The first semi final begins this evening in the Champions league with outsiders Juventus taking on Real Madrid.
In recent weeks Real have shown great form. They have their last five games and last weekend they negotiated a tricky fixture with a 3-2 win away to Sevilla in La Liga. Sevilla don’t do defeats at home so it was a superb performance with in form Ronaldo nipping in with yet another hat trick.
Real will be without Benzema and Modric for this first leg but Gareth Bale who came on as a substitute at Sevilla is expected to sdtart.
Juventus are having yet another superb season. They clinched their fourth successive Serie A title with a 1-0 win at Sampdoria. They are also in the Italian Cup final so they are a side who are playing consistent football.
They rested play maker Pirlo on Saturday past for this Champions League clash. Pirlo is one of the great midfield players and is of course a player who knows all about Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti. When they were at AC Milan they won two league titles, two Champions League and a World Club title. Pirlo rates him as a great manager and a friend.
“He helped me so much as a player. He was like a father figure to me. We are delighted to have made the semi finals of the Champions League and we are facing the most important club in the world. Ten European titles and 13 times in the final of the Champions League says it. We have nothing to lose and we will try our best.”
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