Champions League: Upbeat Real Madrid face Juventus

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The two superstars come face-to-face on Tuesday as Real Madrid travel to Italy to face the Bianconeri in a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final clash.

Ronaldo has been in resurgent form after a slow start to the season and has scored 18 times in the league in 2018, plundering four goals in a 6-3 win over Girona in Real's last game.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Monday he was amazed by the extraordinary ability of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to change his style of play in his 30s. Real's limp La Liga title defence, combined with their early exit from the Copa del Rey, means they now have only one shot at winning a major trophy this term.

Antonio Conte looks certain to leave Chelsea this summer, with the Blues struggling to qualify for next season's Champions League, while the Gunners are drawing up a list of potential successors to Arsene Wenger.

Although the current champions finished second in the group stages, behind Tottenham Hotspur the Spaniards showed their muscle as in the last 16 as they dumped out the French champions PSG.

"He's in great shape, he's been working really well and he's grown a lot mentally", Allegri said. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the press conference.

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"I have endless admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo", the goalkeeper said.

While the personnel at both sides remains largely the same, Zidane pointed to Real's domestic struggles in this campaign as evidence to why they can not take the Italian champions lightly.

"We have to be very good as a unit [to stop him]", Allegri explained in his pre-match Press conference.

All of the Madrid squad have travelled to Turin, although defender Nacho could miss out with a thigh injury.

Both sides have always had some of the top players in the world which has always made this fixture a treat for the spectators and tomorrow will be no different.

Captain Sergio Ramos and midfielder Isco have also trained since missing the game at the weekend.

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