This match will define Real Madrid's 2014-2015. Advance to the Final and the season will be acceptable no matter what happens in Berlin. Get knocked out and the team finish the campaign empty-handed without really competing for a single trophy.
Real Madrid are without Luka Modric and Sami Khedira. The Croatian player is still recovering from a sprained knee while Khedira is not a player Ancelotti can trust anymore, though the official report indicates that he's injured as well. Karim Benzema is back from his knee injury and will be "100% ready" to play and start the match, according to Ancelotti. The Italian coach could still decide to start Chicharito Hernández upfront to keep Benzema as a gamechanger, given that the French hasn't featured in a month. It will also be interesting to see who Ancelotti trusts to play in the midfield. Will he give Kroos, James and Isco the nod even against Vidal and Pogba's physicality? Will he trust Ramos again? One thing is for certain, Ancelotti has multiple options to choose from.
Juventus have recovered Paul Pogba, who came back from injury this weekend by scoring a goal. The French will almost certainly start in Allegri's 5-3-2 formation with Pirlo and Vidal in the midfield. Asamoah, Cáceres, Marrone y Rómulo are out for Juventus, although only Asamoah would be starting this match if healthy.
Both teams drew at home this last weekend, although Real Madrid needed a win against Valencia while Juventus could afford to drop points to Cagliari after winning the Serie A title 10 days ago.
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Date & Time: Wednesday, April 13th 2015. 20:45 CET, 14:45 EST.
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.
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