Zidane admits misfiring Benzema is stuck in a Real rut

Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Clinic resumes today (Monday)

"Gareth is a Real Madrid player and loves Real Madrid and Real Madrid love Gareth", Barnett told ESPN.

Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala must watch from the sidelines after being sent off in the first leg and the striker is joined by Bentancur, who picked up his second caution in the knockout stages last time out.

Federico Bernadeschi is close to a return, but he is not among the travelling party. The chances of qualifying aren't good, but we have to try and above all cancel out the doubts that emerged after the 3-0 defeat.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini said it was important the Italian champions produced an improved performance in Spain after their first-leg disappointment.

"We'll treat it like a marathon, not a sprint and we'll need to go into the game with a level head".

Coach Massimiliano Allegri said he wanted his side to "play a great game" despite their big deficit.

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For Real, captain Sergio Ramos is suspended after he picked up a booking in the first leg. Center back Nacho Fernandez is out with a thigh injury, while youngster Jesus Vallejo could be included on the bench having recovered from a hamstring injury.

However, Bale is expected to leave the Bernabeu following another season plagued by injury problems, with Real planning considerable changes to their squad in the summer. Del Piero's 42nd minute strike doubled Juve's advantage and put Marcello Lippi's side firmly in the driving seat. Zinedine Zidane's men are aiming to reach the Champions League semi-finals for a record eighth consecutive season. No player has scored more against a single opponent in the competition's history (Cristiano Ronaldo nine vs Bayern Munich and Lionel Messi nine vs Arsenal). It's true that Madrid is only a Champions League elimination away from being back in a full-blown crisis because it lies fourth in La Liga and is not in the Spanish Cup final.

The match against Juventus will be Ronaldo's 150th in the Champions League.

This is done and dusted, but Juventus won't want to turn up and get embarrassed.

The fact that the forward went off early in the derby is a measure of how the Champions League is now all-encompassing for Real.

Hargreaves maintains that "Real are Ronaldo driven", but even if their talisman fails to shine, the 37-year-old can't see a major upset in Madrid.

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