[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.
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
Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Bayer Leverkusen FOX Soccer Plus, (delay, 10:00
Real Sociedad vs. Man. United FOX Sports 1 (2:00 PM ET)
7 Manchester United
6 Bayer Leverkusen
4 Shakhtar Donetsk
Juventus vs. Real Madrid FOX Sports 2 (2:30 PM ET)
FC Copenhagen vs. Galatasaray FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Wednesday 6:00 AM ET)
9 Real Madrid
1 FC Copenhagen
Paris SG Anderlecht FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Wednesday 4:00 AM
Olympiakos vs. Benfica FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Wednesday 10:00 AM ET)
Man. City vs. CSKA Moscow FOX Soccer Plus (2:30 PM ET)
Viktoria Plzen vs. Bayern Munich FSN
(2:30 PM ET)
9 Bayern Munich
6 Man. City
3 CSKA Moscow
0 Viktoria Plzen
UCL SCHEDULE: Wednesday
Basel vs. Steaua Bucharest FOX Soccer Plus, (delay, Thursday, 8:00 AM ET)
Chelsea vs. Schalke 04 FOX Soccer Plus (2:30
6 Schalke 04
1 Steaua Bucharest
Bor. Dortmund vs. Arsenal FOX Sports 2 (2:30 PM ET)
Napoli vs. Marseille FOX Soccer Plus, (delay, 10:00 PM ET)
Petersburg vs. Porto FOX Soccer Plus (12:00 PM ET)
Atl. Madrid vs. Austria Vienna FOX Soccer Plus (delay, Thursday, 4:00 AM ET)
9 Atletico Madrid
4 Zenit St Petersburg
1 Austria Vienna
Ajax vs. Celtic FSN (2:30 PM ET)
Barcelona vs. AC
Milan FOX Sports 1 (2:00 PM ET)
5 AC Milan