Almost 12 months ago, these two giants of European football collided in the Champions League final.
It was Real Madrid who came out on top in Cardiff – and now Juventus are determined to avenge the heartache of last May’s 4-1 defeat.
Fresh from their incredible last 16 comeback win over Tottenham at Wembley, Serie A kings Juve know it will not be easy against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.
But with legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon setting his sights on a stunning swan song in Kiev, the European champions will face a tough task against the hosts in Turin.
So, who will come out on top in this eagerly-anticipated quarter-final first leg?
- HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
Juventus XI: Buffon; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Asamoah; Costa, Bentancur, Khedira, Sandro; Dybala, Higuaín
Real Madrid XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal so sensational, even the Juventus fans applauded
Even by his standards, this was out of this world.
In the era of Messi and Ronaldo, football fans often forget how spoiled we all are to witness the exploits of two of the greatest of all time, to the point where we take their excellence for granted.
Every now and again, however, they pull off feats of brilliance that are extraordinary, even by their own extraordinary standards.
On what was already a historic night for Cristiano Ronaldo, he did it again against Juventus on Tuesday night.
Having given Real Madrid a 1-0 lead away from home in the first half, the Portuguese scored what will surely go down as one of his greatest ever goals midway through the second half when executing the most textbook of bicycle kicks that caused jaws to drops amongst even the most seasoned of observers…
Media reaction on Cristiano Ronaldo performance.
Seen a lot of great goals in my time but that is absolutely breathtaking from Ronaldo.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 3, 2018
— Footbuzz (@Footbuzz2) April 3, 2018
— Garin Moreno (@Garinmoreno07) April 3, 2018
OMG. Please, if you do one thing tonight make sure you see Ronaldo’s second goal. His first was awesome. I’ve no words to describe his second.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) April 3, 2018
Zinedine Zidane's reaction to THAT goal 😂
"What have I just seen?!" 😳
Caption it… pic.twitter.com/1OXkMxBs5O
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 3, 2018