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Summary

  1. Higuain scores both from Alves assists
  2. Second leg in Turin on 9 May
  3. Monaco into Champions League semis for fourth time
  4. Juventus reached the final in five of their six previous semis
  5. Get involved #bbcfootball

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Three games, 10 goals. That's a pretty good return so far from this weekend's European football action.

Next up, Manchester United. They face Celta Vigo in their Europa League semi-final first leg tomorrow. Can they keep the goal train chugging along? Join us to find out.

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When's the second leg?

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The good thing for Monaco is they don't have to dwell on this defeat for long. The second leg is next Tuesday.

'We'll try everything'

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Monaco midfielder Fabinho: "They were better and deserved to win but we're going to try everything in the return match."

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Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini on BT Sport: "2-0 away is a important result. We are very happy with that. Sometimes we can do things better in the defensive phase and also with the ball.

"We have to congratulate Dani Alves and Gonzalo Higuain - sometimes we look to Gianluigi Buffon. We concede chances but when they come we have Gigi.

"If we arrive in the final we will approach it in a different way to two years ago."

'He looks like he's won a competition'

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker on BT Sport

Sometimes when you look at Gonzalo Higuain you think 'what's wrong with him?' He looks like he's won a competition.

But when he gets a head of steam up he looks good. Those chances for the goals, he's not had to think about them.

Is there any hope for Monaco?

In a word, no. Only two teams have ever overturned a home first-leg defeat in the Champions League era, and both only lost 0-1. Ajax beat Panathinaikos in the 1996 semi-finals when they won 3-0 away and Inter overcame Bayern in the last-16 in 2010 after winning 3-2 away.

The last time Juventus lost by two goals at home was in April 2013. 

It's a massive task for Monaco, but they've got plenty of goals in their side and a Monaco side with nothing to lose could be frightening.   

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'It isn't over'

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Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain: "I fight so hard for these moments. I'm delighted with the goals but this isn't over yet.

"Goals were not coming for me in this competition but I knew I just had to stay calm and keep working hard. We also wanted another clean sheet and we are delighted with the result.”

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Monaco fans were subdued - more so than usual - was it because they didn't know how to react to not seeing a goal for their side?

Not since November 2015 have Monaco failed to score at the Stade Louis II - 41 matches ago.

'A level (or two) above the Premier League'

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Rory Smith

Chief Soccer Correspondent for The New York Times

Juve play some absolutely brilliant football. 

The thing that strikes me in the Champions League is the standard of the European sides like Juve, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, is one, two levels above anything we have in the Premier League at the moment. 

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Will this be the year that Gianluigi Buffon finally becomes a Champions League winner? With 47 clean sheets in 106 Champions League appearances, he certainly deserves it.

Once again he was excellent tonight, denying Monaco from the couple of very good chances they had.

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It has now been over 600 minutes since Juventus last conceded a goal. 

I worry Gianluigi Buffon's back will go when he finally does have to collect the ball out of his own net.

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FULL-TIME

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All over and very much advantage Juventus going into the second leg.

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Stavros: No way Ronaldo will score a hat-trick against this defence and goalkeeper. Juventus are the definition of an organised team 

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Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker for 5 live Sport

It was quite an open game before that second goal but it has just knocked all the belief out of Monaco. 

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Up goes the fourth official's board... three additional minutes. 

Juventus are playing it safe now, holding the ball down by the corner flag.

CLOSE!

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Monaco get another free-kick in almost the exact same position as the one they had a few minutes earlier and Joao Moutinho delivers an even better ball. Valere Germain meets it and heads at goal but the excellent Gianluigi Buffon pushes the ball over his bar. Big save.

SUBSTITUTION

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Final change for Juventus as Miralem Pjanic is replaced by Mario Lemina for the final couple of minutes.

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... Joao Moutinho floats the ball in, fantastic free-kick, but it is just out of the reach of a diving Radamel Falcao.

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Monaco have a free-kick a couple of yards outside the area. Might be their last chance to set up a tense final few minutes...

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Juventus have kept quiet the usually deadly triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez and are on the verge of stubbing out the most potent attack in Europe. 

Could this be the year they go all the way?

Monaco are continuing to plug away, but the Juventus defence looks untroubled.

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Juventus make another change as Claudio Marchisio is replaced by the defence-minded Tomas Rincon for the final few minutes.

Monaco's final change sees Almamy Toure on for Bernardo Silva.

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Oooh, Giorgio Chiellini, you've got away with this one.

Nabil Dirar's cross should be easy pickings for the defender but it bounces off his heel and agonisingly just in front of and beyond Radamel Falcao.

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Thomashollern: Where's this boy Mbappe we have been hearing so much about? Needs to step up now and throw his team a lifeline 

Charles Endabertie: Juventus are holding a masterclass in old school football & it's working, as it should do!

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Miralem Pjanic misjudges a cross and allows a cross to go through him to Radamel Falcao. For a second, it looks like a real chance for the striker, but he control the ball with his arm and the referee blows for a foul.

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SUBSTITUTION

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There'll be no hat-trick for Gonzalo Higuain. He's replaced by on-loan Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado for the final quarter of an hour.

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Radamel Falcao is crowded out as he gets the ball at his feet from Fabinho right in front of goal.

Monaco are still plugging away, but time is increasingly against them.

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Strange atmosphere inside the Stade Louis II, very quiet. It doesn't feel like a Champions League semi-final at all. 

The Juventus fans are having a ball, though.

Who is the third best player in the world?

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker at Wembley for 5 live Sport

Gigi Buffon deserves the title of the third best player in the world (after Messi and Ronaldo). 

What a career he has had. What a professional he is and he is still playing to the highest possible standard at his age. 

YELLOW CARD

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Should Juventus be down to 10 men?

Giorgio Chiellini's elbow ends up in Radamel Falcao's face. Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz is straight over to brandish the yellow card at the Juventus defender. 

Chiellini can perhaps count himself lucky to still be on the pitch.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Double change for Monaco - they have to do something. On come Valere Germain and Joao Moutinho and off go Thomas Lemar and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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Kylian Mbappe drives a free-kick into the Juventus wall and immediately the Italians break. There's panic on the faces of the Monaco fans as a sweeping, cross-field pass finds Dani Alves on the edge but he tumbles after a challenge and the hosts clear.

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Monaco can only have themselves to blame for the situation they find themselves in. They have had their chances but failed to put them away.

They need to keep their heads. A goal would at least keep them in the tie. 

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Sit, soak, counter...

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If we look at the average positions players have taken up in the first hour of this fixture we see Monaco have pushed up more. Kylian Mbappe (29) has led the way but despite Juve sitting that bit deeper, they have hurt the hosts clinically. 

Higuain at the double

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Dani Alves and Gonzalo Higuain combine again to put Juventus well in control. 

This time, Alves lofts a cross in from the right, it seems to take an age and you can see what is coming from a mile away but the precision is perfect and there's nothing Monaco can do as Higuain stabs in from close range.

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