Real Madrid 1-0-1
Alvaro Morata, who played for Real Madrid from 2008-2014, followed a Carlos Tevez shot in the 8th minute to open the scoring for Juventus. This was his third goal of the Champions League season and his first against his youth squad.
In the 27th minute, though, Cristiano Ronaldo leveled the game for Real Madrid off of a cross by James Rodriguez. This was the ninth Champions League goal for Ronaldo in the 2014-2015 season and 54th goal in all competitions.
Controversy struck in the 56th minute, as Dani Carvajal pulled down Juventus forward Carlos Tevez in the box and Tevez was awarded a penalty kick. He converted to score the decisive goal for the home standing Italians.
Juventus is one step closer to their first Champions League final since losing 0-0 (3-2) on penalty kicks to AC Milan in 2003. Juventus earned a final appearance in 2003 by defeating Real Madrid in the semifinals on aggregate 4-3.
The second leg of this semifinal will be May 13, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
Here are some of the highlights from this tightly contested game:
Alvaro Morata Scored For Juventus in The 8th Minute
Carlos Tevez cracked a shot at Real Madrid goalie Iker Casillas who saved, but could not clear the ball. Midfielder/forward Alvaro Morata was on the near post and slotted home the first goal of the 2014-2015 Champions League semifinals. The former Real Madrid youth player scored nine times for Los Merengues and 12 times for Real Madrid B and this is the first goal he has scored against Real Madrid since transfering to Juventus on July 14, 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo Scored For Real Madrid in The 27th Minute
Cristiano Ronaldo received a volley from James Rodriguez and finished with a headed goal past Juventus goalie Gianluigi Buffon. Ronaldo has scored nine times in the Champions League this season and this is the fourth goal for Ronaldo against Juventus over the past two Champions League campaign. He scored three times in the group stage last season against Juventus.
Carlos Tevez Scored For Juventus in The 57th Minute
Carlos Tevez broke down the left side of the pitch and Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal tripped him before he could reach Iker Casillas; after an argument that led to Arturo Vidal of Juventus and Marcelo of Real Madrid receiving yellow cards, Tevez was awarded a penalty kick. He calmly took the opportunity and fired a right footed shot down the middle to beat Casillas. Tevez has 20 domestic goals this season and the Juventus talisman has also scored eight times in the Champions League for Juventus.
Goals: Juventus- Morata (8′); Tevez (57′ PEN), Real Madrid- Ronaldo (27′)
Shots (on goal) : Juventus- 12 (7), Real Madrid- 12 (4)
Possession: Real Madrid- 52%, Juventus- 48%
Tackles: Real Madrid- 13, Juventus- 10
Fouls: Juventus- 21, Real Madrid- 13
Yellow Cards: Juventus- Bonucci (5′); Tevez (46′); Vidal (56′); Chellini (90’+3) , Real Madrid- Marcelo (57′); Carvajal (75′); Rodriguez (85′)
Juventus: Buffon; Chellini, Bonucci, Lichtensteiner, Evra; Marchisio, Morata (Llorente 78′), Pirlo, Vidal, Sturaro (Barzagli 64′); Tevez (Pereyra 86′)
Juventus Reserves: Storari, Barzagli, Pepe, Padoin, Pereyra, Llorente, Matri
Real Madrid: Casillas; Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Carvajal; Ramos, Kroos, Rodriguez, Isco (Hernandez 63′); Ronaldo, Bale (Jese 86′)
Real Madrid Reserves: Navas, Coentrao, Arbeloa, Silva, Illarramendi, Hernandez, Jese