Juventus v Real Madrid Odds : Ronaldo and co too big to ignore in Champions League clash in Turin

Juventus will look to kick-start their Champions League campaign at the fourth time of asking when they face Real Madrid in Turin tonight (KO 19:45GMT).

Antonio Conte side have drawn two and lost one of their three games so far and a defeat against Carlo Ancelotti’s side could see them five points off second place with Galatasaray facing bottom of the table Copenhagen.

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Juventus lost 2-1 to Real in the Bernabeu two weeks ago and Conte, who saw his side beat Parma 1-0 at the weekend, believes with the fans behind them they can get a result.

“I hope the Juventus Stadium is going to be a boiling cauldron on Tuesday night, so that the fans can push us to victory,” he told Juventus TV.

“We have already shown in Madrid what we can do.

“Madrid have been constructed to win their 10th European Cup, but we must not be afraid.”

Juventus will head into the game without defender Giorgio Chiellini after he was sent off in the reverse fixture however Fabio Quagliarella could feature after returning to action at the weekend.

Real meanwhile will head into the game with Cristiano Ronaldo in the form of his life. The Portuguese star scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season in the 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend and he will be hoping to fire the goals that will see Real secure their place in the knockout stages of the competition with two games to spare.

After a week that also seven goals fired past Seville Real will be of confidence travelling to Italy with Luka Modric claiming him and his team-mates are now afraid of Juventus.

Speaking to Real’s official website, he said: “We are not afraid of Juventus. They are a great team that we respect, but we are not afraid of them.

“They have a great squad with great players, and when you play big matches like this you want the best players from the other team to play against you.

“I want to play my best and help my team to win all of the matches and trophies possible.

“I prepare for Champions League matches in the usual way, the same as for a league match. There is not much difference between getting ready for one or the other.”

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Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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