Juve shouldn't be surprised by 'laughable' penalty - Chiellini
Apr 13 2018
Juventus almost pulled of the unthinkable with a wondrous comeback that left Madrid's spirits broken, coming back from 3-0 down on aggregate to level the tie which seemed to be going into extra-time.
On the hour-mark, the visitors drew level in the tie.
Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso was handed a one match suspension in 2014 when he celebrated Gareth Bale'sgoal in the Champions League final. If it is to be the 40-year-old's European farewell, it was a sad way to end.
The Bernabeu crowd nearly witnessed a remarkable comeback from Massimiliano Allegri's side but Roma did produce the spectacular comeback on Tuesday night against Barcelona.
"What happened to Barcelona wasn't going to happen to us because we're Real Madrid".
Ronaldo already has 14 goals in this year's tournament, three short of his best ever 17, which he posted when Real was crowned champion in 2014. This was a record-strecthing 11th consecutive Champions League game in which he has scored.
The high octane game saw Juventus with it all to do, after losing the first leg 3-0 at the Alianz Stadium.
Navas was mightily relieved moments later when a corner was flicked on at the near post by Khedira and struck Mandzukic on the shin before rolling to the Costa Rican.
His second, eight minutes before half-time, was nearly a carbon copy. Stephan Lichtsteiner made the cross from the right side and Mandzukic beat Dani Carvajal to the ball.
In between, Real had dictated possession and created chances of their own, but Buffon was in imperious form.
When Real's penalty was given in stoppage time, the match was delayed for a few minutes as tempers frayed, during which time Ramos was shown in heated conversation with Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri. Casemiro also made way as Marco Asensio and Vazquez came on. The tie looked to be heading for extra-time.
Questions will linger if the penalty awarded to Lucas Vazquez was correct or not - he certainly seemed to be nudged by Mehdi Benatia. Surrounded and disgracefully harassed by half a dozen or so menacing Juventus players, led by their talismanic captain, Oliver - 33 - stayed calm and correctly dismissed Gianluigi Buffon for his aggressive protests.