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Varane urges Real improvements

5 November 2013 16:45

Raphael Varane believes Real Madrid can improve defensively ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League tie with Juventus.

Carlo Ancelotti's men have shipped seven goals in their last three matches in all competitions, while they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four attempts.

Even though Real have conceded just two goals in three Group B fixtures, France international Varane believes there is scope for the Spanish giants to be more resilient at the back.

"I think we can improve in defence but that's something we need to do together," he said.

"We need to improve in defence but that's not only a defender's concern but all the team. I think if we all take this into consideration we will improve."

Antonio Conte's Juventus could find themselves five points adrift of second place with defeat at the Juventus Stadium if Galatasaray beat Copenhagen in Denmark.

And Varane believes Real need to be on their guard against a side hoping to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages.

"They need the victory and they will work very hard. They will be tough and try very hard to win and we need to be ready for it," he continued.

"We need a point to qualify, but we want first place in the group. They need a win and there is going to be a high pace to the game and we must respond to that."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
5 November 2013
Game week
4
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Juventus Stadium (Torino)
Attendance
40696

Goals

A. Vidal (PG) 41'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
52' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by K. Benzema)
1 - 2
60' G. Bale
 (assist by Cristiano Ronaldo)
Llorente 65'
(assist by M. Cáceres) 
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
15
19 72'
4
21 44'
23 41'
8
22
6
10
14 65'
Coach: A. Conte
# Player Bookings
1
4
3
12
2 41'
14
19 35'
6
11 60'
7 52'
9
Coach: C. Ancelotti

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
27
12
5
11
20
30
33
# Player Bookings
24
22
20
15
17
23
25

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