UEFA Champions League
3 April 2018
0 - 1
0 - 3
On aggregate
3 - 4
Allianz Stadium (Torino)


0 - 1
3' Cristiano Ronaldo (G) (assist by: Isco)
0 - 2
64' Cristiano Ronaldo (G) (assist by: Daniel Carvajal)
0 - 3
72' Marcelo (G) (assist by: Cristiano Ronaldo)


Minute   Description
Forgettable for Juventus, the complete opposite for Real Madrid. Ronaldo's second goal will undoubtably go down as one of his greatest ever. For me, it surpasses his ridiculous free-kick against Portsmouth during his Manchester United days. Zinedine Zidane's side on course for another semi-final trip.
Right up until the second goal, Juventus were actually the better side and will be baffled as to how they didn't score. A stand-out moment in the first half saw Gonzalo Higuain's fierce header saved by Keylor Navas, which proved to be decisive. Paulo Dybala's red card capped off a forgettable evening for the Italian giants.
FULL TIME! A quite incredible game in Turin, where Cristiano Ronaldo has once again been decisive. He took just a few minutes to open the scoring and Real Madrid were then second-best to Juventus for large periods. That was until a remarkable effort from the Ballon d'Or winner, which was then followed by Marcelo's effort. 3-0, tie surely over.
90'+3 MISS! Another glorious opportunity for Juventus, where Cuadrado pokes wide of the goal inside the area. Clearly not Juventus' night.
90'+2 Another hat-trick chance for Ronaldo, as Vazquez smashes a low ball across the area to the Portuguese ace and he smashes over the bar.
90'+1 TWO minutes of added time. The nightmare for Juventus is almost at a close.
90' SAVE! Ronaldo wants his hat-trick. Inside the box, he cuts onto his favoured right foot and forces Buffon into a save down low at the near post.
88' A late yellow card for Kovacic as he lunges in on Higuain, missing the ball and crunching the Argentine.
OFF THE BAR! Real Madrid aren't finished. The Spanish giants patiently wait for their chance as they play the ball around to find an opening, with Ronaldo laying the ball off to Kovacic and the substitute cannons an effort off the woodwork.
87' Juventus poised for their first defeat of 2018 and, more significantly, their first loss at home in Europe for 27 games. The last side to visit Turin and win against the Old Lady was Bayern Munich back in 2013.
85' MISS! In for the hat-trick after another defensive mishap from Chiellini and Ronaldo clips an effort over Buffon and over the bar.
84' Real Madrid cruising now, the stuffing well and truly knocked out of Juventus.
82' A substitute that's likely to spark speculation in the British press. Bale remains on the bench as Kovacic becomes the final change for Real Madrid, replacing Modric.
81' It almost seems unfair that Real Madrid get two-legs to beat sides over in the Champions League. With the way Zidane's side play in Europe, they'd probably emerge victorious over two minutes.
79' Poor old Juventus. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Two Champions League final defeats in recent years and they're now being torn apart by the defending champions.
77' With Real Madrid now three goals to the good, Ramos' yellow card and absence for the second-leg almost looks planned. He'll be back for the semi-finals, where Los Blancos will surely be competing.
75' Meanwhile, Real Madrid make another change. Isco's assist in the opening minutes paved the way for the victory and he earns a rest, replaced by Asensio.
Final change for Juventus, who need a miracle and then more. Khedira makes way for Cuadrado.
72' Two goals, one assist for Ronaldo. Lionel Messi was the man of the moment at the weekend but all the talk orientates around the Portuguese ace once again.
GOAL! It's three! Real Madrid have one foot in the semi-finals. Marcelo plays a one-two with Ronaldo, flicking the ball over Buffon as he charges off his line, then tapping home into the empty net.
71' Hat-trick chance for Ronaldo, who cuts inside and smashes a shot high and wide. What a waste. I think he'll escape criticism though.
70' Cristiano Ronaldo's 22nd goal in the Champions League quarter-finals, more than Juventus at this stage of Europe's elite competition. Remarkable.
69' The second change for Juventus is more surprising, as Douglas Costa is replaced by Matuidi.
Here's the changes, with Juventus needing a massive turnaround. Asamoah is sacrificed, making way for Mandzukic.
68' The whole attack started with a Juventus mistake, conceding possession to Ronaldo. He crossed into the area, Buffon was forced to make a diving save, but there was no plan to stop something like that.
Seriously, find a TV screen now. Take a look at that goal. Unreal.
