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Holders Real Madrid will be without suspended captain Sergio Ramos when they host Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Defender Jesus Vallejo, 21, could start alongside Raphael Varane for Real, who lead 3-0 from the first leg in Turin.Juventus will be without forward Paulo Dybala, who was sent off in the first leg for two yellow cards.Twelve-time winners Real are looking to win the competition for the fourth time in five seasons.’I’m not interested in being favourites’Only a spectacular collapse will deny Real another semi-final appearance following their Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired victory in Italy.Ronaldo scored two goals including an incredible bicycle kick in the first leg and is expected to play on Wednesday even though his team are in a commanding position.Real boss Zinedine Zidane played down suggestions his side are favourites to win Europe’s most prestigious club competition again.Gianluigi Buffon was beaten twice by another legend of the modern game at Juventus StadiumZidane said his side still had work to do to advance past Juventus despite their handsome lead.”I’m not interested in talk of favourites, I prefer to show it out on the pitch and we must respect all clubs and all aspects of football,” added the Real boss.”If we put in a great performance and we are focussed throughout the match we have a good chance of battling through, but we must keep that idea in mind.”‘We’re not crying about what happened’Only two teams in Champions League history have overturned a deficit of three goals or more from the first leg in the knockout stages.Deportivo La Coruna trailed AC Milan 4-1 in quarter-final in 2004 before advancing 5-4 on aggregate after winning 4-0 in Spain.Barcelona overturned a 4-0 last-16 deficit against Paris St-Germain by winning 6-1 in the second leg at the Nou Camp last season.Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will be making his final appearance in the competition unless Juve can produce a fightback.Buffon, 40, announced in October he will retire at the end of the season unless his club win the Champions League.Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini said it was important the Italian champions produced an improved performance in Spain after their first-leg disappointment.”We’re not crying about what happened, and we go to Madrid with the desire to play a good game,” added Chiellini.”We’ll treat it like a marathon, not a sprint and we’ll need to go into the game with a level head.”

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