better during Barcelona though are dominant in their final 7 games (W4 D3). In a turn of 16, they were hold 2-2 during home by Tottenham Hotspur FC though went by with a 2-1 second-leg divided win.

• At home in this season’s competition, Juve have beaten Olympiacos 2-0 and Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-1, drawing 0-0 with Barça and afterwards Tottenham.

• That stretched a Bianconeri’s dominant home run in UEFA foe to 27 games (W16 D11), dating behind to a 2-0 retreat opposite Bayern in Apr 2013. That is their usually European better in 32 matches during a Juventus Stadium (W19 D12).

• That Bayern better is also Juve’s usually home retreat in their final 25 knockout games in UEFA foe (W15 D9), subordinate included. They won all 3 matches in Turin in a 2016/17 knockout rounds.

Real Madrid
• Madrid are in a European Cup quarter-finals for a 35th time, some-more than any other side. Their record is W28 L6:
2016/17 FC Bayern München W 6-3 (2-1 a, 4-2 h)
2015/16 VfL Wolfsburg W 3-2 (0-2 a, 3-0 h)
2014/15 Club Atlético de Madrid W 1-0 (0-0 a, 1-0 h)
2013/14 Borussia Dortmund W 3-2 (3-0 h, 0-2 a)
2012/13 Galatasaray AÅž W 5-3 (3-0 h, 2-3 a)
2011/12 APOEL FC W 8-2 (3-0 a, 5-2 h)
2010/11 Tottenham Hotspur FC W 5-0 (4-0 h, 1-0 a)
2003/04 AS Monaco FC L 5-5, divided goals (4-2 h, 1-3 a)
2002/03 Manchester United FC W 6-5 (3-1 h, 3-4 a)
2001/02 FC Bayern München W 3-2 (1-2 a, 2-0 h)
2000/01 Galatasaray AÅž W 5-3 (2-3 a, 3-0 h)
1999/00 Manchester United FC W 3-2 (0-0 h, 3-2 a)
1998/99 FC Dynamo Kyiv L 1-3 (1-1 h, 0-2 a)
1997/98 Bayer 04 Leverkusen W 4-1 (1-1 a, 3-0 h)
1995/96 Juventus L 1-2 (1-0 h, 0-2 a)
1990/91 FC Spartak Moskva L 1-3 (0-0 a, 1-3 h)
1988/89 PSV Eindhoven W 3-2 (1-1 a, 2-1 h)
1987/88 FC Bayern München W 4-3 (2-3 a, 2-0 h)
1986/87 FK Crvena zvezda W 4-4 divided goals (2-4 a, 2-0 h)
1980/81 FC Spartak Moskva W 2-0 (0-0 a, 2-0 h)
1979/80 Celtic FC W 3-2 (0-2 a, 3-0 h)
1975/76 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach W 3-3 divided goals (2-2 a, 1-1 h)
1972/73 FC Dynamo Kyiv W 3-0 (0-0 a, 3-0 h)
1967/68 AC Sparta Praha W 4-2 (3-0 h, 1-2 a)
1966/67 FC Internazionale Milano L 0-3 (0-1 a, 0-2 h)
1965/66 RSC Anderlecht W 4-3 (0-1 a, 4-2 h)
1964/65 SL Benfica L 3-6 (1-5 a, 2-1 h)
1963/64 AC Milan W 4-3 (4-1 h, 0-2 a)
1961/62 Juventus W 3-1 replay (1-0 a, 0-1 h)
1959/60 OGC Nice W 6-3 (2-3 a, 4-0 h)
1958/59 Wiener SC W 7-1 (0-0 a, 7-1 h)
1957/58 Sevilla FC W 10-2 (8-0 h, 2-2 a)
1956/57 OGC Nice W 6-2 (3-0 h, 3-2 a)
1955/56 FK Partizan W 4-3 (4-0 h, 0-3 a)

Highlights: Paris 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 agg)

Highlights: Paris 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 agg)

• The Merengues are in a quarter-finals for a eighth deteriorate in a row, a new bar record. They have won any of their final 7 quarter-finals, and need one some-more to compare their 8 unbroken last-eight victories between 1967/68 and 1988/89.

• Madrid have won their final 5 games opposite Italian opposition, going behind to that 2015 semi-final second leg opposite Juve. In final season’s turn of 16, they overcame SSC Napoli 3-1 both home and away.

• Although Madrid also separated AS Roma (2-0 a, 2-0 h) in a 2015/16 turn of 16, they had formerly mislaid 8 uninterrupted two-legged knockout ties opposite Italian opposition. The Merengues’ record in two-legged ties opposite Italian sides altogether is W12 L9.

• That feat during Roma was their initial success in 9 visits to Italy; they followed adult by violence Napoli.

• The Spanish side have mislaid usually one of their final 12 games opposite Serie A sides (W7 D4) – that better during Juve in a 2015 semi-final initial leg.

• Madrid’s altogether record divided to Italian clubs is W6 D8 L18.

