Its official – Juventus will face Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League 2014/15.
The Bianconeri will have the first leg at home in Turin on Tuesday 5th May before travelling to the Santiago Bernabeu the following week on Wednesday 13th May.
In the other draw, Barcelona will face German champions Bayern Munich.
Juve’s record against Real Madrid in the Champions League reads as follows:
W7 D1 L8 F18 A16
Speaking immediately after the draw, Juve director Pavel Nedved said the Bianconeri want to take their place in history.
“We want to do something great and historic for Italian football and we will try our best,” he told Sport Mediaset.
“We will go and play our own game fairly and do our part, we want to enjoy it. We weren’t expecting to be 15 points clear in the league, in the semi-final of the Champions League and in the Coppa Italia final.”
Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini also spoke of the chance for this current Bianconeri team to make history.
“We have a unique opportunity and we must meet it with great enthusiasm – ourselves and our fans,” Chiellini said to Juventus TV.
“Of course it will be difficult, we’re facing the defending champions and a team full of superstars, but we can pose them problems.
“We will have to give two great performances. We’ve improved as a team, individually and in terms of our awareness.
“There is a great level of trust and we will give our all in these matches. I think that the games we played last year in the Europa League and this year in the knockout stages have given us bags of important experience that we will use against Madrid.”
Juve last met Real in the group stages but there was a pretty memorable semi-final in Turin 12 years ago: