Zidane: I can't explain Real's Euro-dominance and domestic woes

"I want to say the duty we have tomorrow is to erase that 3-0 which was a very hard result".

Zidane will miss the services of Nacho Fernandez (muscle injury) and Jesus Vallejo (wound) in this match while team captain Sergio Ramos will be out as he serves a yellow card suspension.

Capturing four Champions League trophies under his tenure is not enough for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez as he desperately wants to match the haul of six European Cups won by late president Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo scored two goals including an incredible bicycle kick in the first leg and is expected to play on Wednesday even though his team are in a commanding position.

Only a spectacular collapse will deny Real another semi-final appearance following their Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired victory in Italy.

"The best players peak at the right times and I think Ronaldo has proven he does that year in year out".

Real defender Varane also dismissed any suggestions his side would play cautiously against the Serie A leaders. It's true that Madrid is only a Champions League elimination away from being back in a full-blown crisis because it lies fourth in La Liga and is not in the Spanish Cup final.

Juventus are without star forward Paulo Dybala after he was sent off against Madrid in Turin.

Buffon said in October that he would be ready to leave Juventus at the end of the campaign unless they won the Champions League, meaning Wednesday's game is likely to be his last in Europe's elite club competition.

"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 worldwide Hargreaves, likening the Los Blancos leader's impact to his current manager Zinedine Zidane.

Premier League referee Michael Oliver will take charge of the match in Spain's capital city.

He also refereed the last-16 tie between Besiktas and Bayern Munich in Istanbul.

"We have not talked about it yet, but on the 18th of July, he will come for a meeting". Everyone thought I was mad, and then Bale was 100-and-something, [Kylian] Mbappe 150 or 160, Neymar 220, so I don't see 100 as that much now.

Latest News