Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.


Your Sun

A News UK Company

Will we see another miraculous comeback tonight with Juventus scoring early against Real Madrid?

It's first blood to Juve, who will use Roma's stunning comeback against Barcelona last night as inspiration

We still can’t quite believe Roma managed to overturn their first-leg deficit in yesterday’s Champions League clash against Barcelona.

The Serie A side beat the Catalans 3-0 in Rome to go through to the semi-finals of the competition and none of us really saw it coming.

But will we really see a comeback of similar proportions happen in Juventus’ game against Real Madrid tonight?

We really didn’t think so, with Madrid leading the tie 3-0 from the first-leg and going into tonight’s game at the Bernabeu full of confidence.

What’s more, Juve are missing young forward Paulo Dybala – who was sent off in Turin a week ago – while star striker Gonzalo Higuain is suffering a bit of a goal-drought at the moment.

CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets have this brilliant offer when you sign up and bet a fiver

Not his finest moment this season

AFP or licensors
Not his finest moment this season

But against all odds, Juve have come out with all guns a-blazing in this one, with Mario Mandzukic silencing the Madrid fans early on with a goal inside two minutes. 

It was all thanks to Douglas Costa, who dashed down the right flank before finding Sami Khedira, who then floated a lovely cross towards the back post, into the expectant path of Mandzukic who jumped up and guided the ball into the net with a powerful header.

Take a look. 

Game on, folks.

And if Juve do this, then they’ve certainly one-upped their great rivals Roma in terms of great European comebacks.

PLAY DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER Pick seven players to win £5k!