When asked if this might be his last champions league game, Buffon answered briskly: "If I had to sign for Juventus knowing that I would finish up in such a scenario I would do it all again". I'm going to see the positive side to this situation.
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). "With regards to Ronaldo, I am not sure whether he is now the best player I have ever played against".
Coiling mid-air, back to goal, Cristiano Ronaldo struck the ball at 2.38m, the height of the cross bar, to score one of the most spectacular Champions League goals of all time.
#8220;The result in the first leg doesn't change anything for us.
"I had very professional team-mates in 18 seasons as a player". "The game is long and therefore we will need some balance, but to do it will take a pinch of healthy madness from everyone". Higuain will surely play apart from either Cuadrado or Mandzukic.
"We prepared the last game to come here [for the 2015 semi-final second leg] to play to go through. It's another game - what happened, happened", the Frenchman said in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
"You can not buy the 116 years of history that Real Madrid has, nor the legacy that so many superb players have left".
The Italians now trail the competition title holders by a 3-0 aggregate score from last week's first leg, but will not have the Argentine to call upon after his sending off at the Juventus Stadium. They will have a big game against Juve tomorrow evening as Zidane's club have a heavy 0-3 lead against Allegri's club.
On the contrary the Spanish giants have kicked in top gear at the right moment despite their failings in La Liga this season. Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace during the match, including an wonderful bicycle kick in the second half, while Brazilian defender Marcelo sealed the win in the 72nd with a third goal for head coach Zinedine Zidane's squad.
"That elegance, that talent, and everything that he showed on the pitch, I loved it."Zidane's young fan is now a part of Real Madrid's imposing attacking squad, but like Bale, he might still have to content himself with the bench".