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Champions League: Real face tough Juventus challenge

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By Euronews
Champions League: Real face tough Juventus challenge

<p>Italian giants Juventus entertain Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday looking to reach their first final since 2003. </p> <p>Massimiliano Allegri’s men, who clinched their fourth straight Serie A title with victory over Sampdoria on Saturday, will be without midfielder Paul Pogba. The Frenchman has been ruled out despite making good progress following a thigh injury. </p> <p>French international Karim Benzema was not named in the 20-man squad that travelled to Turin after failing to recover from a knee injury. </p> <p>Former Tottenham winger Gareth Bale is set to start up front with the in-form Cristiano Ronaldo who scored the 29th hat-trick of his Real Madrid career on Saturday to drag Los Merengues back up to just two points behind Barcelona.</p> <p>All eyes will be on former Bacelona coach Pep Guardiola on Wednesday night when Bayern Munich take on the Catalans in the first leg of their semi-final clash at the Camp Nou.</p>