Champions League - Semi-Finals - 1st Leg
Juventus2Real Madrid1

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid

Carlos Tevez
Carlos Tevez is the top-scorer in Serie A this season
  • Juventus aim for first final since 2003
  • Real have failed to win on last eight trips to Italian teams
  • Ronaldo scores 54th Real goal of season
  • Return leg on 13 May in Madrid

Juventus will travel to Real Madrid with a one-goal lead in their Champions League semi-final second leg after securing a deserved home victory.

Juve went ahead when Alvaro Morata slotted in against his old club after Carlos Tevez's effort was spilled.

Real levelled when Cristiano Ronaldo nodded in James Rodriguez's cross.

But the holders looked out of sorts and slipped behind again as Dani Carvajal tripped Tevez after the break and the Argentine dispatched the spot-kick.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri signalled his contentment with the scoreline as he brought on central defender Andrea Barzagli just after the hour and his side limited Real to a clutch of half chances.

Whether Juve's advantage is enough to survive the return leg at the Bernabeu is yet to be seen, but it was a result to relish for the noisy home support as captain Gianluigi Buffon led the celebrations at the final whistle.

Team over individual talent
Juventus made 27 passes in the build-up to Alvaro Morata's goal - a record in the Champions League this season.
Real's goal took Cristiano Ronaldo back ahead of Lionel Messi in the all-time Champions League top-scorer charts. The Portuguese has 76 goals in the tournament to Messi's 75.

Juventus have lost just once in 18 European matches at the redeveloped Juventus Stadium, but this victory, days after they clinched their fourth successive Serie A title, marks the headiest days since they left the Stadio delle Alpi.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti - whose position is subject to the usual end-of-season speculation in the Spanish capital - will know that his side will need to be better in both attack and defence to get through to the final.

Real looked powerless to resist Juve's early momentum and were picked apart even before falling behind.

Arturo Vidal had found a large gap in the visitors' rearguard in the opening minutes, but failed to get a shot off, before Tevez repeated the trick, but not the mistake.

Having shaken off marker Raphael Varane, the Argentina striker shot hard and low across Iker Casillas and the Real goalkeeper could only paw the ball into the path of Morata to finish from a couple of yards.

Even if they were collectively out of sorts though, Real's star-studded line-up always carries danger.

That threat was realised as Colombia international Rodriguez ghosted free of Patrice Evra and lifted a precise cross onto the head of Ronaldo as the Juve back four appealed in vain for an offside flag.

Rodriguez then headed against the bar from close range when he should have done better, but Juve's cohesion and determination wrestled back the initiative after the break.

Tevez coolly converted from 12 yards to put them back in front and his side could have been further clear had substitute Fernando Llorente showed more composure over two late chances.

Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini was booked for an injury-time foul on Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus Stadium
The most recent of Juventus's two European Cup triumphs came in 1996
Arturo Vidal and Alvaro Morata
Morata (right) chose not to celebrate his goal against his former club
Carlo Ancelotti
Real boss Carlo Ancelotti managed Juventus for two years between 1999 and 2001

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 19BonucciBooked at 5mins
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 90mins
  • 33Evra
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21Pirlo
  • 23VidalBooked at 56mins
  • 27SturaroSubstituted forBarzagliat 64'minutes
  • 10TévezBooked at 46minsSubstituted forPereyraat 86'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forLlorenteat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Pepe
  • 14Llorente
  • 15Barzagli
  • 20Padoin
  • 30Storari
  • 32Matri
  • 37Pereyra

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15CarvajalBooked at 75mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 2Varane
  • 12MarceloBooked at 57mins
  • 10RodríguezBooked at 85mins
  • 4Ramos
  • 8Kroos
  • 23IscoSubstituted forHernándezat 63'minutes
  • 11BaleSubstituted forRodríguez Ruizat 86'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 5da Silva Coentrão
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 16Borges
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 24Illarramendi
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
41,011

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home21
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 2, Real Madrid 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Real Madrid 1.

  3. Post update

    Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Juventus).

  5. Booking

    Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Gareth Bale.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Roberto Pereyra replaces Carlos Tévez.

  16. Booking

    James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Rodríguez (Real Madrid).

  18. Post update

    Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Pepe tries a through ball, but Javier Hernández is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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