Real Madrid progressed to their eighth consecutive Champions League Semi Final thanks to a 98th minute penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo. Lucas Vasquez went down in the box under the challenge of Mehdi Benatia which resulted in the home side being awarded a penalty. Buffon went on to argue the decision and the Juventus Captain was shown a straight red for dissent.
Juventus had done amazingly well to turn over the 0-3 deficit from first leg. Two headers from Mario Mandzukic made it 2-0 for the visitors before half time. Later in the second half a costly error by Navas handed the tie into Juve’s hands.
However, the real drama was yet to be unfolded as Vasquez was brought down in the box at the 93rd min and penalty being awarded to Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up for the spot kick and the Portuguese had to wait for eternity before taking the penalty. However, Ronaldo calmly slotted the ball home to make sure the jam packed Bernabeu stadium doesn’t go home disappointed.
Marcelo talked to the media after the game and the Madrid Captain of the night couldn’t help trolling arch rivals Barcelona.
“We faced a tough challenge and we did everything possible to go through. What happened to Barcelona wasn’t going to happen to us because we’re Real Madrid.” (Laughs)
In reference to the last minute penalty, Marcelo said: “The penalty was very clear.”
Real Madrid now join Liverpool, AS Roma and Bayern Munich as the last four teams in the Champions League. The draws for the Semi Finals will take place on Friday.