City outclass Gladbach in dominant display

Allegri: Madrid a great team


Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri calls on his side to be close to perfect to beat a great team in Real Madrid.

The Bianconeri are in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2003, and will face Los Merengues in the first leg in Turin tomorrow night.

''If we're talking about a Champions League semi-final, we're talking about top-notch teams,'' Allegri explained in his pre-match Press conference.

''When you play these games you have to play… I don't want to say a perfect game, because there's no such thing, but you have to do great things in attack and defence.

''I don't think that Juventus-Real Madrid and Real Madrid-Juventus are two games which will end 0-0, so we have to be good, especially in attack.

''They're European champions, they're the holders, so it's true that they might be slight favourites ahead of us.

''That said, it's not a semi-final where we have nothing to lose. If we lose we won’t make the final.

''We have to remember what we've done so far, and make the most of our chances, in the knowledge that we’re facing a great team, with great players.''

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