In last season’s final, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace that led to the 4-1 Real Madrid win. If the Old Lady will take a healthy lead to Madrid, Massimiliano Allegri needs to have devised a way to keep Ronaldo from scoring.
The Portuguese has scored 12 goals in the UCL – more than half the total that Real have scored this season. He has also scored 21 goals for Los Blancos in 2018.
Allegri also needs effective replacements for the suspended duo of Miralem Pjanic and Medhi Benatia.
Juventus XI: Gianluigi Buffon; Mattia De Sciglio, Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sami Khedira, Alex Sandro, Rodrigo Bentancur, Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuaín
Real Madrid XI: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphaël Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema
Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates from the Allianz Stadium in Turin…Kick off is 7:45p.m.
KICK OFF!! Real Madrid get the game underway in Turin
The pitch is wet and slippery and it might have its toll on the game
GOAL!!!! Ronaldo scores the first goal
Huge away goal so early in the game for Real Madrid
CHANCE !!! Dybala tries a shot but blocked for a corner kick
Free kick as Alex Sandro from Juventus trips Isco
Toni Kroos from Real Madrid swings in the corner from the right but Varene’s header goes over the bar
Rodrigo Bentancur has a great chance to score for Juve, but fails to score as his effort is blocked!
Ronaldo now has 13 goals in nine champions league games
CHANCE!!! Huguain volleys from close range but Navas makes a fantastic save
YELLOW CARD! Rodrigo Bentancur commits a rough foul on an opponent and goes into the referee’s book
GOAL ALERT… Pablo Sarabia gives Sevilla the lead against Bayern Munich
CHANCE!! Mattia De Sciglio shoots from outside the box for Juve but goes a bit off target
SHOT!!! Tony Kroos rattles the post with a shot but the ball fails to go in
ANOTHER goal in Spain. Valencia 1-1 Bayern Munich
Rodrigo Bentancur goes for goal, but his effort was off the target.
Modric trips Paulo Dybala and commits a free kick in a dangerous area… Juve waste the chance with a poor kick by Dybala
HALF TIME Juventus 0-1 Real Madrid
Ronaldo’s third-minute strike separating the two teams. Real Madrid started extremely well, but Juventus have grown into the match, and the Italians will certainly feel that they should be level at the break.
In the other game in Spain, it is Valencia 1-1 Bayern Munich
SECOND HALF Underway
No changes from either side at the break.. but both teams have started the second half brightly
Yellow card for Sergio Ramos… he will miss the second leg in Spain
Dybala takes the free kick but deflected for a corner for Juventus
Sub Zidane pulls off Benzema for Vazquez
So many fouls in this game is killing the flow
GOAL!!!!! Ronaldo doubles Real Madrid ‘s lead with a overhead kick!!
RED CARD!!! Dybala sent off
Two goals down… and a man down, Juventus not having it good at all
GOALLL!! Juventus torn apart as Marcelo makes it 3-0
Real Madrid still want more goals as they continue to move the ball in the final third of the field. Asensio and Vazquez have both added pace to the forward positions here.
Chance!!! Ronaldo almost gets the third
Real Madrid continue to dominate the ball. The European champions have once again flexed their muscles in this competition tonight.
Buffon makes a good save off a shot from Ronaldo
MISS…. Ronaldo misses a glorious chance to make hit a hat-trick
FT Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid
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