Ten months after claiming their 12th European Cup at Juventus' expense, Real Madrid travel to Turin to renew acquaintances.
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Ten months after Juventus succumbed to Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League final, one of European football's most enduring rivalries is set for another chapter as the teams meet in the quarter-final first leg in Turin.
• This will be the teams' 20th contest. The 19th took place at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on 3 June 2017, Madrid running out 4-1 winners to claim a 12th European title, becoming the first team to retain the trophy in the UEFA Champions League era, and overcoming Juve in the final for the second time following their 1998 success.
• Juventus, however, have won the sides' last four two-legged knockout ties, and were the last side to eliminate Madrid in the competition, beating them in the 2014/15 semi-finals.
• All 19 of the teams' previous meetings have come in the the European Cup, and there is virtually nothing between the sides. Last season's final was Madrid's ninth win in matches against the Bianconeri; Juve have eight victories with two draws. Both sides have scored 22 goals.
• In last season's final, Madrid struck first through Cristiano Ronaldo, making him the first player to score in three UEFA Champions League finals. Though Mario Mandžukić's spectacular overhead kick levelled before the break – the Croatian becoming the sixth player to find the net in two finals – second-half strikes from Casemiro (61), Ronaldo again (64) and Marco Asensio (90) took the trophy to Madrid. Juve also lost Juan Cuadrado to an 84th-minute red card, the Colombian the third player to be sent off in a European Cup final.
• The line-ups were:
Juventus: Buffon, Dani Alves, Barzagli (Cuadrado 66), Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Pjanić (Marchisio 71), Khedira, Mandžukić, Dybala (Lemina 78), Higuaín.
Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos (Morata 89), Casemiro, Modrić, Isco (Asensio 82), Ronaldo, Benzema (Bale 77).
• Their most recent two-legged encounters came in the 2014/15 semi-finals, when Juve won 3-2 on aggregate. Goals from ex-Madrid striker Álvaro Morata – who played for the Merengues in the 2017 final – and Carlos Tévez gave Juve a 2-1 first-leg victory in Turin, despite Ronaldo's reply.
• The teams at the Juventus Stadium on 5 May 2015 were:
Juventus: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Sturaro (Barzagli 64), Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Morata (Llorente 78), Tévez (Pereyra 86).
Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Kroos, Isco (Hernández 63), James Rodríguez, Bale (Jesé 86), Ronaldo.
• Ronaldo was again on target in Madrid, only for a 57th-minute equaliser from Morata to earn a 1-1 draw and take Juve into their first final for 12 years.
• Madrid were 2-1 winners at the Bernabéu in the 2013/14 group stage with Ronaldo scoring twice in the first 30 minutes. Juve have lost only two of the last eight matches between the pair (W4 D2).
• Ronaldo has hit the target in all five of his appearances against Juventus for Real Madrid – seven goals in all.
• Juventus ousted Madrid in the 2004/05 round of 16, the 2002/03 semi-finals and the 1995/96 quarter-finals, but Madrid claimed their seventh European Cup at Juve's expense in 1998. Predrag Mijatović's close-range effort in the 66th minute proved enough to win that year's UEFA Champions League final against a Juve side featuring current Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane.
• The sides at the Amsterdam ArenA on 20 May 1998 were:
Juventus: Peruzzi, Pessotto (Fonseca 70), Torricelli, Montero, Iuliano, Di Livio (Tacchinardi 46), Deschamps (Conte 77), Davids, Zidane, Del Piero, Inzaghi.
Real Madrid: Illgner, Panucci, Hierro, Sanchís, Roberto Carlos, Redondo, Karembeu, Seedorf, Raúl (Amavisca 90), Morientes (Jaime Sánchez 81), Mijatović (Šuker 90).
• Madrid have not beaten Juventus in a two-legged tie since the 1986/87 European Cup second round, when each side won their home leg 1-0. The Spanish side prevailed 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out after the Turin second leg.
• Juventus are unbeaten in their last seven home matches against Madrid (W6 D1). Madrid's sole victory in Turin came in the teams' first tie, in the 1961/62 quarter-finals, when each won 1-0 away, meaning a replay in Paris. Madrid won that 3-1.
