Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Real Madrid vs Juventus FC Champions League Semi-Final 13-05-2015

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Real Madrid vs Juventus
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match date: 13 May 2015
Start: 19:45 BST
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Probable lineups:
Real Madrid: Casillas – Carvajal, Pepe, S. Ramos, Marcelo – T. Kroos – J. Rodriguez, Isco – C. Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema.
Juventus: Buffon – Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra – Marchisio, Pirlo, Paul Pogba – Vidal – Morata, Tevez.

Real Madrid team attempt to achieve the impossible feat of repeating as UEFA Champions League victors. This hasn’t happened in the entire history of the UEFA Champions League competition since its ‘founding’ in 1992. Madrid have done well this season at home in UEFA Champions League play, winning 4 of 5 Home matches so far. With a total of 2 home losses over 27 Home matches overall this season, RM have an intimidating home fortress, spearheaded by a massive fan support. Juventus team may have a 1 goal aggregate advantage, but Real Madrid did sneak in a key Away goal which could prove to be the difference maker come the final whistle. Look for Christiano to need to be at his finest as Real Madrid attempt to figure out probably the best defensive team in the world in Juventus. A defensive approach is expected for most of this match as Madrid will not want to concede their away goal advantage by letting Juve score. With 6 wins over their previous 7 Home contests, Madrid seem to have the correct formula to go on and claim a 2nd straight title game berth.
Juventus FC did a masterful job of achieving a 1st leg victory over Madrid. They came out of the match with their 8th straight unbeaten UEFA Champions League contest with 6 wins coming in this run. They went into the match knowing they needed to win in order to put pressure on Madrid entering match 2 in Spain. That is exactly what they did behind 2 goals from Alvaro Morata and Tevez to win the match 2-1. But, conceding that 1 away goal is going to put a ton of pressure on the Juve offense to score in Madrid if they are to have a chance at winning this round. If they can’t score, that top world ranked defense better find a way to close out one of the best home offenses in Europe. With Paul Pogba back from injury this match, expect a bunker back approach as Juventus hope to keep pushing Madrid back in order to avoid any offensive drama. Tevez probably has the best chance to score here for a Juventus club attempting to reach its 1st Champions League final in over 10 years. The 2 wins, 2 losses over 5 Away UEFA Champions League matches may not inspire much confidence, but rest assured this Juventus squad could find a way to force the defending champs out of the tourney if they bring their A-game on Wednesda.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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