66' RED CARD! It's all falling apart from Juventus! Dybala flies into a challenge with Carvajal with a very high boot, catching the defender and earning a second yellow card.
65' Echoes of Ronaldinho in his prime getting a standing ovation from the Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ridiculous.
64' What a cross from Carvajal. What a goal from Ronaldo. The entire stadium is stunned.
WHAT A GOAL! He's done it again! Ronaldo earning a round of applause from the Juventus fans. Carvajal clips a cross into the area, where Ronaldo meets the ball with an overhead kick. Unbelievable!
63' Juventus getting towards the stage where they need a Plan B. With Cuadrado and Mandzukic amongst the contingent on the bench, they certainly have options.
61' An hour gone in Turin and it still remains extremely difficult to predict. I don't envy my colleagues on match report duty, as the game could change in the blink of an eye.
59' First change of the game and Benzema is taken off. I genuinely forgot he was even playing, so it's not surprising to see him make way. On comes Lucas Vazquez.
58' Juventus back into their stride, dominating the tempo of the game, but they still lack the cutting edge in the final third. You sense a goal is coming.
56' Dybala territory once again and it takes a wicked deflection off Ronaldo, looping up into the air but dropping just wide of the post. Navas had committed the other way, so it's a huge relief for the visitors.
55' A crucial yellow card, as Ramos fouls Dybala. It's a free-kick in a dangerous position but, perhaps more significantly, the Real Madrid skipper will miss the second-leg.
54' All quite well behaved in Turin this evening but the game certainly has a bite to it. It seems like just one incident could blow ignite a fire.
52' Another dangerous free-kick is lofted into the penalty box by Dybala, where Navas clatters into Ramos. Real Madrid won't want to lose their skipper and fortunately he seems to be ok.
50' CLOSE! Benzema cuts his way inside the defence, seemingly poised to shoot, but it instead breaks for Ronaldo. He fizzes a low drive across the face of goal, which narrowly scrapes past the far post.
49' Real Madrid showing a bit more intent in the early exchanges since the break but we await the first sight of goal this half.
45' KICK-OFF! Back underway at the Allianz Arena, where Juventus get us started and now attack to the right. Surely they need at least one goal to stay in the tie!
Juventus were caught napping in the opening minutes but have responded brilliantly to falling behind. Higuain was unfortunate to not net an equalising goal, prevented by Navas' heroics, and the movement in the attacking third has been fantastically. However, the final ball has been lacking.
Ronaldo the difference, Ronaldo getting the headlines. To be fair though, you'd expect him to finish from there. Credit needs to go to Isco for the assist but the stand-out moment from that half, for me at least, was Keylor Navas' stunning save to deny Gonzalo Higuain's header.
HALF TIME! That flew by! Juventus have been the better side but Cristiano Ronaldo's very early goal is the difference at the Allianz Stadium. Toni Kroos did strike a ferocious effort off the bar but Los Blancos have been largely quiet since taking the lead.
45' Dive! Dybala tumbles to the ground under pressure from Casemiro and is booked for a dramatic fall. Rather unnecessary to say the least.
44' Handball!? No says the referee. Chiellini flicks a header on and it strikes the aim of Casemiro, who's flying through the air behind him. Correct call from the officials.
Dybala fouled outside the box, giving Juventus a free-kick in a very dangerous area. The Argentine steps up and strikes it straight into the wall.
42' I really, really hope the break doesn't take the sting out of this game. It's been a feast for the eyes!
40' The game is certainly living up to it's hype. A goal, a stunning save, a strike that hits the woodwork. The ultimate Champions League bingo card is almost complete, we just need a penalty and a sending off.
38' WHAT A MISS! Corner for Juventus is taken by Dybala and finds Chiellini, who heads into the ground. A wasted opportunity and Varane crucially put the ball behind for another corner, which comes to nothing.
36' OFF THE BAR! What a strike from Kroos! The ball finds it's way to the German ace on the edge of the area and that hit was unstoppable. Thankfully for the hosts, it cannons off the woodwork.
34' CLOSE! De Sciglio skips forward and drives a wayward effort towards goal but Dybala slides in, almost finding a decisive touch. Juventus are banging on the door.
