UEFA Champions League Real Madrid vs. Juventus: Score and Grades from 2015 Champions League Semi-Final Matt Jones Featured Columnist May 13, 2015 Comments But Madrid sprung into life after conceding the goal. All rights reserved. Madrid had been preparing a defensive change; now they had to chase the game. Ronaldo and Toni Kroos both went close with efforts, thought the game started to slip away from the Spanish giants. The time to celebrate would come after that, if Juve could resist, and so they fought as white shirts poured towards them, defenders seemingly multiplying. The Football Collective captured the moment and celebration on social media: Carlos Tevez scores his 50th goal for Juve, 29 across all competitions this season #Tevez https://t.co/F6ABW8mchz. Juventus stunned Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg as Carlos Tevez inspired his team to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night at the Juventus Stadium. Álvaro Morata equalised against Real Madrid in the second half to take Juventus into the Champions League final 3-2 on aggregate Stefano Sturaro in a surprise tactical pick. Last modified on Wed 21 Feb 2018 07.47 EST. BBC Radio 5 Live's Pat Nevin also called the action as Morata scored, with the striker conflicted by the effort against his former team: Real's players were claiming for offside but the English officials have got that right. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Tevez had acres of space, and Alvaro Morata, the pain of trying not to celebrate was etched on his face. Madrid's growing presence in the game eventually manifested itself in an equaliser, as Ronaldo scored from close range in the 27th minute to level the match. Andrea Pirlo was withdrawn for Andrea Barzagli, Juventus shifting to three central defenders with 12 minutes left that promised to be long indeed. This is the right reward that they deserved, as it’s not easy to reach the Champions League semi-final and especially to play against Real Madrid. Tevez's industry and work were rewarded as the Argentinian drove into the box before firing a shot on goal. Juventus came out swinging, and caught Real Madrid off-balance in the first league of their Champions League semifinal tie. Real Madrid v Juventus: Champions League semi-final ... First published on Wed 13 May 2015 13.00 EDT. The Argentinian was a great player during his years in South America and the Premier League, but he has become more dangerous during his time in Turin. His replacement, Fernando Llorente, almost punished the Galacticos as they flooded forward. The Serie A champions take a precious one-goal advantage to the Bernabeu for the second leg, but Madrid have the vital away goal. He did not celebrate out of respect for the club that saw him grow into a player who will now play in his second consecutive European Cup final, one for each of these teams, and perhaps too because there was still much work to do. Prior to that strike, Morata had failed to score during all of April, as highlighted by WhoScored.com: Álvaro Morata: Morata's goal vs Real Madrid is his first for Juventus in all competitions since netting against Borussia Dortmund in March. “I would like to stay but I know very well how things are in football. It’s a shame, as we could’ve done better with the Llorente chance, but I’d have been happy beforehand to get a win over Real Madrid. And with the game ticking to its conclusion, Los Blancos dominated the ball as they hunted for an opening. Italy’s Old Lady is heading for Berlin to face Barcelona, the first time Juventus have reached the Champions League final since 2003. Juventus’s open approach and their imprecise passing suited Madrid, often confronted by space, not opponents. More than half an hour remained during which Juventus knew a Madrid goal would take it to extra time. http://t.co/Cdd8FXdtUm. As they did so, Juventus could have ended it, Casillas saving from Marchisio one-on-one. Official Website with news, photos, videos, live scores, results, and recap of the Champions League Real Madrid - Juventus on May 13 2015 Isco and Ronaldo hit the side-netting, Buffon caught a Karim Benzema header and then made an even sharper save, this time low at his near post. Massimiliano Allegri had warned his team they would face “95 long and interminable minutes” at the Santiago Bernabéu, and for much of a hot, noisy and nervous night it must have felt that way; but the reward at the end of it was huge. It was a difficult night for the Portuguese kingpin, but he still managed to convert his chance when given the opening. Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 37 goals since 2012/13 in the Champions League, at least 13 more than any player. Fernando Llorente, almost punished the Galacticos as they flooded forward. But the team bandaged him up, and he continued to play in order to preserve the victory. And while Madrid sought the goal, ideas were few. Álvaro Morata, who joined Madrid as a 16-year-old, struck the goal on 57 minutes. Real Madrid vs. Juventus 2015: Prediction, Team News, Preview For Champions League Semifinal First Leg Now we can prepare for a week and can fight it out in Madrid. “There was tension; they are an extraordinary team and it is not easy to contain them,” Allegri said. Bale put one wide before Ronaldo set up a cross from the left which the Welshman leapt to reach at the far post, just a couple of yards out. But the team bandaged him up, and he continued to play in order to preserve the victory. James smashed a header against the bar late in the first half in an opportunity he should have converted. Wed 13 May 2015 16.51 EDT Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was disappointed with his team's performance and defeat, but relieved Los Blancos gained a vital away goal, per RMadridHome: Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri was delighted when he spoke with Sky Sports Italia. The goal came in front of the south end where before the game a gigantic tarpaulin had depicted Alfredo Di Stéfano, the man who changed this club for ever when he arrived in 1953. Champions League 2015 Semifinal draw results: It's Juventus vs. Real Madrid New, 216 comments By Danny Penza @djp4cal Apr 24, 2015, 12:55pm CEST Giorgio Chiellini, who stopped much of Madrid's good attacking work, suffered a cut midway through the half. Madrid increased the pressure on their hosts, desperate to grab another equaliser, but the threat of a Juve breakaway was always present. He was pleased with the effort his team showed and believed his side were deserved winners, per Football-Italia.net: I am very happy with what the lads did. It appeared Juve were happy to allow Los Blancos territory, content to soak up the pressure and form counter-attacks, as described by football writer Michael Cox: Juve trying to tempt the Real press so they can knock balls over the midfield into the front two quickly. The heroic Giorgio Chiellini, who stopped much of Madrid's good attacking work, suffered a cut midway through the half. A mistake from Marcelo almost allowed Vidal to feed Morata inside the area and then Sergio Ramos bundled the Chilean over. Juventus took control from the opening minutes, pushing Real Madrid back and dictating the tempo of the match. Bleacher Report's Matteo Bonetti congratulated Tevez on his part in the goal: Goal all because of that rifle from Tevez. By Conor Dowley @c_dowley May 5, 2015, 4:38pm EDT Share this story But tonight isn’t about Real Madrid, it’s about Juventus. Juventus came out swinging, and caught Real Madrid off-balance in the first league of their Champions League semifinal tie. Juventus’s passing did not convince but there was a nervousness about Madrid now, as if they were suddenly aware of their vulnerability. It was a tale of two halves for the Welshman, who failed to make an impact in the opening period but recovered in the second half to help push his team forward. 04/05/2015 Live Calm Pepe looking forward to Morata reunion. Available for everyone, funded by readers. A 1-1 draw was enough to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory that Allegri described as “extraordinary”. He has been world class every single moment of this season. When eventually the end came, Madrid had taken 22 shots but only one had gone in. The slogan that had accompanied Di Stéfano read “My Real attack” and attack they did. His had been the first chance too, a header that drifted over after 35 seconds. James Rodriguez expertly lifted the ball to the far post, leaving Ronaldo with an open goal to aim at. And it was the Italian side who took the early lead through former Los Blancos starlet Morata. Featured Columnist May 5, 2015 Comments. As for Madrid, the question now will be whether Carlo Ancelotti continues; a trophyless season tends to end with a jobless manager. Tevez was substituted off to heroic cheers on 85 minutes, having worked tirelessly in his usual electric manner. Juventus vs. Real Madrid: Score and Grades from 2015 Champions League Semi-Final Rob Blanchette @ @_Rob_B. The Spanish striker rounded Casillas on the break but was unable to find a shot or pass. Prosecutors are investigating Maradona's doctor for possible manslaughter, Osasuna keeper made absolutely no attempt to save Barca forward’s rocket , Real Madrid star waiting for an MRI scan on muscular injury. Gareth Bale made his presence felt as the Old Lady sat back in numbers, but the Welshman struggled to find his best creative form. Madrid started the match with Sergio Ramos in midfield in order to limit Juve's attacking threat, while the Old Lady included 22-year-old Stefano Sturaro in a surprise tactical pick. 04/05/2015 Live Listen live: Semi-finals begin. It had come after 23 minutes and it seemed to set up a comfortable passage to the final. “If the club is happy, I can continue. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after James Rodríguez fell under challenges from Claudio Marchisio and Giorgio Chiellini. The ball that was played in found Carlos Tevez in such a great position - no-one picked him up. Goals from Alvaro Morata and a penalty from the brilliant Argentinian were enough to give the Italian champions a solid advantage going into next week's second leg. But they were pleasantly surprised when they once again picked the lock of the Madrid defence and won a penalty in the 56th minute. UEFA Champions League Real Madrid vs. Juventus: Score and Grades from 2015 Champions League Semi-Final Matt Jones Featured Columnist May 13, 2015 Comments But Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a vital away goal for the visitors, setting up a fascinating return. Before the goal, Ronaldo had speared a free-kick just over and Gareth Bale’s long shot was pushed away by Gianluigi Buffon. Iker Casillas saved the attacker's powerful effort, but Morata got to the rebound first and fired home. Bale hit another one shot wide but real chances were strangely few, the best actually coming for Pogba at the other end. If not, they will have to take a decision,” he said. Real right-back Dani Carvajal brought down the former Manchester United player after a swift Juve counter-attack. The second leg takes place in Madrid on May 13, with the Galacticos hoping they can reverse their first-leg deficit. Both teams were happy with level terms as they made their way to the dressing rooms at half-time. What came next did not seem plausible then. Juventus stunned Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg as Carlos Tevez inspired his team to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night at the Juventus Stadium. We played with great intensity and allowed Real Madrid very little, but could’ve done better in the pace of creating our play in the first half. Instead, they were still in it but only Arturo Vidal had troubled Iker Casillas. At 10.38pm on a hot night in Madrid the referee blew his whistle and Juventus’s players leapt into the sky and sprinted across the pitch, en route to Berlin. On Tuesday night, the player terrorised the Madrid defence, and his involvement will be key in the second leg. The noise rose and the clock ran, not quickly enough for the Italians, too quickly for the Spaniards. May 5, 2015 3 things we learned from Juve's win over Madrid Javier Hernandez took a heavy fall in the box in an attempt to win a penalty, but the official waved away the incident. Juve saw out the remaining time like an old-fashioned Italian defensive unit, always strong in possession and frustrating their opponents until the final whistle. Juventus will host Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal at the Juventus Stadium and it’s a clash that has got the football firmament salivating. The brilliant Tevez was once again Madrid's tormentor. He was trying to be cool about it but he must be bursting inside. It was Ronaldo’s 307th goal for Madrid, equalling Di Stéfano’s record. 04/05/2015 Live Juventus v Real Madrid preview. The striker picked himself up and made no mistake from the spot to put Juve 2-1 up. Ronaldo's goal record speaks for itself, and Madrid will not retain their title without a huge effort from CR7. The board went up moments later; four minutes, so 94 not 95 long minutes. It dropped to Morata near the penalty spot and he controlled and hit a bouncing ball up and through Casillas’s hands into the net. ESPN's Paul Carr and Squawka.com both noted that CR7 passed Barcelona's Lionel Messi as the highest all-time goalscorer in the Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 76th Champions League goal, passing Lionel Messi for most in UCL history. The Spanish striker rounded Casillas on the break but was unable to find a shot or pass. His header, though, ran across the top of the net. Juventus were grateful for the half-time whistle; the game was in danger of slipping away definitively. And yet the goal did come. Juventus vs. Real Madrid 2015: Time, TV schedule and how to watch the Champions League semifinal online The second half started at a much more sedate pace, with the home team keen to keep possession and resist a negative final score. This was different now. Only Raúl lies before him now and he will be caught in due course. Not many expected Juventus to make it this far; still fewer expected them to go further. Much had been made of the fact that Madrid needed only one goal to overturn the first-leg deficit and progress but that was founded on the premise that Juventus would not score, but score they did. The club has the right to change coach if it is not happy.” His hopes of a second successive success, and his fifth final as a coach, fell apart just before the hour thanks to a goal few in Spain seemed to have contemplated. The free-kick was punched away by Casillas but when the ball came back in Paul Pogba out-jumped Ramos, whose position allowed the players exiting the area to enter it again onside.