3 things that went right for Real Madrid against Juventus

  • 3 things that went right for Real Madrid against Juventus

3 things that went right for Real Madrid against Juventus

But Madrid were given a last-gasp penalty when Mehdi Benatia bumped into Lucas Vazquez inside Juventus' area.

In a dramatic match, Juventus had come back to 3-3 in the tie following their 3-0 first-leg defeat, but Ronaldo says Juve's protests, which saw Gianluigi Buffon sent off, were unfounded. The Madrid crowd at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium gave Buffon a standing ovation as he left the field.

"Thanks to God I scored and we went through". "It's a shame it ends like this". However, in the first period, forward Joaquin Correa and Julian Escudero both missed good opportunities to put the Spaniards back in the tie. The former French worldwide admitted that he was taken by surprise by his opponents' rapid start to the match, but that his side showed great character in digging deep and pulling out a dramatic late goal to seal the precious victory. He added to the lead with another header before halftime, and Blaise Matuidi scored the third early in the second half after a blunder by Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Ronaldo, the Ballon d'Or holder, proved himself to be the best once again, stepping up under the most intense pressure to send his team through.

While Juventus players raged at the awarding of the penalty, Marca's front page simply reads "It was a penalty!", with a picture of Medhi Benatia appearing to push Lucas Vazquez from behind. Juventus players stormed toward English referee Michael Oliver, who apparently had help from his behind-the-goal assistant to make the call.

Ronaldo, from a similar position from where Mandzukic score his second, failed to find the target with five minutes remaining in normal time.

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"What happened to Barcelona wasn't going to happen to us because we're Real Madrid".

Click through the gallery above to see images from Real & Juve's match this week.

Trailing 3-0, Juventus needed a positive start to get back into the tie and Mandzukic gave the Bianconeri the ideal start by heading home Sami Khedira's lofted cross to the back post with 90 seconds played to make it 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate.

"There are no favorites in this stage", Madrid right back Dani Carvajal said.

Khedira tried his luck from distance on 25 minutes as the ball dropped into his path, but the German's first-time effort sailed high and wide of the goal.