• This is Juve's 18th European Cup quarter-final; their record is W12 L5:
2016/17 FC Barcelona W 3-0 (3-0 h, 0-0 a)
2014/15 AS Monaco FC W 1-0 (1-0 h, 0-0 a)
2012/13 FC Bayern München L 0-4 (0-2 a, 0-2 h)
2005/06 Arsenal FC L 0-2 (0-2 a, 0-0 h)
2004/05 Liverpool FC L 1-2 (1-2 a, 0-0 h)
2002/03 FC Barcelona W 3-2 (1-1 h, 2-1 a aet)
1998/99 Olympiacos FC W 3-2 (2-1 h, 1-1 a)
1997/98 FC Dynamo Kyiv W 5-2 (1-1 h, 4-1 a)
1996/97 Rosenborg BK W 3-1 (1-1 a, 2-0 h)
1995/96 Real Madrid CF W 2-1 (0-1 a, 2-0 h)
1985/86 FC Barcelona L 1-2 (0-1 a, 1-1 h)
1984/85 AC Sparta Praha W 3-1 (3-0 h, 0-1 a)
1982/83 Aston Villa FC W 5-2 (2-1 a, 3-1 h)
1977/78 AFC Ajax W 3-0 penalties (1-1 a, 1-1 h)
1972/73 Újpest FC W 2-2 away goals (0-0 h, 2-2 a)
1967/68 Eintracht Braunschweig W 1-0 replay (2-3 a, 1-0 h)
1961/62 Real Madrid CF L 1-3 replay (0-1 h, 1-0 a)
• Juve's record in two-legged ties against Spanish clubs is W9 L6, the most recent encounter a 3-0 aggregate win against Barcelona at this stage last season (3-0 home, 0-0 away).
• The Bianconeri have already faced Spanish opposition in this season's competition, losing 3-0 at Barcelona on matchday one before a goalless Turin draw on 22 November. That stretched their winless run against Liga clubs to four games (D2 L2).
• Juve's overall home record against Liga opposition is W15 D9 L2. They are unbeaten in their last nine such matches (W5 D4) and have lost only one of the last 25 (W15 D9), against RC Deportivo La Coruña in the 2003/04 round of 16 (0-1).
• Juventus have played 56 games against Spanish clubs in UEFA competition, with the record W19 D15 L22 F62 A62.
• Juve opened this European season with that defeat at Barcelona but are unbeaten in their last seven games (W4 D3). In the round of 16, they were held 2-2 at home by Tottenham Hotspur FC but went through with a 2-1 second-leg away win.
• That stretched the Bianconeri's unbeaten home run in UEFA competition to 27 games (W16 D11), dating back to a 2-0 reverse against Bayern in April 2013. That is their only European defeat in 32 matches at the Juventus Stadium (W19 D12).
• That Bayern defeat is also Juve's only home reverse in their last 25 knockout games in UEFA competition (W15 D9), qualifying included. They won all three matches in Turin in the 2016/17 knockout rounds.
