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What we have tonight is an absolute DRAMA in the Champions League! Juventus who were 3-0 down in the first leg showed class as they leveled the score to 3-3 within just 60 minutes, but it was Cristiano Ronaldo who stood out at last as Real Madrid’s star Man scored late penalty to save his team and finally Real Madrid reached the semifinal! Juventus bid farewell to the Champions League with HEADS HELD HIGH!
Just as it looked as though the Real Madrid v Juventus game would be heading for extra time, Los Blancos were awarded a penalty and Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t understand why Juve complained about it.
Gigi Buffon said the referee was completely out of his depth in Real Madrid-Juventus and should “sit in the stands eating crisps.”
German giants make Champions League semi-finals a for sixth time in seven years after Joaquin Correa is sent off late on.
The Manchester City boss was sent from the bench during the European tie after confronting officials at half time
OFFICIAL: Harry Kane has been awarded Tottenham Hotspur’s second goal in their 2-1 win against Stoke City on Saturday, after the club and player successfully appealed to the Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Appeals Panel.
WHAT THEY SAY
Real Madrid managed to go through to the Champions League semi-finals, but they almost let a three-goal lead slip away just as Barcelona had done the night before.
Max Allegri believes referees cost Juventus the Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid in both legs. “We deserved extra time.”
The Madrid boss felt for the opposition goalkeeper after the veteran was sent off for protesting a penalty on Wednesday
Tottenham’s second goal against Stoke City was initially credited to Christian Eriksen but the England striker’s appeal has proved successful
Michael Oliver, only promoted to the elite group of officials in January, justified the decision with some very strong but correct refereeing in the Bernabeu.
THESE THINGS HAPPEN
Real Madrid and Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final clash ended in dramatic fashion and tensions were high as players returned to the dressing rooms, so much so that there were clashes in the tunnel.
Cristiano Ronaldo has added yet another astonishing goal-scoring record to his remarkable collection of statistics after netting against Juventus in the Champions League.
An operation will be carried out on one of Ivan Rakitic’s fingers this Wednesday afternoon, as the Croatian midfielder hopes to be recovered in time to play in the Copa del Rey final on April 21.
Though he was thousands of miles away in Bavaria, Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal watched Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty on a live feed from the Allianz Arena, and reacted with a throwing up of his hands.
The 2017/18 Champions League will be won by one of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Roma or Liverpool.
ANALYSIS & OPINIONS
Barcelona’s humiliating Champions League exit was dubbed ‘The fall of Rome’ by one Spanish paper dubbed. Another, more brutally, ran the headline: ‘Failure without excuses’.
A dramatic evening of Champions League football saw Real Madrid scrape into the semi-finals with a stoppage time penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Atletico Madrid are ready to offer Antoine Griezmann a huge new contract worth €20million per year (£17.5m) in an attempt to keep him away from Barcelona’s clutches this summer.
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