Juventus’ Win Sends Real Madrid On Tight Rope

Photo: Tevez scored the winning goal for Juventus on Tuesday. –

Real Madrid are walking a tight rope as Juventus would visit them with a one-goal lead in their Champions League semi-final second leg after securing a deserved home victory Tuesday night.
Juve went ahead when Alvaro Morata slotted in against his old club after Carlos Tevez’s effort was spilled.
Real levelled when Cristiano Ronaldo nodded in James Rodriguez’s cross
But the holders looked out of sorts and slipped behind again as Dani Carvajal tripped Tevez after the break and the Argentine dispatched the spot-kick.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri signalled his contentment with the scoreline as he brought on central defender Andrea Barzagli just after the hour and his side limited Real to a clutch of half chances.
Whether Juve’s advantage is enough to survive the return leg at the Bernabeu is yet to be seen, but it was a result to relish for the noisy home support as captain Gianluigi Buffon led the celebrations at the final whistle.

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