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With 20 European Cup finals between them, Juventus and Real Madrid CF have a wealth of experience on the big stage and meet to determine who will make it to Berlin.

Background: Juventus v Madrid ©Bongarts

Juventus and Real Madrid CF, who between them have appeared in 20 European Cup finals, will try to take significant steps towards another title when they meet in the semi-final first leg in Turin.

Previous meetings
• The most recent of the teams' 16 fixtures came in last season's group stage when Madrid won 2-1 at home before a 2-2 away draw.

• Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the first game, a 29th-minute penalty proving decisive after Fernando Llorente had equalised his early strike. Juve had Giorgio Chiellini dismissed early in the second half.

• The sides at the Santiago Bernabéu on 23 October 2013 were:
Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Illarramendi (Isco 72), Modrić, Di María (Morata 79), Benzema (Bale 67), Ronaldo.
Juve: Buffon, Cáceres, Barzagli, Chiellini, Ogbonna (Giovinco 69), Marchisio, Vidal, Pirlo (Asamoah 59), Pogba, Llorente (Bonucci 50), Tévez.

• In Turin an Arturo Vidal penalty put Juve ahead, only for Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to turn things around. The Bianconeri earned a point with Llorente's header.

• The sides at the Juventus Stadium on 5 November 2013 were:
Juve: Buffon, Cáceres, Barzagli, Bonucci, Asamoah, Marchisio, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Llorente (Giovinco 88), Tévez (Quagliarella 82).
Madrid: Casillas, Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Khedira, Xabi Alonso (Illarramendi 71), Modrić, Ronaldo, Benzema (Jesé 81), Bale (Di María 75).

• Jupp Heynckes' Madrid beat a Juve team coached by Marcello Lippi in the 1998 UEFA Champions League final. A 66th-minute Predrag Mijatović goal ended the Merengues' 32-year wait for their seventh European title. 

• The lineups at the Amsterdam ArenA on 20 May 1998 were:
Madrid: Illgner, Panucci, Sanchís, Hierro, Roberto Carlos, Seedorf, Redondo, Karembeu, Raúl (Amavisca 90), Morientes (Jaime Sánchez 81), Mijatović (Šuker 89).
Juve: Peruzzi, Torricelli, Montero, Iuliano, Pessotto (Fonseca 70), Di Livio (Tacchinardi 46), Deschamps (Conte 77), Zidane, Davids, Del Piero, Inzaghi.

• They have faced each other 16 times – all in the European Cup – with home advantage proving key: Juventus' home record is W5 D1 L1 while Madrid's is W5 D0 L2. Those 16 games include the 1998 final and a 1961/62 European Cup quarter-final replay staged in Paris, which Madrid won 3-1.

• They also met in the 2008/09 group stage, Juventus winning 2-1 in Turin with Alessandro Del Piero and Amauri on target before Ruud van Nistelrooy replied. Two weeks later Del Piero scored twice at the Santiago Bernabéu in a 2-0 away victory.

• Juve's last UEFA Champions League semi-final appearance came in 2002/03, when they lost the first leg 2-1 in Madrid. A 3-1 victory in the return gave Juve a 4-3 aggregate success.

• In the first tie between the teams, in the 1961/62 quarter-finals, each side won 1-0 away from home before Madrid won in the replay.

Match background

• Unbeaten in 12 home matches in UEFA competition, Massimiliano Allegri's men have won four out of five games in Turin in this campaign, including victories over Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco FC in the knockout rounds.

• Overall, the Bianconeri have lost just one of 17 European home fixtures at the redeveloped Juventus Stadium (W10 D6 L1).

• The Italian champions have appeared in seven European Cup finals, winning twice.

• This is their 11th appearance in the semi-finals; they have won seven and lost three:
4-3 v Real Madrid CF, 2002/03 (1-2 a, 3-1 h)
3-4 v Manchester United FC, 1998/99 (1-1 a, 2-3 h)
6-4 v AS Monaco FC, 1997/98 (4-1 h, 2-3 a)
6-2 v AFC Ajax, 1996/97 (2-1 a, 4-1 h)
4-3 v FC Nantes, 1995/96 (2-0 h, 2-3 a)
3-2 v FC Girondins de Bordeaux, 1984/85 (3-0 h, 0-2 a)
4-2 v Widzew Łódź, 1982/83 (2-0 h, 2-2 a)
1-2 v Club Brugge KV, 1977/78 (1-0 h, 0-2 a)
3-1 v Derby County FC, 1972/73 (3-1 h, 0-0 a)
0-3 v SL Benfica, 1967/68 (0-2 a, 0-1 h)

• Having beaten Madrid in the 2002/03 semi-finals, Juventus drew 0-0 in the final with an AC Milan side coached by Carlo Ancelotti, losing 3-2 on penalties.

