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(Video) Highlights: Real Madrid 1-1 Juventus – Morata goal against former side sends Juve into the Champions League final

Juventus are through to their first Champions League final in over a decade after knocking out holders Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night at former Los Blancos striker Alvaro Morata returned to haunt his old club.

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The young Spaniard equalised on the night after Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 23 minutes, but early in the second half Morata found the back of the net from close range to set up a final against Barcelona in Berlin next month.
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Karim Benzema was named in the starting XI for the hosts after missing the last seven games with a knee injury and he had the first chance of the game as he brilliantly turned into space but could only fire into the side netting.

Pressure from Madrid continued to increase with Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both going close before they were handed a great chance to level the aggregate score as James Rodriguez won a penalty after being tripped by Giorgio Chiellini in the box.

Up stepped Ronaldo, who missed from 12 yards against Valencia at the weekend, to convert from the spot and give Madrid the advantage on away goals.

They could have been out of sight before the interval but the home side wasted numerous openings to extend their lead and were made to pay early in the second half as one of their own silenced the crowd.

Morata took advantage of some slack defending from the hosts to snatch an equaliser for the Serie champions and put them back in the driving seat to reach the final.

As expected the La Liga side pushed for a second to at least force the game into extra-time and their best chance fell to Bale at the back post following a Ronaldo cross but the Welshman somehow failed to hit the target from close range when it seemed he was certain to score.

Juve weathered the storm and could have increased the lead late on but Claudio Marchisio and Paul Pogba were both denied by brilliant saves from Casillas.


The whistle blew shortly after as the Italians remain on course to complete the treble this season.

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