Some of the most epic of games played in the Champions League have been between Real Madrid and Juventus. Similar in philosophy and obsessed with success, there has always been a mutual respect between the two sides, who care more about winning than their style of play. As the draw would have it, two Spanish coaches will face off in one tie, while the Italian tacticians, perhaps the best the country have at this moment, will meet each other in the semifinal of the Champions League.
Before the draw of the last 16 in the Champions League, Spanish daily Marca asked fans which team they least wanted to face. Madridistas picked Juventus. The Italian side may not be the strongest team in the competition and perhaps even the "weakest" when compared to the remaining teams left, but they're a frustrating side to play. Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri has created a team that is exquisitely balanced and defensively secure, and penetrating their walls will be difficult, even if Carlo Ancelotti boasts one of -- if not the -- best front lines in world football.
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