LifeLine for Juve

LifeLine for Juve
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after his team conceded a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Juventus vs Real Madrid.

Juventus gave fresh hope to their Champions League campaign with a thrilling 2-2 draw against Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale had put the Spaniard side within sight of a fourth consecutive group win in Turin this morning (Singapore time).

Juventus dropped to last in Group B but following FC Copenhagen's 1-0 home win over Galatasaray in the other match, but Antonio Conte's men trail the Turkish side and the Danish team by just one point with two games to play.

Conte sent out a similar set-up to the one deployed in the 2-1 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Fernando Llorente partnering Carlos Tevez at the head of a 4-3-3 - a change from the Italian giants' preferred 3-5-2 formation.

After a shaky start, Juve found their feet and led 1-0 at the interval after Arturo Vidal's 42nd-minute spot-kick following a foul on Paul Pogba by fellow Frenchman Raphael Varane.

However, Real turned the match in eight second-half minutes with Ronaldo chipping Buffon to level and then Bale beating the Italian goalkeeper with a clinical shot after sidestepping Kwadwo Asamoah on the hour mark.

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