Cristiano Ronaldo sends Real Madrid to Champions League semi-finals


Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury-time penalty put holders Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals after holding off a stunning Juventus comeback.

Ronaldo’s coolly-taken 97th-minute penalty into the top corner came after Medhi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez in the box.

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Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off by English referee Michael Oliver after awarding the spot-kick, for foul and abusive language.

Cristiano Ronaldo sends Real Madrid to Champions League semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo sends Real Madrid to Champions League semi-finals

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Real, Champions League winners in three of the past four seasons, came into the second leg leading 3-0, helped by Ronaldo’s stunning bicycle kick.

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But the Serie A leaders got off to a dream start when Mario Mandzukic headed in from Sami Khedira’s cross after just two minutes and Mandzukic got a second before half-time.

Blaise Matuidi pounced to capitalise on Keylor Navas’ fumble to level the tie on aggregate, before the dramatic ending.

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