Three things we learned: Real Madrid 1-3 Juventus

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Christiano Ronaldo's extra time goal was all Real Madrid need to escape Juventus' hunger for the Semi Final Ticket as Juventus scored three goals to cancel out the first-leg score and move to the brink of a sensational, historic triumph.

And Madrid captain for the night, Marcelo, took the opportunity to take a pop at Spanish rivals Barcelona after his side's victory. "The lads were marvellous and it was moving; we start again from here, with our heads high, very high", he said. The Madrid crowd at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium gave Buffon a standing ovation as he left the field. "It's a shame it ends like this".

On Wednesday night, Juventus looked on course to cause a major European upset on as they overturned last week's 3-0 defeat against Real Madrid.

That deficit made Wednesday's return leg seem like an impossible task for Juventus but it got off to the ideal start when Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring with a header two minutes into the match.

Real Madrid are bidding to win the Champions League for the third season in a row.


Ronaldo leapt highest to head the ball down for Vazquez in the area, before the substitute was pushed in the back by Benatia. Juventus players stormed toward English referee Michael Oliver, who apparently had help from his behind-the-goal assistant to make the call.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero for the home side, converting a controversial 97th-minute penalty.

MUNICH (AP) - Bayern Munich reached its sixth Champions League semifinal in seven seasons with a 0-0 draw against Sevilla in the second leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday.

However, it all ended in frustration for the Spanish side, who lost Correa late on to a straight red card, as Bayern held on to book their place alongside Real Madrid, Liverpool and Roma in Friday's semi-final draw.

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