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Mike Henson

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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

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    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.

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    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.


    Juventus 1-0 Monaco

    Three minutes of time added on.

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    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.


    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.

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    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.

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    Juventus 1-0 Monaco

    Gianluigi Buffon

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

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    Juventus 1-0 Monaco

    Anthony Martial forces a corner for Monaco...

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    Juventus 1-0 Monaco

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

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    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.

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    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.


    Juventus 1-0 Monaco

    Andrea Pirlo

    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.

  15. 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.


    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.

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    Juventus 1-0 Monaco

    Juventus Stadium

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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...

  22. GOAL

    Juventus 1-0 Monaco - Arturo Vidal (pen)

    Arturo Vidal

    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.


    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  27. KICK-OFF

    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    We are back up and running.

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    You want stats?

    We got stats.

    Juventus and Monaco stats

    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.


    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

  30. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Arturo Vidal

    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.

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Carlos Tevez

    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.

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service Sport

    "Former Borussia Dortmund and Juventus midfielder Sunday Oliseh was in the stands when his two former clubs met in the last 16.

    Juve won the second leg 3-0 in Germany and Oliseh has been telling us how impressed he was by their performance.

    'This team is better tactically than they were under (Antonio) Conte," he said. "They switch formations with such ease."

    'I expect Juve to go into this game and not try to win it in the first 90 minutes. They'll be cautious and play compact, they won't risk allowing Monaco space like Arsenal did.'

    And Oliseh believes that the Italian champions will have a major advantage over the clubs that Monaco have surprised thus far in the competition.

    'Monaco plays an Italian style, they cage you up and give you the impression that you are better than them...then they hurt you.

    'When a team edges out Zenit and Benfica and tops their group, that tells you they are not bad.'"

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Low-scoring Monaco against wily Italian operators? You would be forgiven for thinking that this match would be a dud.

    It has not been so far though. It has been a crackling start to the game.

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Monaco bounce back off the ropes and onto the attack!

    Layvin Kurzawa cracks a fierce long-ranger over the top before the Juve defence crumbles and are let out of jail as Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco screws his shot straight at Gianluigi Buffon when he really should do better.

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    The Juventus banners are fluttering and the home fans are hollering.

    Their team are looking feisty in attack. Carlos Tevez warms the palms of Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic with a low effort. He didn't quite get hold of it cleanly, but I think it was still trundling into the far corner.

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Simon Boendermaker: Expecting a poor tie overall from Juve and Monaco, both sides will be content to sit on a lead as soon as they go ahead

  44. CLOSE!


    Andrea Pirlo lofts a lovely floaty throughball over a flat-footed Monaco rearguard and it is perfectly weighted for Alvaro Morata.

    The Spaniard's eyes light up, but he is a little over-eager, thumping a volley well over the top from a tight angle.

    He had time to take a touch...

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Juventus' front-pairing is an interesting. The squat muscular figure of Carlos Tevez busy bumping off defenders with the taller, lither Alvaro Morata running lines off him.

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    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Monaco have a little prod and probe in attack, but Anthony Martial has got his wires crossed and his attempted pass rolls tamely through for Gianluigi Buffon to stoop and gather.

  47. KICK-OFF

    Juventus 0-0 Monaco

    Up and running. Andrea Pirlo is already in his armchair, pinging passes and looking beardy.

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    Juventus v Monaco (19:45 BST)

    Juventus suffered a shock defeat at home to Parma last time out. They were resting up plenty of their big guns for this match.

    Coin toss done, ends swapped and we are ready to go.

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    Monaco fans

    Yep, John has already had his say on tonight's game.

    You can join the party on #bbcfootball, 81111 on texts from UK phones and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

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    BBC Sport's John Bennett on Twitter: Another chance to have a close look at Geoffrey Kondogbia in a big game situation. The 22 year-old has been exceptional for Monaco

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    OptaPaolo ‏on Twitter: 30 - Juventus starting XI is the 2nd oldest for the Bianconeri in their Champions League history (average age 30 years 64 days). Experience.

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    Juventus v Monaco (19:45 BST)

    The two of them come together tonight in the last eight of the Champions League.

    Kick-off is a ten minutes away and the teams have just landed on the doormat.

    Here you go:

    Juventus starting XI: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Pereyra, Tevez, Morata.

    Monaco starting XI: Subasic, Kurzawa, Carvalho, Abdennour, Raggi, Kondogbia, Fabinho, Moutinho, Dirar, Carrasco, Martial

  53. High-rollers, low scorers

    Dimitar Berbatov

    If you are looking for entertainment in Monaco on Champions League night, you would be better heading off with the high-rollers to the casino than Stade Louis II.

    Shorn of the likes of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez since last summer's clearout, Monaco have been keeping it clean and clinical in Europe.

    Their eight Champions League games so far this season have served up just 11 goals.

    Even Dimitar Berbatov has been tracking back.



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    Taking it to the Max

    Max Allegri

    Juventus, already nailed on for a fourth successive Serie A title, haven't been in a Champions League semi-final since 2003.

    That is only two years more recently than Leeds.

    It means they have also been waiting two years longer than PSV Eindhoven for another appearance in the last four.

    High time to change all that Max.