Tomorrow is one the biggest games in Juventus recent history, at least of the last 15 years or so, here are some tactical thoughts from two of the experts from juventibus.com a website that I follow and collaborate with for a while now:
DAVIDE TERRUZZI: In the first leg, Juventus managed to evade the not exceptional pressure of Real thanks to a clear management with a low ball possession and constant search for the next free man between the lines. The dynamic qualities of Juventus midfield allowed a medium-high ball recovery with effective transitions taking in speed and in inferiority the defense of Ancelotti. Juventus was not so effective in the ongoing construction of scoring chances: in Madrid will have to be able to combine at best the maneuver and finalization by exploiting the different moments of Real imbalance.
GIULIO GORI: As in the first leg against Real, Juventus will defend focusing a lot on the hard work (and leg) of the midfielders: keep smaller the distances with the defense, to clog the spaces of their attackers, technically very strong and very fast, but also to shorten rapidly towards the ball carrier so that the team does not collapse too much to its own area. Marchisio, Vidal and Sturaro in the first leg proved to have plenty of power in their legs. The defense will have to play tight, trying to defuse the internal cuts of their wingers. Much attention will serve for their aerial skills: Juventus feels pretty safe on the corners, situation in which marks to man; much more delicate on free-kicks, the deployment in the area seems more uncertain. For midfielders, then, in the hot zones better temporize and get the ball into safety.