Real Madrid v Juventus: Thrills, spills & penalty aches

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Real, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Roma are through to the semi-finals of the tournament, with the draw therefor taking place on Friday. "I'm happy and proud of how we played, we made the impossible possible".

To say Juventus were unable would be the biggest understatement of the season.

Juve goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon angrily protested the decision before he was sent off for the first time of his storied career in the Champions League.

There have been calls for Buffon to apologise for his reaction, with Oliver's wife having received vitriolic messages on social media, but Zidane felt the veteran goalkeeper simply lost his cool.

Juventus' Brazilian defender Alex Sandro (L) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 11, 2018.


The 40-year-old was more reflective later, and appeared to confirm that the game, his 117th Champions League appearance, was also his last in the tournament.

90th minute: Benatia push on Vazquez is adjudged to be a foul and Oliver points to the spot.

Juventus doubled their lead nearly identically in the 37 minute, early substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner whipped in an inviting cross to the far post for Mandzukic to rise above Dani Carvajal and stab home.

Mario Mandzukic scored twice in the first half before Blaise Matuidi scored another goal after the break to wipe out Madrid's three-goal advantage from the first leg.

"In the Champions League, when you look at the history of the club, you see that nobody has matched us".


Real coach Zinedine Zidane made two early changes in bringing on wingers Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio for Casemiro and Gareth Bale at the start of the second half and said he gave his players a firm message.

The Andalucian's left the Allianz Arena with a goalless draw to go out 2-1 on aggregate courtesy of their first leg home defeat. Juve played a great game but we deserved to progress.

"The pulse increased, but I calmed down, and I knew I'd be decisive", he said.

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La Gazzetta dello Sport take a slightly more measured view as they go with "the anger and the pride" in reference to the penalty and Juventus' overall performance.


Di Stefano was the face of Real's domination during the 1950s and 1960s, when it won five European Cups and he scored more than 300 goals.

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