- Real Madrid have qualified for the semi finals of the Champions League
- The Spanish giants were defeated 3 - 1 on the night but qualified on aggregate 4 - 3
- Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late penalty to send his side to the semi as veteran goalkeeper Buffon received marching order for his verbal assault on the referee
Spanish giants Real Madrid have qualified for the semi finals of the Champions League despite suffering a 1 - 3 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Madrid walked into the game with a comfortable 3 - 0 lead coming from their emphatic victory at Turin.
It was Juventus that got a rather surprise early opener in the 2nd minute as Sami Khedira produced a beautiful lofted cross into the box, where Mario Mandzukic rose highest to head the ball straight under the crossbar and beyond the goalkeeper to make the scoreline. 0 - 1.
The visitors continued with their pressure in the game and it paid off in the 37th minute as Stephan Lichtsteiner showcased his great technique and produced a beautiful lofted cross into the box. Mario Mandzukic once again got onto the scoresheet by heading inside the left post.
And at the end of the first 45 minutes it was Juventus that looked the side about to make history.
And the real choker in the game came in the 61st minutes as Blaise Matuidi seized on a loose ball after a huge error from Keylor Navas and found the back of the net from inside the box to make it 0 - 3 and the comeback is completed.
The game changer in this clash came in the third minutes of extra time as referee Michael Oliver blew his whistle for a foul after Mehdi Benatia hacked down one of his opponents. He gave a penalty, a decision that did not go too well with veteran goalkeeper Buffon who challenged the referee and he was given a red card.
Star forward Cristiano Ronaldo stepped forward and sent the ball into the net to send the Bernabeu faithfuls into a frenzy.
In other Champions League quarter final clash, Bayern Munich played out a gaolless draw with Spanish opponent Sevilla at the Alliaz Arena but it was Bayern that qualified to the semi finals thanks to a 2 - 1 aggregate victory.
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