Juventus have never scored more than two at Real Madrid

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Juventus have never scored more than two at Real Madrid

Juventus have never scored more than two at Real Madrid

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Juve have visited the Bernabéu eight times, winning just twice. Their best result wouldn't be enough to level the Champions League tie.

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Juventus need little short of a miracle if they are to reach the Champions League semi-finals at Real Madrid's expense. The Italian champions, runners-up to Real in last year's edition of the competition, must score at least three to level the sides' last-eight tie in Wednesday's return, after a disastrous 3-0 defeat in last week's home leg.

Not only do Juve need three, they also have to shut Real out

It's not mission impossible; just ask Barcelona and Girona, who have both netted three at the Bernabéu in LaLiga this season. But can they possibly keep the hosts out too? Zinedine Zidane's men have racked up 62 goals in 24 home matches so far this campaign, establishing a per-game average of 2.58. Concede just one, and Juve's target becomes four. Two, and the Vecchia Signora will require what the Spanish call a manita (a 'little hand'). All without their chief source of creativity in attack, Paulo Dybala, who is suspended after being sent off in the first leg.

Juventus will be without the suspended Paulo Dybala at the Bernabéu.

Even Juve's best Bernabéu result wouldn't be enough

History is certainly not on Juve's side. The Turin club have visited Real Madrid eight times in their history, losing five and winning just twice. Even their best result away to Los Blancos - a 2-0 victory in the 2008/09 Champions League group stage, which saw Alessandro Del Piero applauded off by the home fans - would not be enough. And it is fair to say that that Real team, who were in the midst of a six-year run of failing to progress beyond the tournament's last 16, were a different kettle of fish.

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Tottenham 16 5 1 0
2Real Madrid 13 4 1 1
3B. Dortmund 2 0 2 4
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Juventus X-11/04 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 10 de abril de 2018

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Barcelona 14 4 2 0
2Juventus 11 3 2 1
3Sp. Portugal 7 2 1 3
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Juventus X-11/04 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 10 de abril de 2018

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