No Barzagli in Juventus squad for Madrid clash

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Real Madrid are looking to set a modern-day record of THREE successive Champions League titles this season - after thumping Juventus 3-0 in their quarter final first-leg.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes that Karim Benzema has "perhaps suffered a little" during the current campaign.

"How to explain Real Madrid's DNA in the Champions League? It would be normal if they win it", Simeone said after a 1-1 draw with Real on the weekend. I don't want to hear that.

The former Italy global played the full 90 minutes in the first leg in Turin, but sat out Saturday's win at Benevento and reportedly missed training ahead of the trip to Madrid.

Buffon said the first leg result meant Juventus travelled to Madrid "a bit free in our minds, although I would have preferred it if we were stressed". Tomorrow we have to prove that we are a good team because we haven't won yet, we are not thinking that we are already through. "We are playing for our season in this competition".

Bayern Munich's David Alaba and Arturo Vidal have been ruled out of their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Sevilla tonight as the Germans eye a semi-final spot after their 2-1 first leg victory.

"There are a lot of people who rise to the top of their field but Ronaldo seems to thrive as the more important a game gets, the better he plays", said former England global Hargreaves, likening the Los Blancos leader's impact to his current manager Zinedine Zidane.

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Although Real Madrid will have to do without defenders Sergio Ramos (due to suspension) and Nacho Fernandez (due to injury), Varane said his knee injury was "fine now". "We need to think game by game only, nothing else".

Ronaldo was one of Perez's first signings upon his return for a second spell as president in 2009, as his Galacticos philosophy was once again established.

"You can not buy the 116 years of history that Real Madrid has, nor the legacy that so many superb players have left".

In a recent interview with news outlet BeinSport, Asensio spoke of his admiration for the French boss and claimed that Zizou was his idol while growing up, "I had a poster of Zidane in my room". He was my idol when I was young.

Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane watches his players during a training session in Madrid, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

"Cristiano today is a symbol of Real Madrid".

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