Real Madrid 1 v Juventus 3 - story of the match

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Madrid had won 3-0 in the first leg in Turin last week, when Ronaldo scored one of his two goals with an fantastic overhead kick.

While the changes resulted in more possession for the hosts, the Bernabeu remained on edge and the apprehension was borne out at the hour mark, as a Navas blunder set up Blaise Matuidi to level the aggregate score at 3-3.

Juve goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon angrily protested the decision before he was sent off for the first time of his storied career in the Champions League.

The injury time penalty ensured the tie ended with fitting drama, Ronaldo beating substitute keeper Szczesny from the spot after Buffon was sent off when his protests at the spot-kick became too heated for referee Oliver.

Real, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Roma are through to the semi-finals of the tournament, with the draw therefor taking place on Friday.

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The newly-crowned German champions, who had won their previous two home matches at Allianz Arena 6-0, came under the cosh as Joaquin Correa hit the crossbar with a header and Pablo Sarabia squandered a glorious chance for the visitors.

It is no surprise that Real Madrid are through to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League for the eighth consecutive time. We're in the semi-finals and we're happy with that.

"Real Madrid could have scored more goals today, but Juventus and Buffon were great".

"For the penalty, my heart was beating hard, but I tried to stay calm".

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The match looked destined for extra time until the referee's penalty decision. Juventus players stormed toward English referee Michael Oliver, who apparently had help from his behind-the-goal assistant to make the call.

Then it was Real Madrid's turn to attack, as Gareth Bale came close to answering with what would have been an incredible backheel goal.

AS admitted the European champions went from "the panic to the semi-finals", while Marca simply believed: "It was a penalty".

Only four days earlier, Juventus had benefitted from two penalties - the second after Juve forward Gonzalo Higuain's legs crumpled without any apparent contact from his marker - to win 4-2 at Benevento in Serie A.

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