• That 1962 home defeat by Madrid was one of only two inflicted by Spanish visitors on Juventus. The other was a 1-0 reverse against RC Deportivo La Coruña in the 2003/04 round of 16 second leg, which ensured a 2-0 aggregate defeat. Overall Juve's home record against Spanish sides is W12 D7 L2.

• The Spanish giants have not conceded an away goal in 444 minutes in this season's competition, since the sixth minute of their first away game in Group B against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad.

• Madrid have won eight of their last 11 away games – drawing two – and won all three in this season's group stage. Their only defeat in this sequence came in last season's quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund when a 3-0 home win was followed by a 2-0 loss in Germany.

• Madrid have failed to win on their past seven visits to Italy; their last success was against AS Roma, 3-0 in the 2004/05 group stage. They have drawn their last three encounters in Italy; overall their away record against Serie A sides is W4 D8 L17.

• The 0-0 draw at Club Atlético de Madrid in the quarter-finals was only the second time in 29 UEFA Champions League away fixtures that Madrid had failed to score since going down 1-0 at Olympique Lyonnais in the 2009/10 round of 16, a tie they lost 2-1 on aggregate. They have suffered only five defeats in their last 29 European away games.

• Last season's 5-0 aggregate victory over FC Bayern München ended a run of three successive semi-final defeats. Madrid went on to secure a tenth crown with a 4-1 defeat of Atlético in their 13th final.  

• Madrid's overall European Cup semi-final record is W13 L12:
5-0 v FC Bayern München, 2013/14 (1-0 h, 4-0 a)
3-4 v Borussia Dortmund, 2012/13 (1-4 a, 2-0 h)
3-3 v FC Bayern München, 1-3 on penalties, 2011/12 (1-2 a, 2-1 h)
1-3 v FC Barcelona, 2010/11 (0-2 h, 1-1 a)
3-4 v Juventus, 2002/03 (2-1 h, 1-3 a)
3-1 v FC Barcelona, 2001/02 (2-0 a, 1-1 h)
1-3 v FC Bayern München, 2000/01 (0-1 h, 1-2 a)
3-2 v FC Bayern München, 1999/2000 (2-0 h, 1-2 a)
2-0 v Borussia Dortmund, 1997/98 (2-0 h, 0-0 a)
1-6 v AC Milan, 1988/89 (1-1 h, 0-5 a)
1-1 v PSV Eindhoven, lost on away goals, 1987/88 (1-1 h, 0-0 a)
2-4 v FC Bayern München, 1986/87 (1-4 a, 1-0 h)
2-1 v FC Internazionale Milano, 1980/81 (2-0 h, 0-1 a)
3-5 v Hamburger SV, 1979/80 (2-0 h, 1-5 a)
1-3 v FC Bayern München, 1975/76 (1-1 h, 0-2 a)
1-3 v AFC Ajax, 1972/73 (1-2 a, 0-1 h)
3-4 v Manchester United FC, 1967/68 (0-1 a, 3-3 h)
2-1 v FC Internazionale Milano, 1965/66 (1-0 h, 1-1 a)
8-1 v FC Zürich, 1963/64 (2-1 a, 6-0 h)
6-0 v R. Standard de Liège, 1961/62 (4-0 h, 2-0 a)
6-2 v FC Barcelona, 1959/60 (3-1 h, 3-1 a)
2-1 (replay) v Club Atlético de Madrid, 1958/59 (2-1 h, 0-1 a, 2-1 replay)
4-2 v Vasas SC, 1957/58 (4-0 h, 0-2 a)
5-3 v Manchester United FC, 1956/57 (3-1 h, 2-2 a)
5-4 v AC Milan, 1955/56 (4-2 h, 1-2 a)

• Ancelotti can become the first coach to win the trophy four times.

Coach and player links
• Ancelotti coached Juventus between 1999 and 2001. His record against the Bianconeri as a coach is W6 D7 L11.

