Zidane tells Real Madrid players not to expect Cardiff's miracle against Juve

Zidane tells Real Madrid players not to expect Cardiff's miracle against Juve

- Juventus host Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League clash in Turin on Tuesday, April 4

- Both sides were the finalists in the last season's edition of the competition but the Spanish League outfit were victorious following their 4-1 over the Italian side

- Meanwhile, the tactician has warned his players not to expect a repeat of last June's encounter when both sides file out tomorrow evening

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes his side’s triumph over Juventus in last season’s UEFA Champions League final will not give his side an edge over the Italian club side this week.

The Spanish League giants defeated the Serie A campaigners 4-1 in the final of last year’s edition to clinch their 12th European club competition title at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

However, the Frenchman says both teams have equal chance in this game, adding that Los Blancos win 10 months ago will not have any effect on this game.

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He said: "This game has nothing to do with what happened 10 months ago. It's another tie, another match and stage and we have to prepare things well.

"The game is completely different to the Cardiff final. We are not very different, because we are more or less the same players, but since then our season has not been as good as we expected."

Despite their 3-0 triumph over Las Palmas last weekend, Real are still 13 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona but have found form at the right time with 10 wins from their last 11 matches in all competitions.

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Meanwhile, star striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, will be back for the Galacticos in Yurin having being rested in their 3-0 victory over fellow Spanish League outfit.

The retired midfielder further disclosed that he is having selection headache with only defender Nacho unavailable.

He said: "It's a headache for me to make the team, but it's good for everyone.

"Here there are no token players. I have 24 very good players and I am going to use them all. There are some who play more at some point, but they are all important."

Madrid are the most successful team in Europe, with 12 Champions League titles, but this term, they must ensure they finish among the top teams on the log.

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