Memorable matches: Juventus v Madrid

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Memorable matches: Juventus v Madrid
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Juventus host Group B leaders Real Madrid CF on Tuesday, perhaps encouraged by the fact they have twice beaten the Spanish club on 5 November

Following a 2-1 defeat at Real Madrid CF on matchday three, Juventus find themselves in third place in UEFA Champions League Group B and in need of a victory when they host the nine-time European champions on Tuesday.


A delve into the archives, however, reveals that the Serie A side have previous when it comes to playing the Whites on 5 November, having twice beaten them on that day, as outlines in this pick of the teams' 15 past meetings. 

Madrid 0-2 Juventus, group stage, 5 November 2008
A superb goal in each half from Alessandro Del Piero earned Juventus a victory which secured their place in the first knockout round with two matches to spare. 'Pinturicchio' took advantage of hesitant defending to curl in the opener early in the first half, before he ended the home challenge with a trademark free-kick midway through the second. A late shot past the upright almost completed a hat-trick for the No10 four days before his 34th birthday.

Juventus 2-0 Madrid (agg: 2-1, aet), round of 16 second leg, 9 March 2005 
Trailing to Iván Helguera's first-leg goal, the Bianconeri levelled the tie with a quarter of an hour remaining through substitute David Trezeguet, who seized on Zlatan Ibrahimović's header down from a deep Mauro Camoranesi cross. Marcelo Zalayeta's low shot four minutes from the close of extra time settled the issue, the critical blow coming soon after Ronaldo and Alessio Tacchinardi had been dismissed for an off-the-ball incident. The result meant there would be no Spanish involvement in the quarter-finals.

Juventus 3-1 Madrid (agg: 4-3), semi-final second leg, 14 May 2003
On target in a 2-1 loss to the holders eight days earlier, Trezeguet struck again 12 minutes in at the Stadio delle Alpi. Del Piero extended La Vecchia Signora's lead on the night with a right-foot effort before the halfway point of an encounter that was decided midway through the second period. Luís Figo, given the chance to tie the aggregate scores, had a penalty saved by Gianluigi Buffon – and six minutes later Pavel Nedvěd put the outcome beyond doubt. A late strike by Zinédine Zidane, back at the stadium he graced for five years, was meagre consolation for the deposed European champions. Sadly for Nedvěd, an 82nd-minute booking ruled him out of the Old Trafford final against AC Milan.     

Juventus 0-1 Madrid, final, 20 May 1998
The Merengues' pursuit of a seventh European Cup, 32 years after their last, culminated in success at the Amsterdam ArenA. Predrag Mijatović's opportunist effort proved pivotal in condemning the Turin club to their second straight final defeat, Borussia Dortmund having beaten them in Munich 12 months before. The quickest to react after a Roberto Carlos drive had been blocked, the nimble Mijatović skirted around the dive of Angelo Peruzzi to squeeze a shot into the far corner from an acute angle. 

Juventus 1-0 Madrid (agg: 1-1, Madrid win 3-1 on pens), second round, 5 November 1986
Juventus captain Antonio Cabrini led by example at the Stadio Comunale, cancelling out Emilio Butragueño's lone goal in the Spanish capital a fortnight earlier. That proved to be the end of the scoring, however, as spot kicks were required to determine who would advance to the quarter-finals. After both teams failed with their first attempts, Butragueño, Jorge Valdano and Juanito held their nerve to set up a date with FK Crvena zvezda.

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