• Massimiliano Allegri's AC Milan side lost 2-0 at Real Madrid – Ronaldo scoring the first goal – in the 2010/11 group stage before a 2-2 draw at San Siro. 

• Álvaro Morata came through Madrid's youth system, scoring ten goals in 37 appearances before joining Juve last summer.

• Martín Cáceres played for RC Recreativo de Huelva, Barcelona and Sevilla FC. He scored once against Madrid but lost all five encounters with the Merengues. 

• Zinédine Zidane, currently coach of Real Madrid Castilla, played for Juve between 1996 and 2001, winning two Serie A titles and playing in the 1997 and 1998 UEFA Champions League final defeats.

• Llorente scored five times – twice at the Santiago Bernabéu – against Madrid for Athletic Club. He was on the winning side just once in 17 encounters, Athletic losing the other 16 games.

• Evra, Carlos Tévez and Ronaldo were team-mates at Manchester United FC, winning the 2008 UEFA Champions League.

• Paul Pogba and Raphaël Varane made their France debuts together on 22 March 2013 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Georgia. Karim Benzema also played in that 3-1 victory. 

• Iker Casillas, Álvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, and Llorente were in Spain's victorious 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.

• Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli, Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio and Pirlo played in Italy's 4-0 defeat by a Spain side featuring Casillas, Ramos and Arbeloa in the UEFA EURO 2012 final in Kyiv. Angelo Ogbonna was an unused Italy substitute.

• Pirlo and Ramos both scored spot kicks as Spain defeated Italy 7-6 on penalties in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final. Bonucci missed the the decisive penalty.

• Pirlo and Javier Hernández, a penalty, were both on target in Italy's 2-1 defeat of Mexico in the Confederations Cup group stage on 16 June 2013. Buffon, Barzagli, Chiellini and Marchisio also played for Italy.

• James Rodríguez scored both goals as Colombia defeated Cáceres's Uruguay 2-0 in the 2014 World Cup round of 16.

• Marcelo scored in the shoot-out as Brazil defeated Arturo Vidal's Chile 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte at the same stage.

• Benzema scored and missed a penalty as a France side (also fielding Evra and Pogba as a substitute) defeated Stephan Lichtsteiner's Switzerland 5-2 in the 2014 World Cup group stage.

Match facts

• Four days after booking their place in the semi-finals, Juventus lost to city rivals Torino FC in the league for the first time in 20 years, going down 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

• Pirlo opened the scoring in the derby with his 27th free-kick goal in Serie A, one short of Siniša Mihajlović's record. Former Bianconeri forward Fabio Quagliarella struck the winner during a game in which Juve hit the woodwork three times.

• The defeat was Juventus's 500th in Serie A history.

• Buffon had kept a clean sheet in each of his previous seven club outings prior to Matteo Darmian's 45th-minute equaliser for Torino.

• Allegri's team responded with a 3-2 victory over ACF Fiorentina on 29 April. Tévez was on target twice, taking his total in Serie A this season to 20, one more than he managed last term.

• The Argentina striker is three goals shy of his career-best total for a league campaign, set in 2009/10 while at Manchester City FC.

• Against Fiorentina, Marchisio made his 300th appearance for Juventus.

• Juventus clinched a fourth successive Italian title with a 1-0 win at UC Sampdoria on Saturday, Arturo Vidal heading the winning goal.

• Cáceres (out since 5 March, ankle) and Pogba (out since 18 March, thigh) are still sidelined.

Real Madrid
• Marcelo is available having served a one-match ban against Atlético.

• Madrid are nine games unbeaten since a 2-1 defeat by FC Barcelona on 22 March.

• Ancelotti's men have recorded eight wins during that run, their most recent a 3-2 success at Sevilla FC on 2 May in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 25th Liga hat-trick.

• Madrid became the first team to beat Sevilla at their Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán home in the league since 9 February 2014.

• Ronaldo's treble takes him on to 42 goals for the season, two above Lionel Messi in the race to finish top scorer in the Liga. Madrid remain two points behind FC Barcelona in the title race.

• Hernandez has scored four goals, including two in a 4-2 win at RC Celta de Vigo on 26 April, in his last six outings.

• Luka Modrić was ruled out for up to a month after spraining the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against Málaga CF on 18 April. Gareth Bale limped off in the second minute of the same game with a calf problem but came on as a substitute against Sevilla.