• Madrid are in the European Cup quarter-finals for the 35th time, more than any other side. Their record is W28 L6:
2016/17 FC Bayern München W 6-3 (2-1 a, 4-2 h)
2015/16 VfL Wolfsburg W 3-2 (0-2 a, 3-0 h)
2014/15 Club Atlético de Madrid W 1-0 (0-0 a, 1-0 h)
2013/14 Borussia Dortmund W 3-2 (3-0 h, 0-2 a)
2012/13 Galatasaray AŞ W 5-3 (3-0 h, 2-3 a)
2011/12 APOEL FC W 8-2 (3-0 a, 5-2 h)
2010/11 Tottenham Hotspur FC W 5-0 (4-0 h, 1-0 a)
2003/04 AS Monaco FC L 5-5, away goals (4-2 h, 1-3 a)
2002/03 Manchester United FC W 6-5 (3-1 h, 3-4 a)
2001/02 FC Bayern München W 3-2 (1-2 a, 2-0 h)
2000/01 Galatasaray AŞ W 5-3 (2-3 a, 3-0 h)
1999/00 Manchester United FC W 3-2 (0-0 h, 3-2 a)
1998/99 FC Dynamo Kyiv L 1-3 (1-1 h, 0-2 a)
1997/98 Bayer 04 Leverkusen W 4-1 (1-1 a, 3-0 h)
1995/96 Juventus L 1-2 (1-0 h, 0-2 a)
1990/91 FC Spartak Moskva L 1-3 (0-0 a, 1-3 h)
1988/89 PSV Eindhoven W 3-2 (1-1 a, 2-1 h)
1987/88 FC Bayern München W 4-3 (2-3 a, 2-0 h)
1986/87 FK Crvena zvezda W 4-4 away goals (2-4 a, 2-0 h)
1980/81 FC Spartak Moskva W 2-0 (0-0 a, 2-0 h)
1979/80 Celtic FC W 3-2 (0-2 a, 3-0 h)
1975/76 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach W 3-3 away goals (2-2 a, 1-1 h)
1972/73 FC Dynamo Kyiv W 3-0 (0-0 a, 3-0 h)
1967/68 AC Sparta Praha W 4-2 (3-0 h, 1-2 a)
1966/67 FC Internazionale Milano L 0-3 (0-1 a, 0-2 h)
1965/66 RSC Anderlecht W 4-3 (0-1 a, 4-2 h)
1964/65 SL Benfica L 3-6 (1-5 a, 2-1 h)
1963/64 AC Milan W 4-3 (4-1 h, 0-2 a)
1961/62 Juventus W 3-1 replay (1-0 a, 0-1 h)
1959/60 OGC Nice W 6-3 (2-3 a, 4-0 h)
1958/59 Wiener SC W 7-1 (0-0 a, 7-1 h)
1957/58 Sevilla FC W 10-2 (8-0 h, 2-2 a)
1956/57 OGC Nice W 6-2 (3-0 h, 3-2 a)
1955/56 FK Partizan W 4-3 (4-0 h, 0-3 a)
• The Merengues are in the quarter-finals for the eighth season in a row, a new club record. They have won each of their last seven quarter-finals, and need one more to match their eight successive last-eight victories between 1967/68 and 1988/89.
• Madrid have won their last five games against Italian opposition, going back to that 2015 semi-final second leg against Juve. In last season's round of 16, they overcame SSC Napoli 3-1 both home and away.
• Although Madrid also eliminated AS Roma (2-0 a, 2-0 h) in the 2015/16 round of 16, they had previously lost eight consecutive two-legged knockout ties against Italian opposition. The Merengues'record in two-legged ties against Italian sides overall is W12 L9.
• That victory at Roma was their first success in nine visits to Italy; they followed up by beating Napoli.
• The Spanish side have lost only one of their last 12 games against Serie A sides (W7 D4) – that defeat at Juve in the 2015 semi-final first leg.
• Madrid's overall record away to Italian clubs is W6 D8 L18.
• This season, Madrid's first away game in Group H was a 3-1 success at Dortmund on matchday two, but they lost by the same scoreline at Tottenham before a 6-0 victory at APOEL - their biggest UEFA Champions League away win. They beat Paris Saint-Germain 5-2 on aggregate in the round of 16 (3-1 home, 2-1 away).
• Ronaldo became the first player to score in all six group games, registering nine goals overall. He also struck in both legs of the last 16, meaning he has continued his record of finding the net in every game this season and is the competition's top scorer with 12 goals.
• Zinédine Zidane's team have lost two of their last five European away games. A 2-1 defeat at Atlético Madrid in last season's semi-final second leg (4-2 aggregate) ended Madrid's six-game unbeaten away run in the UEFA Champions League (W3 D3). They have now lost three of their last 16 away matches, the other a 2-0 reverse at Wolfsburg in the 2015/16 quarter-final first leg; they won nine of those games.
