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Marchisio says Juventus in good shape for Real Madrid showdown

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio says they're up for their Champions League crunch match with Real Madrid.

Juve go into the game on the back of three consecutive victories.

"Previously we gave very little away but conceded goals, now we're not just keeping clean sheets; we're also preventing our opponents from having shots on goal. It's important," said the midfielder.

"Real have plenty of strong players up front who sometimes help out less in defensive areas, thus putting their backline under pressure. We managed to defend well in Spain, enjoy possession and cause them problems.

"Plus, in Turin, we'll be able to count on the support of our fans, who will provide a red-hot atmosphere at the stadium. We haven't had a great deal of time in which to prepare for the game, but encounters like these provide plenty of motivation by themselves."

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