MADRID (AP) — Here are five things to know ahead of Tuesday's Group B matches in the Champions League, with Real Madrid visiting Juventus and FC Copenhagen hosting Galatasaray:
Juventus be warned, Real Madrid's attack is so potent it is making opponents cry.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 20 goals in 15 matches, and the Portugal forward needs only one more in the next three games to match the group stage record of eight in a season, held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, Filippo Inzaghi and Hernan Crespo.
Ronaldo has had help from teammates Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, who turned provider for three of his last five goals.
The Wales winger has scored two goals himself this week. Rayo Vallecano defender Anaitz Arbilla was in tears moments after Bale easily beat with him with a playful touch en route to a goal on Saturday.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte summed up Madrid's attack Monday with one word: "Devastating."
A Madrid victory ensures advancement to the knockout stage, while a draw will also be enough if Galatasaray does not lose at Copenhagen.
TIME FOR TEVEZ
Carlos Tevez has started well for Juventus with six league goals this season, but goals have been a lot tougher to come by in the Champions League.
Tevez's last goal in Europe's premier competition came in April 2009, when he played for Manchester United.
"Has it really been that long since my last Champions League goal?" Tevez asked journalists when presented with the fact on Monday. "If I haven't scored for four years, then let's hope that changes tomorrow."
Juventus certainly needs the Argentine to find the net as a defeat could all but end its chances of qualifying for the next stage. Juventus has just two points from three games after losing 2-1 at Madrid.
"We've got to win all three (games remaining)," Tevez said. "This game is like a final and we've got to play it like that."
Madrid's visit is just the start of a testing week for Juventus, with an important Serie A match against Napoli, which is joint-second alongside it three points behind leader AS Roma, looming.
Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has warned his players to drop their egos and get back to basics after a "disastrous" defensive performance in a 3-2 win at Rayo.
Madrid's defense seemed to implode after Pepe caused a penalty, with an undisciplined tackle from Marcelo two minutes after that allowing Rayo to claw back into the game.