Peace Cup 2009 Semifinals: Juventus vs. Real Madrid


Even though this is a friendly tournament, Real Madrid and Juventus F.C. will do their best to secure Peace Cup title.

Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli is hoping that Alessandro Del Piero and the rest of the squad will teach the Spanish side another lesson. Del Piero guided the Italian giants to two victories over los Blancos in last season’s Champions League.

Aston Villa, which brought a large contingent of fans faces Portuguese champion FC Porto in the other semi-final.

If Real Madrid and Villa advance, it would set up a clash between clubs from what are considered the two best leagues in the world—La Liga and the Premier League.

Owing to the temperature, which has surged past 100 degrees this week, the game kicks off at 10:30 p.m. CET (4:30 p.m. ET).

UPDATE: Juventus made it through to the final of the Peace Cup!

Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty but suffered his first defeat as a Real Madrid player in a 2-1 loss against the Italian side.