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Juve faces must-win game against Real Madrid
November 4th, 2013 7:39PM

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TAGS:  italy, real madrid, spain, uefa champions league


[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Matchday 4] Winless in its first three UEFA Champions League matches, Juventus faces a must-win game against Real Madrid at home on Tuesday.

After opening with two draws, Juve lost at Madrid, 2-1, two weeks ago to fall into third place behind Real Madrid and Galatasaray.

"It's definitely a fundamental game and important for our future in the Champions League," Juventus coach Antonio Conte says. "We're looking forward to it a lot."

Juve, which is coming off a 1-0 win at Parma on Saturday for its third straight win in Serie A that moved it to within three points of leader Roma, will be without suspended Italian national team defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Juve played rather well in the first meeting in Madrid, coming back from an early Cristiano Ronaldo goal to tie the score, but Chiellini had a nightmare, conceding a penalty kick that Cristiano Ronaldo converted and getting sent off on either side of halftime.

"I defined them as devastating, especially if they are allowed to play the game they prefer," Conte added. "Cristiano Ronaldo, [Gareth] Bale, [Karim] Benzema, [Angel] Di Maria, to say but a few, are extraordinary, fantastic when they have the field in front of them and room to exploit, so we've got to be careful and do what we did in Madrid. We have to try to avoid the mistakes we made there, and try to hurt them, but we know we're up against an extraordinarily strong attack."

UCL SCHEDULE: Tuesday
GROUP A
Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Bayer Leverkusen
FOX Soccer Plus, (delay, 10:00 PM ET)
Real Sociedad vs. Man. United FOX Sports 1 (2:00 PM ET)
Standings:
7 Manchester United
6 Bayer Leverkusen
4 Shakhtar Donetsk
0 Real Sociedad

GROUP B
Juventus vs. Real Madrid
FOX Sports 2 (2:30 PM ET)
FC Copenhagen vs. Galatasaray FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Wednesday 6:00 AM ET)
Standings:
9 Real Madrid
4 Galatasaray
2 Juventus
1 FC Copenhagen

GROUP C
Paris SG Anderlecht
FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Wednesday 4:00 AM ET)
Olympiakos vs. Benfica FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Wednesday 10:00 AM ET)
Standings:
9 Paris SG
4 Olympiakos
4 Benfica
0 Anderlecht

GROUP D
Man. City vs. CSKA Moscow
FOX Soccer Plus (2:30 PM ET)
Viktoria Plzen vs. Bayern Munich FSN (2:30 PM ET)
Standings:
9 Bayern Munich
6 Man. City
3 CSKA Moscow
0 Viktoria Plzen

UCL SCHEDULE: Wednesday
GROUP E
Basel vs. Steaua Bucharest FOX Soccer Plus, (delay, Thursday, 8:00 AM ET)
Chelsea vs. Schalke 04 FOX Soccer Plus (2:30 PM ET)
Standings:
6 Chelsea
6 Schalke 04
4 Basel
1 Steaua Bucharest

GROUP
F
Standings:
Bor. Dortmund vs. Arsenal
FOX Sports 2 (2:30 PM ET)
Napoli vs. Marseille FOX Soccer Plus, (delay, 10:00 PM ET)
Standings:
6 Arsenal
6 Borussia Dortmund
6 Napoli
0 Marseille

GROUP G

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Porto FOX Soccer Plus (12:00 PM ET)
Atl. Madrid vs. Austria Vienna FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Thursday, 4:00 AM ET)
Standings:
9 Atletico Madrid
4 Zenit St Petersburg
3 Porto
1 Austria Vienna

GROUP H

Ajax vs. Celtic FSN (2:30 PM ET)
Barcelona vs. AC Milan FOX Sports 1 (2:00 PM ET)
Standings:
7 Barcelona
5 AC Milan
3 Celtic
1 Ajax


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