CL: Juventus tie is like a final, says Real coach Zidane

Liverpool news Real Madrid Barcelona Mohamed Salah

Liverpool news Real Madrid Barcelona Mohamed Salah

However, they are on course to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for an eighth successive season as they hold a 3-0 lead in their tie with Juve.

Reigning titleholders Real Madrid will play host to Juventus at Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal return legs.

Real slipped down to fourth in the standings and 15 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona following Sunday's draw with Atletico Madrid.

And with his 29th birthday looming on the horizon this summer, should one of England's big guns fork out the mammoth fee it would take to prise him away? Pacific Time at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain.

Juventus will have Paolo Dybala missing after his red-card in the first leg, although Mehdi Benatia and Miralem Pjanic are both available after missing the game in Turin through suspension.

Madrid now carries an 18-match Champions League home unbeaten streak stretching back more than three years to a defeat against Schalke 04 on 10 March 2015.

Another headed goal by Mandzukic after 37 minutes really had Los Merengues on the ropes, the Croatian only the second Bianconeri player to score a brace versus Madrid, the other being club legend Alessandro Del Piero in 2008. It was perhaps no wonder that Gianluigi Buffon lost control after a call that came so late in the game after a valiant performance, the goalkeeper dismissed "Zidane style" in what looks certain to be his last ever appearance in the Champions League.

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