This Juventus and Real Madrid will get a lot of attention because of the profile of the clubs in the States. These teams are doing well in their domestic leagues, both teams are in third in their respective leagues. In Champions League group play it’s been different, Real Madrid is undefeated in group play and sitting in first place, while Juventus is in third with two points. Maybe this shows the strength of La Liga versus Serie A.
“It’s a crucial game and important for our future in the Champions League,” Juventus coach Antonio Conte said, via UEFA.com. “We’re very much looking forward to it. We’ve got to show on the field, as we did in Madrid, that we deserve to go through, otherwise we will be the first to kneel down and applaud those who make it through at our expense.”
“Certainly, they have an extraordinary attack. I would call them devastating, especially if they are allowed to play the game they prefer. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Ángel Di María, to name but a few, are extraordinary – fantastic when they have the field in front of them and space to exploit, so we’ve got to be careful.”
“It’s an incredibly hard game against one of the top candidates to win the Champions League. Juventus v Real Madrid is a classic, a very intriguing game. We need our fans both in the positive and not so positive moments because we’re up against a strong team and there will be times when we’re going to be up against it.”
Conte received praise from Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti: “Conte has done an extraordinary job. He is working at a club which he feels particularly strongly about and in these three years, he’s done more than anybody could have possibly imagined, winning the title twice. He’s got a very competitive side.”
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Date: November 5
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Turin, Italy
Stadium: Juventus Stadium
TV Info: FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key - POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points