Juventus comes up short in bid to overturn Real advantage

Juventus comes up short in bid to overturn Real advantage

Juventus comes up short in bid to overturn Real advantage

The Bianconeri were superb all night and looked to have deservedly forced extra-time until late, late drama erupted when Mehdi Benatia caught substitute Lucas Vazquez in the penalty box.

Madrid had the ball in the net after 13 minutes, Isco cutely chipping Buffon after the goalkeeper saved from Cristiano Ronaldo, before Mandzukic could only bundle a corner straight at Navas.

The loss knocked Juventus out of the Champions League quarterfinals.

Amidst the swarm of Juventus players surrounding Oliver, and Buffon at the front of them, Ronaldo kept his cool. Mandzukic does it again as he rises to nod in a cross.

Juve needed to strike early to give themselves hope and they did exactly that with a mere 76 seconds on the clock.

Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick in the first leg of Real's Champions League quarter-final with Juventus was so good it left one excitable Argentine hack with a broken leg after he tried to replicate it. Ronaldo's penalty has given Zidane a reprieve, for now, but there's still a great deal of uncertainty over his future.The same applies to Gareth Bale, who has dropped down the pecking order over the last few months and suffered the humiliation of a half-time substitution following an anonymous opening 45 minutes.

Friday will see the semi-final draw, where Bayern, Roma, Real Madrid and Liverpool will learn their opponents for the two-leg semi-finals, which commence at the end of April, with the return legs scheduled for the beginning of May.

"Because we have not had the chance to take the game to extra-time".

Following the match, Buffon criticised the referee for the decision while Ronaldo insisted it was the correct call. He waited patiently to go and hug the striker at the end of the game. "In the end, he scored it, and that's it, we go home with the victory". I could've told the referee anything at that moment, but he had to understand the degree of the disaster he was creating.

Buffon was sent off in what is probably the final Champions League appearance of his career. Subs: Asensio 6, Lucas Vazquez 6, Kovacic 6. During the game, Benatia and the rest of them had already been kicking us from behind.

The hosts had the ball in the back of the Juventus net in the 14th minute when Isco converted from close range following a loose save from Buffon, but the offside flag was raised despite replays showing that the Spaniard was onside. To go to the Bernabeu and win 3-0 is quite a feat and for it to go down to that final moment is insane.

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