Juventus defeated second-placed Lazio 2-0 at home on Saturday to take another huge step towards their fourth straight Serie A title and boost their confidence for Wednesday`s crunch Champions League clash in Monaco.
Madrid giants Atletico and Real will renew hostilities at the Vicente Calderon in an epic Spanish quarter-final clash in the UEFA Champions League to be held on Tuesday. Also on the night Europe will witness Italian champions Juventus face a well knit Monaco side from France.
Juventus will head into the international break on a high and with a 14-point lead on closest challengers Roma, who ended a five-game winless run in Italy`s Serie A with a 1-0 victory at Cesena on Sunday.
A first-half goal by Ivan Rakitic was enough to see Barcelona end English interest in the Champions League on Wednesday as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in their last 16 second leg clash for a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the quarter-finals.