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Summary

  1. Vidal into top corner with penalty
  2. Penalty given after a foul on Morata
  3. Juve - not reached CL last four since 2003

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By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Right, we are off to press our tuxedos and raid the piggy bank for the return leg in Monte Carlo.

Catch you tomorrow for a bit of Porto v Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain v Barcelona? But of course...

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Juventus will take a skinny one-goal lead to Monaco then.

As Arsenal proved with

their 2-0 win in the millionaries playground, that should be enough if they keep their concentration .

FULL-TIME

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Stephan Lichtsteiner telegraphs a long ranger and Danijel Subasichas it covered with time to spare.

Geoffrey Kondogbia clears the bar from distance at the other end.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Ricardo Carvalho is up as a makeshift striker for Monaco, but Layvin Kurzawa's cross is too close to Gianluigi Buffon who takes the ball into the bread basket and clings on tight.

INJURY TIME

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Three minutes of time added on.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Juventus are playing for the clock rather than the scoreboard now. The hosts are keeping the ball and preserving their advantage.

SUBSTITUTION

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

A change apiece.

Juventus swap off Roberto Pereyra who has had a quiet game, with Stefano Sturaro on.

Monaco take off Anthony Martial, who has looked bright, and bring on Matheus Carvalho.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Caros Tevez tries, tries and tries again from 25 yards, but he is yet to succeed. The Argentine drills into the side netting.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Gianluigi Buffon
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Geoffrey Kondogbia gets his head to the set-piece first, but the ball floats harmlessly up and into the grateful gloves of Gianluigi Buffon.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Anthony Martial forces a corner for Monaco...

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

A switcheroo up front for Juventus with Alessandro Matri on for Alvaro Morata.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Ohh! A vital touch from Fabinho at the far stick for Monaco as Alvaro Morata lurked in wait for Arturo Vidal's low cross.

Both side biding their time and only committing numbers forward when they think the opposition defence looks stretched and it is worth the gamble.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Juventus are working hard off the ball, Arturo Vidal just would not allow Joao Moutinho to settle on the ball, eventually picking the Monaco playmaker's pocket as he tries to get a counter-attack up and running.

SUBSTITUTION

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Andrea Pirlo
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Andrea Pirlo's race is run. The 35-year-old trots to the sidelines and it is probably about as hurried as he has looked all evening.

Andrea Barzagli is on in his place.

CLOSE!

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Supersub Berba? Very, very nearly.

Dimitar Berbatov gets up highest at a corner, but he can't quite get up high enough to get over the top of the ball.

His header slips over the top from no more than seven yards.

SUBSTITUTION

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Monaco break the emergency glass and bring on Dimitar Berbatov. Andrea Raggi, the Principality side's skipper, is the man to make way.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Juventus Stadium
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This was the scene before kick-off tonight by the way.

They tend to do things a little lower-key back in Monaco.

Monaco fans
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Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Alvaro Morata takes up the invitation to shoot from 25 yards but that is wayward, streaking into the advertising hoardings behind the Monaco goal.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

More classy stuff from Geoffrey Kondogbia - who was linked to Arsenal last summer.

He bring the ball out of defence, keeping the ball out of the reach of a mob of Juventus terriers with his long legs ensuring that he always gets the first touch ahead of the Italians.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Not many Geoffreys in top-level football.

We should have a few more if Kondogbia is anything to go by.

The Monaco anchorman covers midfield like a rash and he shows he is not afraid to have a dig either, catching one sweet from 25 yards that Gianluigi Buffon had to get a firm palm up to.

Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Do Juventus go and look for second?

Do Monaco now need an away goal?

Or will both teams take this scoreline as it is?

It is a poser. Half an hour to work out the conundrum...

GOAL

Juventus 1-0 Monaco - Arturo Vidal (pen)

Arturo Vidal
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Stick the whole goalkeepers' union in between the sticks and they wouldn't have kept that one out.

Arturo Vidal finds the very toppest corneriest bit of the top corner with a slam of the sidefoot.

Danijel Subasic rendered irrelevant.

PENALTY TO JUVENTUS

Ricardo Carvalho clips the heels of Alvaro Morata after getting caught out by Andrea Pirlo's precise pass. It could have been red but he escapes with yellow.

Arturo Vidal with the penalty...

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Monaco bring on Bernardo Silva for Nabil Dirar and the substitute has a clear sight of goal as Monaco break at pace though Danijel Subasic's mammoth throw out toward halfway.

Silva slashed his shot into the sidenetting and Gianluigi Buffon had it covered.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

And a pretty similar chance at the other end as Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci gets a glance when he needed something a little more definite in the Monaco box.

The ball flies wide and Danijel Subasic would have been struggling had it been on target.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Andrea Raggi, up from the back, heads over the top from an early Monaco corner.

He was tethered to the ground by several Juventus defenders though who had fistfuls of his shirt.

Just subtle enough though to keep referee Pavel Kralovec quiet.

KICK-OFF

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

We are back up and running.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

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We got stats.

Juventus and Monaco stats
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Monaco rolling with the punches and keeping the clean sheet that they arrived with.

Interestingly the two teams registered the same shots stats - each with eight attempts on goal, two of which were on target.

HALF-TIME

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

WHAT A MISS!

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Two magical touches and one absolute shocker.

Carlos Tevez curls a lovely pass in to Arturo Vidal off the outside of his boot.

The Chile international kills the ball doornail dead with his first touch, but his second is a terrible scoop over the bar with just the goalkeeper to beat.

He was leaning so far back you could have slipped a deckchair underneath him.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Patrice Evra has them scurrying for cover up Row Z as he humps a shot well, well over from 20 yards.

That was sat nicely for him and, with a clutch of defenders between him and goal, even a scuffer might have found its way past unsighted Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Giorgio Chiellini is creaking a bit.

The 30-year-old finds himself isolated against Anthony Martial and is very short in the pace department.

Chiellini makes up for it with wiles though, leaning into the Monaco striker and easing him off the ball as he attempts to skirt round and through on goal.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

It has been a see-sawing opening half hour, but we seems to have hit some sort of equilibrium.

Monaco holding their shape with the discipline and concentration of the Red Arrows. Juventus failing to move the ball about with enough pace to fluster their opponents.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Arturo Vidal
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Marchisio-Pirlo-Vidal. That is how Juventus look in the middle of the park tonight. And they still have Paul Pogba to come back in.

Some quality.

The home midfielders are sharpening their sights with Vidal and Marchisio both rifling long-rangers narrowly over the top.

Are Monaco going to be happy to let them keep chancing their arm from 25 yards+? They are sitting off on the edge of the area.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Carlos Tevez
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Juventus are getting back in the groove.

Arturo Vidal sends a driven shot whistling over the top before Carlos Tevez duffs a side-foot volley into the turf after a lovely sweeping cross from Claudio Marchisio picked him out at the far post.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Stephan Lichtsteiner
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Some nice Photoshop work from the Juve fans.

Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is mocked up as one of the Swiss Guard - who are kind of like Beefeaters, but in the Vatican.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

More Monaco pressure.

Maybe he is unsighted by the players leaping in front of him, but defender Layvin Kurzawa should have done better with a free header from 10 yards out. The ball skids off his forehead and wide as he gets his timing all wrong.

Monaco could have had at least one of those precious away goals and the Juventus faithful are grumbling and mumbling.

Juventus 0-0 Monaco

Joao Moutinho has a little punt at goal from 25 yards, but he wants it back as soon as the ball leaves his foot.

An ugly little trundler that meanders its way past the post with Gianluigi Buffon untroubled.