Juventus v Real Madrid: past meetings

"I am so sad I could die," said Pavel Nedvěd after one of Real Madrid CF and Juventus's eight previous UEFA ties; UEFA.com looks back over 53 years of rivalry.

Pavel Nedvěd in tears after Juventus's 2002/03 semi-final defeat of Real Madrid
Pavel Nedvěd in tears after Juventus's 2002/03 semi-final defeat of Real Madrid ©Getty Images
Madrid score against Juventus in Paris
Madrid score against Juventus in Paris©AFP

Juventus 0-1 Real Madrid CF
Real Madrid CF 0-1 Juventus
Real Madrid CF 3-1 Juventus (replay)
1961/62 European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals

When Alfredo Di Stéfano shook off two defenders to score the winner in Turin, the tie should have been over – Madrid had, at that point, never lost a European home game in 22 outings (W21 D1). However, Omar Sívori struck in the return leg to force a Paris replay. "I scored after a great headed pass from John Charles – typical of him, he was the best player I have ever seen in the air," remembered Sívori, who died in 2005. "We had a great chance to score in the last minute and win it. Unfortunately we missed and then lost the replay." Sívori equalised Felo's early goal at the Parc des Princes, before efforts from Luis del Sol and Justo Tejada sent Madrid through.

Real Madrid CF 1-0 Juventus
Juventus 1-0 Real Madrid CF (aet, Madrid win 3-1 on pens)
1986/87 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round

Madrid's Emilio Butragueño
Madrid's Emilio Butragueño©Getty Images

Juventus captain Antonio Cabrini cancelled out Emilio Butragueño's strike from the first leg, but Madrid got the better of a nervy shoot-out, Butragueño, Jorge Valdano and Juanito converting after both teams failed with their first attempts. "I had a feeling in my heart that we'd go through," said Madrid goalkeeper Francisco Buyo. "I said the Lord's Prayer every time they took a penalty against us. I saved two and they missed the target once."

Real Madrid CF 1-0 Juventus

Juventus 2-0 Real Madrid CF
1995/96 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

Watch 10 of Raúl’s best goals
Watch 10 of Raúl’s best goals
Mijatović ends Madrid's wait
Mijatović ends Madrid's wait

Raúl González got the only goal of the first leg as Angelo Peruzzi kept Juve in the game – "it was not a good night," concluded coach Marcello Lippi. The night of the return match certainly was, Alessandro Del Piero and Michele Padovano registering to eliminate Madrid. "It was the best evening of my life," said Padovano. Lippi added: "I read that if we didn't beat Real, I would be kicked out, and if we won I would get a statue in my honour. Can there ever be a middle ground?"

Juventus 0-1 Real Madrid CF

1997/98 UEFA Champions League final

The Merengues' 32-year wait for a seventh European Cup ended at the Amsterdam ArenA, Predrag Mijatović the quickest to react after a Roberto Carlos drive had been blocked, squeezing the only goal past Peruzzi from a tight angle. "That game and that goal gave me a place in the history of a huge club like Real Madrid," he recalled. "Now, when I look back on my career, I can say it was worth playing football just to live that moment."

Nedvěd eyes 2003 repeat
Nedvěd eyes 2003 repeat

Real Madrid CF 2-1 Juventus
Juventus 3-1 Real Madrid CF
2002/03 UEFA Champions League semi-finals

If Zinédine Zidane's return to his old stomping ground was the big talking point ahead of the return fixture, he would be a peripheral figure in Turin. David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero put Juve 2-0 up with Gianluigi Buffon saving a Luís Figo penalty before Pavel Nedvěd made it 3-0. Zidane claimed a late consolation, yet Nedvěd's despair may have been greater than Madrid's, a booking costing him a place in the final. "I won't play in the final and I am so sad I could die," he said afterwards.

Real Madrid CF 1-0 Juventus

Juventus 2-0 Real Madrid CF (aet)
2004/05 UEFA Champions League round of 16

Five great Trezeguet goals
Five great Trezeguet goals

Trailing to Iván Helguera's first-leg effort, the Bianconeri levelled the tie with a quarter of an hour remaining through substitute Trezeguet. Marcelo Zalayeta's low shot four minutes from the close of extra time settled matters. "The otherwise unflappable Fabio Capello jumping for joy like a Juventus fan after Zalayeta's goal was the picture of the night," wrote Tuttosport. Capello added: "Straight after the final whistle, I ran to the dressing room and shouted as loud as I could because I was so happy."

Great Juventus goals
Great Juventus goals

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid CF
Real Madrid CF 0-2 Juventus
2008/09 UEFA Champions League group stage

A stylish curler and a free-kick from Del Piero earned Juventus an away victory which clinched their place in the first knockout round with two matchdays to spare. "The Madrid fans gave me a standing ovation when I came off at the end and I want to thank them for their applause," said 'Pinturicchio', then four days shy of his 34th birthday. "We are so happy we've lived this moment knowing we hadn't won here for 46 years."

Real Madrid CF 2-1 Juventus
Juventus 2-2 Real Madrid CF
2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage

Ronaldo: 30 goals
Ronaldo: 30 goals

Three of the 17 goals Cristiano Ronaldo amassed in this record-breaking campaign came against Juventus – two in Madrid and another in Turin, as he equalled the record for most goals in a single group stage (8) with two games still in hand. "Of course goals are important but I don't think about beating records, I just try to focus on my game and help the team," he said. He made the record his own in a 2-0 triumph at FC København on matchday six.

Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against Juventus last season
Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against Juventus last season©AFP/Getty Images
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