• This season, Madrid’s initial divided diversion in Group H was a 3-1 success during Dortmund on matchday two, though they lost by a same scoreline during Tottenham before a 6-0 feat during APOEL – their biggest UEFA Champions League divided win. They kick Paris Saint-Germain 5-2 on total in a turn of 16 (3-1 home, 2-1 away).

• Ronaldo became a initial actor to measure in all 6 organisation games, induction 9 goals overall. He also struck in both legs of a final 16, definition he has continued his record of anticipating a net in any diversion this deteriorate and is a competition’s tip scorer with 12 goals.

• Zinédine Zidane’s organisation have mislaid dual of their final 5 European divided games. A 2-1 better during Atlético Madrid in final season’s semi-final second leg (4-2 aggregate) finished Madrid’s six-game dominant divided run in a UEFA Champions League (W3 D3). They have now mislaid 3 of their final 16 divided matches, a other a 2-0 retreat during Wolfsburg in a 2015/16 quarter-final initial leg; they won 9 of those games.

• Madrid have mislaid usually dual of their final 27 European fixtures, many recently a 3-1 better during Tottenham on matchday four, winning 19 and sketch six. Those draws embody a 2016 final opposite Atlético, that Madrid won on penalties in Milan.

Zinédine Zidane was a Juventus actor between 1996 and 2001

Zinédine Zidane was a Juventus actor between 1996 and 2001©Getty Images

Coach and actor links
• Zidane represented Juve between 1996 and 2001, collecting dual Serie A titles and personification in a 1997 and 1998 UEFA Champions League final defeats, a latter opposite Madrid.

• Zidane’s chipped chastisement kick Gianluigi Buffon in a 2006 FIFA World Cup final in Berlin. The Frenchman was afterwards sent off in additional time in what was his final diversion as a player, before Italy prevailed on penalties.

• Massimiliano Allegri’s Milan lost 2-0 during Madrid – Ronaldo induction a initial idea – in a 2010/11 organisation stage, before a 2-2 pull during San Siro.

• Gonzalo Higuaín played for Madrid between 2007 and 2013, notching 121 goals in 264 games in all competitions and alighting 3 Liga titles.

• Sami Khedira was during Madrid between 2010 and 2015, winning a UEFA Champions League in 2014 and a Liga in 2012. He done 102 Liga outings, scoring 6 times.

• Mandžukić played for Atlético Madrid in 2014/15, confronting Real Madrid 7 times (W4 D2 L1). His usually defeat (0-1) came in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg.

• Mandžukić won both Liga derbies opposite Real Madrid with Atlético, concealment in a 4-0 home feat on 7 Feb 2015. He also struck in Atlético’s 2-1 total delight in a Spanish Super Cup.

• Mateo Kovačić played for FC Internazionale Milano between Jan 2013 and 2015; his record opposite Juve was W0 D2 L3.

• Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio played in Italy’s 4-0 better by a Spain side containing Sergio Ramos in a UEFA EURO 2012 final in Kyiv.

• Toni Kroos, starting alongside Khedira in Germany’s midfield, faced Buffon, Barzagli and Chiellini in a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-finals. Both Barzagli and Kroos converted in a shoot-out as Germany prevailed.

1998 final highlights: Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus

1998 final highlights: Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus

• Chiellini got a initial idea as Italy scalped Spain 2-0 in a UEFA EURO 2016 turn of 16 to discharge a holders. Buffon and Barzagli also played for a Azzurri, with Ramos and Lucas Vázquez featuring for Spain.

• Ramos slotted home his chastisement as Spain kick Italy 7-6 on penalties in a 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final.

• Benzema scored and also missed a chastisement as France kick Stephan Lichtsteiner’s Switzerland 5-2 in a 2014 World Cup organisation stage.

• Isco scored twice past Buffon as Spain degraded Italy 3-0 in 2018 FIFA World Cup subordinate on 2 Sep 2017. Carvajal, Ramos and Asensio also featured for Spain; Barzagli and Federico Bernardeschi for Italy.

• Bernardeschi scored for Italy opposite Asensio’s Spain in a 2017 UEFA Under-21 European Championship semi-finals; Spain prevailed 3-1.

• Douglas Costa came on as a surrogate in both games for Bayern in final season’s 6-3 total quarter-final better by Madrid. Ronaldo scored 5 goals in a tie, Asensio removing a other for Madrid.

• Ronaldo scored in any leg past Wojciech Szczęsny as Madrid degraded AS Roma 4-0 on total in a 2015/16 turn of 16.

• Blaise Matuidi was in a Paris Saint-Germain organisation that drew 0-0 during home and mislaid 1-0 divided to Madrid in a 2015/16 organisation stage; Nacho Fernández got a usually idea of those dual games.

• International team-mates:
Blaise Matuidi Raphaël Varane (France)
Sami Khedira Toni Kroos (Germany)
Alex Sandro Marcelo, Casemiro (Brazil)
Mario Mandžukić Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić (Croatia)
Medhi Benatia Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)

• Former club-mates:
Mario Mandžukić Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München, 2012–14)
Mario Mandžukić Luka Modrić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, 2007/08)
Miralem Pjanić Karim Benzema (Olympique Lyonnais, 2008/09)

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