UCL: Resurgent Juventus lose semi-finals spot to Real Madrid

Real Madrid are in the semi-final of the Champions League for the eighth year in a row courtesy of an added-time penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was a nervous night at the Santiago Bernabéu, it looked like they would not be.

In Turin, they had been applauded, Ronaldo holding his heart in gratitude after his superb goal was handed an ovation; at the Bernabéu, there were hands on hearts too, a collective coronary, right to the very end.

Juventus attacked relentlessly, taking Real to the cliff-edge with a 3-0 lead, until, with less than a minute remaining, Vázquez went down in the area.  The referee, Michael Oliver, pointed to the spot. And Ronaldo slot home the ball to guaranty a place for Real in the semi-finals.

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