Real Madrid Vs Juventus: live stream info, TV channel, time: How to watch Champions League quarterfinals on TV, stream online. He most highly-anticipated matchup of the Champions League quarterfinals arrives on Tuesday as Juventus hosts Real Madrid in the first leg. It’s a rematch of last year’s final which the Spanish team won to claim the top prize in consecutive seasons.
Here’s how you can watch the match and our prediction:
How to watch
When: Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. ET
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Real Madrid is coming off a 3–0 win against Las Palmas on Saturday in La Liga and ousted star-studded PSG in the round of 16 to advance. The two-time reigning champions are led by Cristiano Ronaldo and his all-time record 117 career goals in 148 Champions League matches. They have lost just once in 13 games since losing to Leganes in the Copa del Rey.
Juventus is riding a 3–1 win over AC Milan and eliminated Tottenham to reach this stage. The team holds a four-point lead over Napoli at the top of the Serie A standings.
Almost 12 months ago, these two giants of European football collided in the Champions League final.
It was Real Madrid who came out on top in Cardiff – and now Juventus are determined to avenge the heartache of last May’s 4-1 defeat.
Fresh from their incredible last 16 comeback win over Tottenham at Wembley, Serie A kings Juve know it will not be easy against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.
But with legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon setting his sights on a stunning swan song in Kiev, the European champions will face a tough task against the hosts in Turin.
So, who will come out on top in this eagerly-anticipated quarter-final first leg?
Stay right here to follow all the drama as it unfolds.
Predrag Mijatovic was hit by a revelation in the middle of the night before the 1998 European Cup final. Unable to sleep, he walked into the bathroom at the team’s hotel in the woods outside Amsterdam, looked in the mirror and, standing there, ‘saw’ it: Madrid were going to defeat Juventus and he was going to get the goal. He splashed water on his face, climbed back into bed and said to Davor Suker: “Davor, we’re going to win 1-0 tomorrow.” And that was exactly what happened.
Mijatovic looks on that game as something mystical. He should not even have played: he had hidden an injury from his manager, refusing to practise a penalty at the end of the final training session, telling Jupp Heynckes they would not need a shootout. “Better to look arrogant than injured,” he recalls, but he feared tearing his calf. Until that late-night moment he feared defeat, too – they all did.
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Madrid had been abysmal in the league, finishing fourth, 11 points off Barcelona. Heynckes was on his way, unlamented. En route to the Amsterdam Arena, there was silence on the bus. “It was like a funeral parlour,” one player recalls. Madrid had not been in a European Cup final since 1981, when they lost against Liverpool, and had not won the competition for 32 years. Juventus had been European champions two years earlier, had knocked out Madrid in 1996, and were preparing for their third final in a row.
At kick-off the midfielder Angelo Di Livio had “1.0” written on his hand. Mijatovic assumed it was a scoreline but later discovered it was the bonus Juventus players were on: one million lira. They never got it. Real Madrid beat Juventus to win their seventh European Cup. Last season they met in another European Cup final, in Cardiff, and Madrid won 4-1. It was the fifth time they had won the tournament since that final in Amsterdam; Juventus have not won it once in that time. On Tuesday night, in Turin, they meet again.
“It can’t be as bad as Cardiff,” Gigi Buffon told AS. “You have to lose a lot to win,” Giorgio Chiellini told Marca. Juventus have lost a lot but they have won a lot, too. They might not have won the European Cup since 1998 but they have been close – very close – three times. Only Madrid, Bayern Munich and Milan have been in more European Cup finals than Juventus, yet the Old Lady have won only as many titles as Nottingham Forest. Madrid have won 12 of 15 finals; Juventus two of nine.
Juventus bring back good, symbolic memories for Madrid. In 1998 Madrid ended that long wait for the competition that defines them; in 2017 they beat them in the final to win a league and European Cup double for the first time in 59 years. And yet there was no desire to meet them again. “I don’t want to face them, for many reasons,” Zinedine Zidane said.