Draw not enough for Real as Juventus advances to Champions League Final
Santino Honasan on May 14, 2015 11:53 PM
BACK WITH A VENGEANCE: Former Real striker Alvaro Morata delivered the final blow against his old club to send Juventus into the Final. (via AP Images)
Another conversion from Cristiano Ronaldo was not enough for Real Madrid as Juventus advances to the UEFA Champions League Final following a 3-2 win on aggregate.
With home field advantage and just a single goal margin to overcome, Real was the first club to strike, thanks to a 23rd minute penalty goal from Ronaldo, giving the home team a 1-0 lead and evening the score up on aggregate.
In the second half of action, it was a familiar face for Real fans that would ultimately deliver the final blow, as former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata came up big for the Italian visitors, scoring the equalizer in the 57th mark, and giving Juventus the lead back on aggregate.
Real could not muster up another goal as the match ended in a draw. As a result, the visitors unseated last year’s holders to set up a date with Barcelona in the final. Juventus makes it to the final match for the first time in 12 years.
In the previous times that Barca and Juve have faced off, the Catalans have taken two of the three ties. The two clubs most recently faced off in the 2002-2003 Champions League Quarterfinals, with Juventus winning 3-2 on aggregate.
The final takes place on Wednesday, June 6th (June 7th, Manila time) at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany.
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