UCL Quarter-Finals 1st Leg Analysis
A brilliant hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid take 3-0 lead against Atletico Madrid and Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Juventus won 2-0 against Monaco.
Real Madrid dominated possession while Atletico lacked their usual intensity. It was masterstroke from Zinedine Zidane to give Isco a free role to counter Atletico’s narrow midfield. His ability to find space between the lines was vital. Real always had an extra man in midfield which helped them in dominating possession. In other game Juventus played with 3-5-2 formation with Dani Alves and Alex sandro playing as wingbacks. Both wingbacks created lot of problems for Monaco as they always had plenty of space to operate. Monaco created few chances but Juventus as always were strong in defence.
Both Real Madrid and Juventus deserved to win. It will be a difficult task for Atletico and Monaco to make a comeback in second leg. Atletico will play second leg at their home while Monaco Will travel to Italy to play against Juventus.