Mario Mandzukic Puts Juventus Two-Thirds Of The Way To A Miracle Against Real Madrid

Mandzukic scored two back-post headers to send Juventus to a 2-0 lead over Real Madrid.

Juventus arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu needing a miracle to overturn a three-goal deficit on the road at Real Madrid. By halftime on Wednesday, the Bianconeri were well on their way to a second straight Italian miracle thanks to two Mario Mandzukic goals against Real Madrid. 

On Tuesday, it was AS Roma rallying from three goals down to stun Barcelona. After losing 3-0 in Turin, Juventus was up against it against the two-time reigning champions. 

But Mandzukick gave the Old Lady faithful hope with a back-post header in the second minute. 

Like Manchester City on Tuesday, Juventus got the early goal it needed. Unlike City, the Bianconeri had a second goal late in the first half that wasn’t disallowed for offside

The second of the two Mario Manzukic goals against Real Madrid came in the 37th minute, with another back-post header. 

Juventus took a 2-0 lead into halftime, two-thirds of the way to an incredible comeback thanks to the two Mandzukic goals against Real Madrid.  

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