Gareth Bale scored his first Champions League goal for Real Madrid as they drew with Juventus to move closer to qualifying for the knockout stages.

Arturo Vidal's penalty put the Italians ahead, before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised from Karim Benzema's pass.

Bale, 24, who was signed from Tottenham for a world record fee of £85.3m (100m euros) in August, hammered in a low shot to put Real 2-1 ahead on the hour.

But Fernando Llorente's stooping header secured a precious draw for the hosts.

Real Madrid need just a point from their final two group games to be sure of a place in the last 16, and a healthy goal difference may make even that unnecessary.

By contrast, Juventus may need to win both their remaining matches to ensure qualification after a slow start to their campaign in Group B.

Group goal-grabbers

  • Cristiano Ronaldo's eighth goal in this year's group matches equals a record for this stage of the competition jointly held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, Filippo Inzaghi and Hernan Crespo.
  • However, Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also in contention to beat their mark - having scored seven in the current campaign.

Draws away to Copenhagen and at home to Galatasaray in their first two games, along with a 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture in the Bernabeu, left the Bianconeri with no choice but to chase the game from the start.

Real Madrid initially revelled in the space that opened up with Ronaldo and Bale - two points of a three-pronged attack alongside Karim Benzema - both threatening on the break.

However, the industry of Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez dragged the momentum the Italian side's way and after Iker Casillas had saved brilliantly from Claudio Marchisio's header, Pogba was felled in the box by an untidy challenge by fellow Frenchman Raphael Varane.

Vidal beat Casillas with a nerveless strike from the penalty spot and the home fans were bouncing in the stands as their side re-emerged for the second half.

Real soon dampened that enthusiasm, as Ronaldo ruthlessly punished Martin Caceres's wayward pass before Bale scored his first Champions League goal since registering a hat-trick in Spurs' 4-3 defeat to Inter Milan in October 2010.

The Welshman collected Ronaldo's square pass, bought himself a yard of space with a swift change of feet and sent a fierce, low shot inside Gianluigi Buffon's near post.

But Llorente, who moved to Juventus for free in the summer after a year spent running down his contract with Athletic Bilbao, exploited another error by Varane to equalise shortly after.

The French defender was caught ball-watching as Llorente spun away from him to meet Caceres's deep cross and keep Real waiting on their passage to the next round.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Juventus

  • 01 Buffon
  • 04 Cáceres
  • 22 Asamoah
  • 21 Pirlo Booked
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 19 Bonucci Booked
  • 08 Marchisio
  • 23 Vidal
  • 14 Llorente (Giovinco - 88' )
  • 06 Pogba
  • 10 Tévez (Quagliarella - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Ogbonna
  • 11 De Ceglie
  • 12 Giovinco
  • 20 Padoin
  • 27 Quagliarella
  • 30 Storari
  • 33 Isla

Real Madrid

  • 01 Casillas
  • 04 Ramos
  • 12 Marcelo
  • 14 Alonso (Illarramendi - 71' )
  • 02 Varane Booked
  • 03 Pepe
  • 06 Khedira
  • 19 Modric Booked
  • 09 Benzema (Jesé - 81' )
  • 11 Bale (Di María - 75' )
  • 07 Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 15 Carvajal
  • 17 Arbeloa
  • 20 Jesé
  • 22 Di María
  • 23 Isco
  • 24 Illarramendi
  • 25 López
Ref: Howard Webb
Att: 40,696

Match Stats

Shots

24 17

On target

12 4

Corners

7 3

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Juventus 2, Real Madrid 2.

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Real Madrid 2.

90:00 +0:37

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luka Modric.

89:22

Attempt saved. Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sebastian Giovinco.

88:31

Offside, Real Madrid. Sami Khedira tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

87:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco replaces Fernando Llorente.

85:23

Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Fabio Quagliarella is caught offside.

83:34

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:34

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

82:43

Foul by Jesé (Real Madrid).

82:43

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:09

Attempt saved. Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

81:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Fabio Quagliarella replaces Carlos Tévez.

80:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Karim Benzema.

80:08

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

77:51

Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

77:18

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

77:18

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Ángel Di María replaces Gareth Bale.

74:06

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

74:06

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:51

Attempt blocked. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcelo.

72:22

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

72:20

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:16 Booking

Booking Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:07

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:07

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

70:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Xabi Alonso.

69:31

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:31

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Juventus).

67:01

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

65:37

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Kwadwo Asamoah.

64:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 2, Real Madrid 2. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martín Cáceres with a cross.

63:40

Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

62:49

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

61:15

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Xabi Alonso.

59:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 1, Real Madrid 2. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

59:02

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

58:40

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

58:40

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:50

Attempt blocked. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

57:48

Attempt blocked. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:46

Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Pogba with a cross.

55:33

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

55:30

Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

54:31

Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

51:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 1, Real Madrid 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

46:30

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

46:30

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:57

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

45:00

Second Half begins Juventus 1, Real Madrid 0.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Juventus 1, Real Madrid 0.

44:24

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

43:52 Booking

Booking Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43:44

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:44

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

43:10

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

42:22

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:22

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

41:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 1, Real Madrid 0. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

40:37 Booking

Booking Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39:49

Penalty Juventus. Paul Pogba draws a foul in the penalty area.

39:49

Penalty conceded by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

38:41

Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

38:38

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross following a corner.

38:19

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

38:18

Attempt blocked. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Barzagli.

37:53

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

37:49

Attempt saved. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

36:23

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

34:23 Booking

Booking Luka Modric (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:18

Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

34:18

Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:52

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:52

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

32:15

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

31:00

Attempt saved. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fernando Llorente with a headed pass.

29:00

Attempt saved. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martín Cáceres with a cross.

27:27

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Sami Khedira.

27:09

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Iker Casillas.

27:07

Attempt saved. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross.

24:55

Attempt missed. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

23:44

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:44

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

22:44

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

22:44

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:32

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross.

21:47

Attempt saved. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

21:13

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

20:31

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luka Modric.

16:50

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:50

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

16:35

Attempt blocked. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:12

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:12

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

12:39

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

12:08

Attempt blocked. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

8:55

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pepe following a fast break.

8:05

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

4:31

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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