Juventus Stuns Real Madrid in Champions League SemifinalPublished May 14, 2015 by Amir G
Juventus triumphs over Real Madrid against all odds, securing their spot at the Champions League final against Barcelona next month in Berlin.
The Old Lady has done it! Juventus has managed to advance to the Champions League final on the expense of reigning champions Real Madrid, after winning 3-2 in aggregate in the semis.
Not another El Clasico
The magic took place at the packed Santiago Bernabeu last night where Juventus was the underdog despite an aggregate advantage. 74,500 fans came to watch Real Madrid defending its title and coming back from the 2-1 to give the world yet another Champions League that is also El Clasico.
It began well for Madrid when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty kick in the 23rd minute after Giorgio Chiellini gave James Rodriguez a bad tackle. This was an important moment for Ronaldo himself, as he marked his tenth goal in a Champions League semifinal, making him at odds with rival Lionel Messi who is now also matched with 77 Champions League goals.
While Juventus' players celebrated ecstatically, Morata himself contained himself, as it surely wasn't an easy moment for him – he was sold by Real Madrid to the Old Lady for $23 million last summer.
Gearing Up for the Final
With Real Madrid out of the way, football fans are up for an exciting final next month on June 6th in Berlin's Olympiastadion. Juventus will arrive to the game as an underdog against the magnificent Barcelona, but recent experiences teach us that everything is open. Messi and Neymar will try to break goalie and captain Gianluigi Buffon who has been dreaming of lifting the Champions League cup since the 2003 final loss against AC Milan in penalties.
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