With Barcelona and Bayern Munich already punching their tickets to the semifinals, the remaining two spots will be determined tomorrow as the quarterfinals of Champions League play comes to a close.
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Atletico Madrid will look to avenge it’s loss in the 2014 Champions League final as they head to the Bernabeu for a matchup with crosstown rival Real Madrid, while Juventus holds a slight edge over Monaco heading into their second leg clash.
Both matches kick off at 2:45 p.m. ET, and you can follow all the action right here.
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Level on aggregate after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Atletico — RECAP
Although tied on aggregate, Real Madrid is in trouble tomorrow. The reigning champions of Europe are walking wounded into the match, as Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric have all been ruled out with injury. Left-back Marcelo will also be missing, serving a suspension for yellow card accumulation.
After defeating Atletico in the Champions League final last May, Real has failed to defeat Diego Simeone’s men in eight tries. With Barcelona already into the semifinals, getting eliminated at the hands of Atletico would surely be a nightmare for Carlo Ancelotti.
Atletico is actually in the better position, as a 1-1 draw would see the club through to the semis. Mario Mandzukic has a slight problem with his ankle but should be ready to go, as the big Croatian will be the focal point of Diego Simeone’s attack.
Monaco vs. Juventus: Juventus leads 1-0 on aggregate following a close win at home — RECAP
Underdog-side Monaco will need a result at home as Leonardo Jardim’s men find themselves a goal behind following a 1-0 loss at Juventus in the first leg. While Jardim believes his side may have been unfortunate to lose in Turin through a controversial penalty kick, Monaco is just a goal down and very much still alive in this matchup.
Monaco is strong defensively, but will need the home supporters at Stade Louis II to help them find the offense needed to erase the deficit.
Juventus holds the slight one-goal advantage thanks to Arturo Vidal’s penalty in the first leg, but will likely play without the Chilean as he is suffering from tonsillitis. With the Serie A title wrapped up, Massimiliano Allegri will have his boys focused on keeping their treble dreams alive in the Champions League.