Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
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REACTION: Juventus players 'furious', confronted Real Madrid stars and officials

REACTION: Juventus players 'furious', confronted Real Madrid stars and officials

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.

Referee Michael Oliver found himself in a sea of yellow shirts and sent Gianluigi Buffon off before the spot kick was even taken by Ronaldo, who converted it, of course.

The pair did not live up to the expectations until Lucas Vazquez won the penalty for Madrid in added time which was expertly scored by the top scorer in the history of the champion's league, Cristiano Ronaldo.

That deficit made Wednesday's return leg seem like an impossible task for Juventus but they got off to the flawless start when Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring with a header two minutes into the match.

Giorgio Chiellini said it "shouldn't be surprising" Real Madrid beat Juventus with a soft penalty, because "Bayern Munich went through it previous year".

The goal sent Real into the semi-finals for a record-extending eighth year in a row.


Having been handed a one-match ban for yellow card accumulation, Ramos was forced to sit out the second leg of a heavyweight clash with Juventus.

Through a combination of injuries and the excellent form of other Madrid players such as Isco and Marco Asensio, Bale has lost his place as a guaranteed starter over the past year and a half.

Wojciech Szczesny came on but the Pole could do little to prevent Ronaldo from scoring the deciding goal, which saw Real go ahead 4-3 on aggregate, with bare seconds left in the tie.

"Both sides would've deserved that I think".

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

Mario Mandzukic scored twice in the first half before Blaise Matuidi scored another goal after the break to wipe out Madrid's three-goal advantage from the first leg. Not about the penalty because that's down to interpretation, for me it is and the referee gave it, but the stuff about the robbery. We knew that we'd have to dig in against a side that put in a great performance and that press high up the pitch.

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