• Madrid have lost just two of their last 27 European fixtures, most recently the 3-1 defeat at Tottenham on matchday four, winning 19 and drawing six. Those draws include the 2016 final against Atlético, which Madrid won on penalties in Milan.
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• Zidane represented Juve between 1996 and 2001, collecting two Serie A titles and playing in the 1997 and 1998 UEFA Champions League final defeats, the latter against Madrid.
• Zidane's chipped penalty beat Gianluigi Buffon in the 2006 FIFA World Cup final in Berlin. The Frenchman was then sent off in extra time in what was his final game as a player, before Italy prevailed on penalties.
• Gonzalo Higuaín played for Madrid between 2007 and 2013, notching 121 goals in 264 games in all competitions and landing three Liga titles.
• Sami Khedira was at Madrid between 2010 and 2015, winning the UEFA Champions League in 2014 and the Liga in 2012. He made 102 Liga outings, scoring six times.
• Mandžukić played for Atlético Madrid in 2014/15, facing Real Madrid seven times (W4 D2 L1). His only defeat (0-1) came in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg.
• Mandžukić won both Liga derbies against Real Madrid with Atlético, netting in a 4-0 home victory on 7 February 2015. He also struck in Atlético's 2-1 aggregate triumph in the Spanish Super Cup.
• Mateo Kovačić played for FC Internazionale Milano between January 2013 and 2015; his record against Juve was W0 D2 L3.
• Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio played in Italy's 4-0 defeat by a Spain side containing Sergio Ramos in the UEFA EURO 2012 final in Kyiv.
• Toni Kroos, starting alongside Khedira in Germany's midfield, faced Buffon, Barzagli and Chiellini in the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-finals. Both Barzagli and Kroos converted in the shoot-out as Germany prevailed.
• Chiellini got the first goal as Italy scalped Spain 2-0 in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 to eliminate the holders. Buffon and Barzagli also played for the Azzurri, with Ramos and Lucas Vázquez featuring for Spain.
• Ramos slotted home his penalty as Spain beat Italy 7-6 on penalties in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final.
• Benzema scored and also missed a penalty as France beat Stephan Lichtsteiner's Switzerland 5-2 in the 2014 World Cup group stage.
• Isco scored twice past Buffon as Spain defeated Italy 3-0 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 2 September 2017. Carvajal, Ramos and Asensio also featured for Spain; Barzagli and Federico Bernardeschi for Italy.
• Bernardeschi scored for Italy against Asensio's Spain in the 2017 UEFA Under-21 European Championship semi-finals; Spain prevailed 3-1.
• Douglas Costa came on as a substitute in both games for Bayern in last season's 6-3 aggregate quarter-final defeat by Madrid. Ronaldo scored five goals in the tie, Asensio getting the other for Madrid.
• Ronaldo scored in each leg past Wojciech Szczęsny as Madrid defeated AS Roma 4-0 on aggregate in the 2015/16 round of 16.
• Blaise Matuidi was in the Paris Saint-Germain team that drew 0-0 at home and lost 1-0 away to Madrid in the 2015/16 group stage; Nacho Fernández got the only goal of those two games.
• International team-mates:
Blaise Matuidi & Raphaël Varane (France)
Sami Khedira & Toni Kroos (Germany)
Alex Sandro & Marcelo, Casemiro (Brazil)
Mario Mandžukić & Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić (Croatia)
Medhi Benatia & Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
• Former club-mates:
Mario Mandžukić & Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München, 2012–14)
Mario Mandžukić & Luka Modrić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, 2007/08)
Miralem Pjanić & Karim Benzema (Olympique Lyonnais, 2008/09)
• Miralem Pjanić and Medhi Benatia are suspended for this first leg; Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro and Rodrigo Bentancur will incur a ban with their next bookings.
• Juve, who were 3-1 winners at home to AC Milan on Saturday, have lost only one of their last 75 home games in all competitions (W64 D10), the 2-1 defeat against SS Lazio on 14 October 2017.
• The goalless draw at SPAL on 17 March ended Juve's streak of 12 consecutive wins in Serie A. It was only the second time the Bianconeri have failed to score in the league this season.
