Champions League: Real Madrid coach Zidane focused on Juventus

Apr 11, 2018, 11:25
Champions League: Real Madrid coach Zidane focused on Juventus

However the stunning over-head kick made all the headlines when Ronaldo's brace helped Real Madrid defeat Juventus 3-0 in the Champions League quarter finals first leg at Turin. He would like to score more goals, but he is working well in training, he is always there with his teammates and he is focused. "The chances of going through are slim - we have to be very good and very lucky".

"But any professional footballer would aim to make their last Champions League appearance at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid".

"The result of the first game means nothing for us". It's another game and what happened, happened. "We need to play another great game".

"We must approach this as if it was a one-off game and do everything possible to get a positive result". "Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will see who gets to play". "We have not won anything just yet".

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It means this is Ronaldo's third most prolific Champions League showing to date already and, with Real nearly certain to reach the semi-finals, he is unlikely to finish here.

Captain Sergio Ramos and injured defender Nacho Fernandez are out for Real, with the former suspended for the visit of Juventus. Lucas Vazquez and Jesus Vallejo are also doubts.

Speaking on Spanish radio show "El Transistor", former Madrid player, coach and sporting director Jorge Valdano said Bale had tried his best to impress against Atletico, but his problem was people expected too much given the then-world record fee paid to Tottenham back in 2013.

"It is set to be a huge tie against a top side". None of these sides have managed to overturn a three-goal deficit.

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Madrid has won three Champions League titles in the last four seasons, including the last two in a row.

Buffon was asked if Cristiano Ronaldo is the complete player at the moment. No player has scored more against a single opponent in the competition's history (Cristiano Ronaldo nine vs Bayern Munich and Lionel Messi nine vs Arsenal).

Juventus responded to their Champions League loss with a 4-2 win against Benevento in the Italian Serie A, but once again, Juventus manager, Massimilano Allegri frowned the complacence in the defense.

Bale, 28, has come under criticism from Spanish press and Real fans this season for his lack of development as a key figure within Zinedine Zidane, while he's pictured sulking on the bench during their recent UEFA Champions League fixtures.

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