32' Asamoah does well defensively to track the run of his fellow full-back Carvajal, who burst into the box, and the Spaniard is down holding his face. The home support aren't happy with that at all as there really wasn't too much in that.
30' Allegri will certainly be happy with his side's response but they'll need to show a bit more craft in attacking areas to overcome their opposition. It's all gone swimmingly for them right up until they break into the final third.
28' Real Madrid have been disappointing since taking the lead and have certainly taken their foot off the gas. Given the way Juventus have responded, that's unlikely to sit well with Zidane.
26' First yellow card of the game goes to Bentancur, who will now miss the second-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
23' WHAT A SAVE! Higuain wins a free-kick on the left, which is fired into the middle by Dybala. He finds his compatriot and Higuain gets a solid head to the ball but is denied by a spectacular save from Navas.
21' Yet another decent move for Juventus with Douglas Costa, Higuain and Dybala all involved but the final ball isn't quite breaking for them so far. Allegri will be pleased with the response from his side though.
19' Corner for Real Madrid, which Isco plays short to Marcelo but the Brazilian quickly loses the ball.
17' Not seen much from Benzema so far this evening which, given his record this season, isn't at all surprising. I watched him at the weekend against Las Palmas and he was largely terrible despite scoring a penalty.
15' Juve may trail to an early goal but they're certainly still in this tie. They've had the better moves since conceding to Ronaldo, with Real Madrid not doing too much to potentially extend their lead.
13' Juventus again break, with Higuain finding spaceand playing a decent ball in the middle to Bentancur. However, his shot is easilt headed away by Ramos.
10' Juventus have responded well to falling behind, with Higuain beating the defence of his former employers but quickly being closed down. It's promising to see the hosts' Argentine duo in attack finding some room.
8' Ronaldo is the first player in the history of the tournament to score in 10 consecutive games in the competition. He's now scored 21 goals in the Champions League quarter-finals, the same amount as Juventus.
6' Huge tackle from Ramos, who slid across to block Dybala's shot after the Argentine played a quick one-two to break into the area. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
5' Chiellini was quoted yesterday as saying Juventus know they can't stop Ronaldo. Well, Allegri would have hoped his side would at least try. Woeful defending from the Old Lady who looked, funnily enough, like an elderly woman.
3' Isco ahead of Bale was the big news when the teams were selected. It's taken less than three minutes for the Spaniard to show his worth.
GOAL! That didn't take long! Ronaldo nets his 13th Champions League goal of the season, silencing the home crowd. Marcelo feeds through Isco on the left, who cuts back for the Portuguese ace to fire home with his right foot.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway at the Allianz Stadium for a rematch of last season's Champions League final. Real Madrid get us started, kicking to the right in the first half.
Real Madrid bench: Kiko Casilla, Jesus Vallejo, Gareth Bale, Theo Hernandez, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Mateo Kovacic.
Juventus bench: Wojciech Szczesny, Juan Cuadrado, Claudio Marchisio, Blaise Matuidi, Mario Mandzukic, Daniele Rugani, Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro; Modric, Kroos, Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema.
Juventus starting XI: Buffon, De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Costa, Bentancur, Khedira, Asamoah; Higuain, Dybala.
Hello and welcome to our live commentary of the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg clash between Juventus and Real Madrid.


G. Buffon
K. Navas
M. De Sciglio
Daniel Carvajal
G. Chiellini
Sergio Ramos
R. Varane
S. Khedira
Cristiano Ronaldo
T. Kroos
K. Benzema
G. Higuaín
L. Modrić
P. Dybala
Douglas Costa
Alex Sandro
A. Barzagli
K. Asamoah
R. Bentancur

Additional info

C. Çakιr
B. Duran
Fourth official
M. Eyisoy

Match Stats

Juventus Real Madrid
38 Attacks (Dangerous) 37
5 Corners 6
14 Fouls 15
15 Free Kicks 15
12 Goal Kicks 8
1 Offsides 0
2 Shots (blocked) 0
8 Shots (off target) 6
4 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 2
6 Throw Ins 14

Serie A table

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La Liga table

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Allianz Stadium

Allianz Stadium