• A goal from Milan's former Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci at the weekend was the first the Bianconeri have conceded in the league in 2018, in their 11th fixture. Juve have conceded only twice in their last 17 Serie A games.
• Juventus are undefeated in 25 games in all competitions since the 3-2 reverse at UC Sampdoria on 19 November (W21 D4).
• Federico Bernardeschi has not played since suffering a knee injury in the 1-0 derby win against Torino FC on 18 February.
• Both Alex Sandro and Chiellini left the camps of Brazil and Italy respectively after suffering thigh injuries in training during the international break. Chiellini played 90 minutes at the weekend but Sandro missed out altogether.
• Sami Khedira also suffered a minor thigh injury during Germany's friendly against Spain on 23 March, but played 90 minutes – and scored – against Milan.
• Paulo Dybala opened the scoring against Milan and has five goals in his last six Juve matches.
• Khedira's goal against Milan was his seventh this season in Serie A – already his best total in Turin. Alex Sandro has three, equalling his most prolific season for the club set last year.
• Juan Cuadrado underwent groin surgery on 30 January and had not played since 23 December before returning as a second-half substitute against Milan. He marked his comeback with Juve's second goal and has two in his last four matches.
• Mario Mandžukić missed the Milan victory with an injury to his left thigh.
• Benedikt Höwedes has been sidelined with a serious thigh injury since November and has been removed from Juve's UEFA Champions League squad, although he was among the substitutes at the weekend.
• Gonzalo Higuaín faced Juve team-mates Gianluigi Buffon, Mattia De Sciglio and Daniele Rugani as Argentina defeated Italy 2-0 on 23 March.
• Buffon made his 500th league appearance for Juventus against Fiorentina on 9 February.
• Juve will play Milan in the Coppa Italia final at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on 9 May – the Turin team's fourth successive final.
• On 26 March Massimiliano Allegri won the "Panchina d'Oro" (Golden Bench) award as the best coach of the previous season, as voted by his peers.
• Sergio Ramos is a booking away from a ban.
• Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in this season's competition – four more than any other player. He has also had 26 shots on target and 23 shots off target, also competition highs.
• Madrid have lost only one of their last 14 away matches in all competitions (W9 D4), going down 1-0 at RCD Espanyol on 27 February. That is their sole loss in 13 matches, home and away (W11 D1); they won 3-0 at UD Las Palmas on Saturday.
• Gareth Bale scored twice at Las Palmas. He has six goals in his last four games for club and country, and has struck ten times in 17 matches for Madrid in 2018.
• The Espanyol result was Madrid's fifth Liga defeat of the season, two more than they suffered in their 2016/17 title-winning campaign.
• Ronaldo, who was rested against Las Palmas, has 23 goals in his last 13 games for club and country, including two in added time as Portugal beat Egypt 2-1 on 23 March. He has scored in eight consecutive appearances for Madrid.
• The Merengues have scored in 20 of their 23 away games in all competitions this season, running up 53 goals in total.
• Madrid have kept only two clean sheets in their last 15 games in all competitions, and three in the last 19.
• Isco scored his first career hat-trick as a Spain side also featuring Marco Asensio, Dani Carvajal, Ramos and substitute Lucas Vázquez overwhelmed Argentina 6-1 on 27 March.
• Ramos made his 150th international appearance against Argentina, having also featured in the 1-1 draw with Germany four days earlier.
• Bale became Wales' all-time top scorer with 29 goals after a hat-trick against China on 22 March, surpassing Ian Rush's total of 28.
• Jesús Vallejo had not played since 18 January due to a hamstring problem before featuring for Spain's Under-21 side in a 3-1 defeat of Estonia on 27 March; he also played 90 minutes at Las Palmas.
• Madrid lifted the FIFA Club World Cup for the second year in a row – and the third time in four years – with a 1-0 defeat of Brazil's Grêmio FBPA on 17 December. Ronaldo scored the winner having also been on target in the 2-1 semi-final win against Al Jazira Club of the UAE.