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The Argentine won five consecutive European Cups during the 1950s, and went on to score 308 goals in 396 matches during 11-year career at Real Madrid.

Cold, rainy wintry conditions in Madrid will be welcoming Italian champions Juventus who will surely be facing a hostile reception from the local big crowd when on Wednesday evening they will again come up against the might of Uefa Champions League holders and Spanish champions Real Madrid on home soil at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain.

Madrid will try to protect its three-goal advantage from the first leg with coach Zinedine Zidane unable to use his best players in central defense.

Real Madrid are without suspended captain Sergio Ramos while Nacho Fernandez will miss out through injury.

Veteran defender Andrea Barzagli was ruled out through injury.

Los Blancos take a 3-0 lead into the game after Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Marcelo once to put the 12-time European champions in the driving seat. Bale has three goals in his last three games for Real and Calderon believes he has a future at the Bernabeu. We have one UCL final tomorrow, and if we get through we'll see if we have more. We shouldn't have any problems.

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Benzema has struggled to silence his critics this season, netting just nine times across all competitions, and his manager admits that a fellow Frenchman needs to rediscover his spark. It was a good game, but there is still 50 per cent of the tie to be played. "We must enjoy this player".

That being said, let's have a look at 5 reasons why Barcelona fans hate Real Madrid. Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace during the match, including an incredible 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.

The Champions League final is in Kiev on May 26.

"Casemiro is used to playing in the midfield but he has practiced in the back many times", Varane said. We don't know what'll happen during the match, but who expected us to lose 3-0 in the first leg?

The reigning Spanish and European champions are unbeaten in their last seven games, though, and are odds-on favourites to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League, which is their only avenue to silverware this term.

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