Champions League - Semi-Finals - 2nd Leg
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By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport
Alvaro Morato scores against his former club Real Madrid
Juventus have reached their first Champions League final since 2003

Juventus will meet Barcelona in the Champions League final after Alvaro Morata scored against his former club to knock holders Real Madrid out.

Real trailed 2-1 from the first leg but levelled on aggregate through Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty after James Rodriguez was caught by Giorgio Chiellini.

A first 'El Clasico' final looked on the cards until Morata fired into the ground and past Iker Casillas.

Gareth Bale and Rodriguez went close but Juventus held on.

While Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri will deservedly win praise for leading the Italians to their first Champions League final since 2003 in his first season in charge, questions are likely to be raised about the future of Real manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Trailing Barcelona by four points in the Spanish title race, Real face ending the season with only the Fifa Club World Cup.external-link and Uefa Super Cup.

And it was a player Ancelotti - who managed Juve from 1999-2001 - allowed to leave who ended his hopes of retaining the title they won in Lisbon last season.

Morata, who also scored in the first leg, again refused to celebrate after his 57th-minute goal proved decisive.

Real Madrid v Juventus
Juventus lost to Atletico Madrid and Olympiakos in the group stages of this season's Champions League

It came after a half clearance by Casillas, Paul Pogba using his height and strength to help tee up a chance which Morata buried into the far corner.

Bale missed two chances to send the tie into extra time, one from close range which he headed over, while Rodriguez went close from distance.

Yet the Italian champions missed a huge chance of their own to win on the night when Claudio Marchisio was thwarted by Casillas when he only had the keeper to beat.

It had started so well for Real, Ronaldo netting from the penalty spot after Chiellini had caught the back of Colombia forward Rodriguez's leg in the 22nd minute - a strike which drew him level with Barcelona's Lionel Messi on 77 goals in the all-time Champions League top scorers' list.external-link

The hosts were on top as Ronaldo's first-time shot flew into the side netting five minutes before the interval after he was set up by Bale, while Gianluigi Buffon kept out Karim Benzema with a one-handed save.

But Real's season fell apart in the second half, Juventus's character shining through.

It means Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is likely to face Chiellini in the final, their first meeting since the Uruguay international was banned for biting the Italy defender at the World Cup in Brazil last summer.

Big crowds gathered outside the Bernabeu before kick off to greet the Real Madrid team coach
Thousands of Real fans lined the streets outside the Bernabeu before kick-off to greet the team coach
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the penalty spot against Juventus in the Champions League semi-final
Ronaldo has now scored nine penalties in the Champions League - one more than Lionel Messi
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Juventus goal hero Alvaro Morata (second right) made an appearance as a substitute for Real Madrid in last season's Champions League final
Real Madrid v Juventus
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played the last time the Turin club reached the Champions League final in 2003

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 23IscoBooked at 32mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 10RodríguezBooked at 44mins
  • 11Bale
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forHernándezat 67'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 3Pepe
  • 5da Silva Coentrão
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 24Illarramendi

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 76mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33Evra
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21PirloSubstituted forBarzagliat 79'minutes
  • 23Vidal
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forPereyraat 89'minutes
  • 10TévezBooked at 70mins
  • 9MorataSubstituted forLlorenteat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Coman
  • 14Llorente
  • 15Barzagli
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Storari
  • 37Pereyra
Referee:
Jonas Eriksson
Attendance:
78,153

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home23
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 1, Juventus 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 1, Juventus 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Roberto Pereyra replaces Paul Pogba.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Fernando Llorente replaces Álvaro Morata.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isco with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Arturo Vidal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli replaces Andrea Pirlo.

  19. Booking

    Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.