Can Real Madrid Get Past Juventus Next Month?

 

Real Madrid, the two-time defending UEFA Champions League Champions are taking on Juventus in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League tournament next month. This is going to be a rematch of the finals last year.

As we know, Real Madrid easily eliminated Paris Saint-Germain winning both games and outscoring them 5-2 on aggregates in the Round of 16. Some may say that Real Madrid got a break because Neymar was hurt in game two, but that’s not true because Neymar was present in the first meeting and PSG could not take care of business. Real Madrid just simply outplayed PSG, who were heavily favored to win it all.

Juventus survived what was honestly quite a scare. They took on Tottenham in the first round and game one didn’t go so well for them as they blew a 2-0 lead and the game ended in a 2-2 tie, meaning game two would be a winner takes all situation for both sides. Juventus won the second meeting with a 2-1 score to advance.

Truth be told, Real Madrid is really going to be in for a challenge in the quarterfinals. As we know, Juventus does have a history of knocking them out of the tournament. But Real Madrid seems motivated and focused and they will not allow themselves to be humiliated. They’re hungry for their third straight title.

Real Madrid’s key to victory is very simple. All they have to do is to just simply step out on the pitch, score some goals, and play good defense. In other words, they need to take full advantage of all their chances and not allow Juventus to take advantage of their chances.

Furthermore, Real Madrid can’t allow Juventus to have any chances at all really. Real Madrid just needs to do what they did against PSG and, that is, to just simply outplay them. If Real Madrid can do that, then they most certainly can get past Juventus.

 

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