Champions League Preview: Juventus take on Real Madrid as Bayern visit Sevilla

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Kick off: 20:45 CET

Date:Tue, 03-Apr-18

Probable Lineups

Focus

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to first-team action after being rested at the weekend.

Nacho will likely miss out after coming off in the first half of Saturday’s 3-0 win away to Las Palmas.

Isco or Marco Asensio are expected to start over Gareth Bale in Turin.

Sergio Ramos is a booking away missing the second leg.

Miralem Pjanic and Medhi Benatia are both suspended for the first leg of their quarter-final clash with Real Madrid, while Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro and Rodrigo Bentancur are one booking away from missing the return match.

Federico Bernardeschi and Alex Sandro returned to training on Wednesday but Mario Mandzukic was not able to take part with the rest of his teammates and remains a doubt here.

Prediction

Juventus 1-1 Real Madrid

Sevilla vs Bayern Munich

Kick off: 20:45 CET

Date: Tue, 03-Apr-18

Probable Lineups

Focus

Manuel Neuer is back in training but has not travelled with the rest of the Bayern Munich squad. The same is true of Kingsley Coman, but Juan Bernat and Arturo Vidal will be in Spain.

Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso, Jerome Boateng and Sebastian Rudy are a booking away from a ban.

Ever Banega is suspended for the first leg and that is a hammer blow for Sevilla’s slim chances of knocking Bayern Munich out. Sergio Escudero, Wissam Ben Yedder and Gabriel Mercado will miss the second leg if they are booked on Tuesday.

Pablo Sarabia is expected to return to the starting XI after missing the 2-2 draw with Barcelona on Saturday through suspension.

Prediction

Sevilla 1-3 Bayern Munich

 

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