Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro, Heinze
(Van der Vaart 81'), Marcelo; Sneijder (Higuaín 65'), Diarrà,
Guti; Raúl, Van Nistelrooy (Saviola 81'), Drenthe. 4-3-3.
Juventus: Manninger; Mellberg, Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Molinaro; Marchionni, Sissoko, Tiago, Nedved; Amauri (Iaquinta 82'), Del Piero (Ceglie 92'). 4-4-2.
0-1. 17. Del Piero. Picked up Marchionni pass and struck long shot past Casillas.
0-2. 67. Del Piero. Curled free kick round defensive wall in to near side of net.
Real Madrid were beaten for the second time in a fortnight by Juventus, and they still have some work to do in the remaining two games if they are to reach the next round. Bernd Schuster had to make a last minute change to his line-up, with Robben injuring himself in the pre-match warm up. Rather than the obvious choice of Higuaín though, he opted for Drenthe to give his side some width.
The first chances fell to Madrid, with Guti and Diarrà both failing to find the target. With just over a quarter of an hour gone though Marchionni intercepted a loose Guti pass, and he played the ball through for Del Piero to run on and shoot wide of Casillas.
Sergio Ramos failed to turn in Sneijder's cross a few minutes later, and penalty appeals for fouls on Van Nistelrooy and Raúl were turned down soon after the restart. But midway through the second half Del Piero took advantage of a badly placed defensive wall to curl a shot in to the net and wrap things up. It was another sign that Madrid are starting to falter, but they stay in second spot, and a win in Borisov next time around would virtually see them through to the next stage.