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UCL: Zinedine Zidane weighs in on penalty incident, Gianluigi Buffon's dismissal

UCL: Zinedine Zidane weighs in on penalty incident, Gianluigi Buffon's dismissal

Real still have a chance to lift this season's Champions League trophy with a semi final clash against Bayern Munich to come, but won't defend their league crown with runaway leaders Barca set to wrest that title back. However, the passage was not easy for either. You need to be prepared for a game like this.

Real takes a 3-0 lead into Wednesday's quarterfinal second leg at home to Juventus after the Portuguese scored twice last week in Turin, a double that included a sensational bicycle kick.

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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.

Fans hailed Ronaldo and Zindane for helping the Galatico's reach the semis and predicted a third consecutive Champions League trophy for the royal club when they spoke to Ghanaweb.com after the game.

But Madrid were given a last-gasp penalty when Mehdi Benatia bumped into Lucas Vazquez inside Juventus' area.

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Gianluigi Buffon's final Champions League hurrah: Buffon saw his night end in a sour note after being sent off for shoving referee Michael Oliver. Cristiano Ronaldo stepped and smashed the penalty kick past the visitor's substitute goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to seal the win.

Friday will see the semi-final draw, the place Bayern, Roma, Actual Madrid and Liverpool will be taught their opponents for the two-leg semi-finals, which begin on the finish of April, with the return legs scheduled for the start of Could.

The Andalusians had looked like producing something of a fight after picking up four points from their previous two games, but lost 3-2 to fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna last time out and could be confirmed as relegated this weekend.

"The first leg had given me confidence we could do this and the side deserved at least extra time", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. However, in the first period, forward Joaquin Correa and Julian Escudero both missed good opportunities to put the Spaniards back in the tie.

Real conceded the opener after just 76 seconds, the fastest they have ever conceded at home in the Champions League.





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