Real Madrid vs Juventus: Raphael Varane ready to partner Casemiro in defence
11 April, 2018, 12:45 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
Zidane told reporters ahead of Real's Champions League quarter-final second leg clash with Juventus on Wednesday: "I see him the same as always, the only thing is that he himself is going through a bit of a rough time because of all the things being said about him".
The Turin club have visited Real Madrid eight times in their history, losing five and winning just twice. "If we do, we will adapt".
Perez added: "The great players of the past are Real Madrid's main assets".
The hosts continue to be without Nacho, who has missed their last two games with a hamstring injury he sustained at Las Palmas, while Lucas Vazquez and Jesus Vallejo face late fitness tests.
- Ten of Robert Lewandowski's 45 Champions League goals have come versus Spanish opponents (22 per cent), more than against clubs from any other nation.
- Veteran Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes has won his last 12 Champions League games as manager, the longest run in the history of the competition. What will change in this game, in difference to the first game, is that Dybala will not be playing and therefore I can choose only from three attackers instead of doue.
The Portuguese global netted his 20th goal in 10 matches against Atletico Madrid at the weekend, taking his total to 38 for the season.
And Real president Florentino Perez has cranked up the pressure on the title-holders, saying the four Champions League trophies under his tenure is not enough for him as he wants to match the haul of six European Cups won by late president Santiago Bernabeu.
With Cristiano Ronaldo on top form, Real are rightly favorites to progress to the semifinals. Mateo Kovacic would likely enter the lineup to replace Casemiro in the midfield, or Zidane could choose a more aggressive setup with an extra attacking midfielder such as Marco Asensio or Francisco "Isco" Alarcon. The team defeated Juventus 4-1 in last year's final.
"We must approach this as if it was a one-off game and do everything possible to get a positive result".
This could be Gianluigi Buffon's final Champions League appearance.
"Trying to achieve the impossible will help us achieve the possible", the 40-year-old Buffon said. "We need to play with this kind of spirit against an awesome side". "The game is long and therefore we will need some balance, but to do it will take a pinch of healthy madness from everyone".
Japan has never advanced beyond the second round, and will be making its sixth straight appearance in the upcoming World Cup . However, Japan were defeated on home soil 4-1 by South Korea in the final match of the 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship.
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A Syrian monitoring group says a missile strike on a Syrian air base killed 14 people including Iranians early Monday. The toll is likely to rise, said the Union of Medical Care Organizations (UOSSM), a group of worldwide aid agencies.
However, local media broadcast images of voters still queuing up to cast their ballots at a number of polling stations. Polls predicted the triumph of Orban's Fidesz party and its allied Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP).
The bus was en route to the world-renown golf tournament, which started at the Augusta National Golf Club Thursday morning. Thursday, just as fans were driving in for the tournament's first round, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Their bid to complete an unlikely comeback will be boosted by the return of Banega, who missed the home leg through suspension. However, David Alaba and midfielder Arturo Vidal have been ruled out of the fixture.
The five bodies were found a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect. The bodies of Jennifer and Sarah Hart were found March 26 inside their vehicle at the rocky shoreline below a cliff.
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