Real Madrid feel that Juventus were fortunate to leave the Bernabeu with just a 1-0 defeat in Tuesday’s Champions League tie.

Ivan Helguera scored the only goal of the game, glancing a header into the net from a David Beckham corner. But, that strike was all they had to show for an evening of domination.

“We are a little bit disappointed because we felt that the result didn’t do us justice,” said Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo.

“The good thing, though, was that we didn’t let in a goal and that makes us optimistic about our chances when we go there.”

Nonetheless, the result indicated that the club have continued to improve since the arrival of Brazilian coach Wanderley Luxemburgo.

“The most positive aspect was our performance at the back,” said keeper Iker Casillas.

“Once more we were very solid at the back and dealt comfortably with the few chances they had. Not conceding any goals at home was very good news.

“We are a little disappointed we didn’t score any more ourselves and we didn’t make the most of our chances we had, but this is a good result. If we get a goal in Turin they are going to have to score three to get through.”