Champions League - Quarter-Finals - 1st Leg
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Juventus 1-0 Monaco

Arturo Vidal
Vidal scored his first Juventus goal since 11 January to clinch victory
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  • Monaco boss unhappy with penalty award

Juventus will take a narrow lead to Monaco for their Champions League last-eight second leg after Arturo Vidal's penalty split the sides in Turin.

Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco wasted a clear opening for the visitors before Carlos Tevez fluffed a volley for Juve.

Vidal, who had blazed over just before the break, then blasted home an emphatic penalty following Ricardo Carvalho's trip on Alvaro Morata.

Dimitar Berbatov headed just over but Monaco were mostly kept at bay.

Leonardo Jardim, the Principality side's manager, claimed that the result was a "big injustice" with the decisive spot-kick "inexistent".

First goal is the sweetest
Arturo Vidal scoring the tie's opening goal bodes well for Juventus.
Fifty-nine of the 80 teams who have won Champions League quarter-finals scored the tie's first goal.

Repeated viewings suggested Carvalho tripped Morata fractionally outside the penalty area, but it would be hard to blame referee Pavel Kralovec on such a marginal call.

Juventus might also have argued that as the last defender, Carvalho was fortunate to see only yellow for the foul.

Monaco had enough chances to return home level, regardless of the official's decision.

In the first 10 minutes Ferreira-Carrasco was put through by Anthony Martial but contrived to shot straight at Gianluigi Buffon with space yawning on either side of the Juventus goalkeeper.

Likewise, Buffon would have been helpless had Berbatov kept his late header down and the Italy keeper had to be alert to turn over the impressive Geoffrey Kondogbia's stinging drive.

However, Juventus also missed chances to build a bigger advantage with Vidal, Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata all wasteful in front of goal.

Monaco have conceded only eight goals in their nine Champions League matches so far this season, but they will need more than stout defence to wrest the tie back in their favour when the teams meet again on 22 April.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri: "It was a good result. Not conceding a goal at home gives us a small advantage. Monaco are a very-well organised team."

Alvaro Morata tripped by Ricardo Carvalho
Ricardo Carvalho (left) played for Chelsea for six seasons between 2004 and 2010
Referee Pavel Kralovec
Referee Pavel Kralovec also took charge of England's 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Lithuania in March
Arturo Vidal leads Juventus celebrations
Juventus are 12 points clear at the top of Serie A

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33Evra
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21PirloSubstituted forBarzagliat 74'minutes
  • 23Vidal
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forSturaroat 87'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forMatriat 83'minutes
  • 10Tévez

Substitutes

  • 7Pepe
  • 14Llorente
  • 15Barzagli
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Storari
  • 32Matri

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 24RaggiSubstituted forBerbatovat 71'minutes
  • 6CarvalhoBooked at 55mins
  • 5Abdennour
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 2Fabinho
  • 22Kondogbia
  • 7DirarSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 51'minutes
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 17Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 23MartialSubstituted forde Carvalhoat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Berbatov
  • 12de Carvalho
  • 13Fortuna dos Santos
  • 15Bernardo Silva
  • 16Stekelenburg
  • 18Germain
  • 21Echiéjilé
Referee:
Pavel Kralovec
Attendance:
40,801

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 1, Monaco 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Monaco 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli tries a through ball, but Alessandro Matri is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Alessandro Matri (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aymen Abdennour (Monaco).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Bernardo Silva (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Juventus).

  11. Post update

    Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Stefano Sturaro replaces Roberto Pereyra.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Matheus Carvalho replaces Anthony Martial.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra with a headed pass following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Aymen Abdennour.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Ricardo Carvalho.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Roberto Pereyra.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Alessandro Matri replaces Álvaro Morata.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid64111431113
2Juventus631274310
3Olympiakos63031013-39
4Malmö FF6105415-113

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid66001621418
2FC Basel621378-17
3Liverpool612359-45
4Ludogorets6114514-94

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco632141311
2B Leverkusen631274310
3Zenit St Petersburg621346-27
4Benfica612326-45

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund64111441013
2Arsenal6411158713
3Anderlecht6132810-26
4Galatasaray6015419-151

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich65011641215
2Man City62229818
3Roma6123814-65
4CSKA Moscow6123613-75

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona65011551015
2PSG6411107313
3Ajax6123810-25
4Apoel Nicosia6015112-111

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea64201731414
2Schalke6222914-58
3Sporting6213121207
4NK Maribor6033413-93

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto64201641214
2Shakhtar Donetsk6231154119
3Ath Bilbao621356-17
4BATE Borisov6105224-223
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