before we leave you, here's the video highlights of from the three goals.
Having responded well at the end of the first half to get back on level terms, Real Madrid failed to build on it in after the interval. The absence of Luka Modric was keenly felt, with Sergio Ramos struggling to make an impact in a midfield role. Juventus were the sharper, better drilled side on the night and will now go through to the final if they can shut out Real Madrid in the Bernabeu.
93 mins: And it’s all over! A huge result for Juventus as they beat holders Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of this Champions League semifinal. Goals from Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez, either side of Cristiano Ronaldo’s reply, give Juventus the victory in Turin.
92 mins: Huge chance for Llorente to make it 3-1! Pirlo swung in a great free-kick and Llorente had a clear header at the back post but could only direct it tamely into the grasp of Casillas.
91 mins: We’re now into three minutes of injury time.
87 mins: Juventus almost grab a third goal. Varane makes a mess of clearing a long ball forward, allowing substitute Fernando Llorente to scamper into the box. But after taking the ball past Casillas, he decided to try and pull the ball back from the tight angle and Madrid were able to clear.
85 mins: Allegri makes his third and final substitution with Roberto Pereyra coming on for Carlo Tevez and further shoring up his Juventus side as they look to protect their 2-1 advantage. And Ancelotti does make his second switch by bringing on Jese for Bale.
83 mins: Real Madrid really struggling to come up with a way to get through this resolute Juventus back line. All very predictable by Ancelotti’s men and Juventus are lapping up the plentiful high balls into the box.
81 mins: You wonder if Bale wasn’t the world’s most expensive player whether he’d still be on the pitch. Certainly at this stage the energy of Jesé Rodríguez might be a better option.
79 mins: Gareth Bale had a slight opening from a near-post corner, but failed to take advantage. The world’s most expensive player has struggled to make any impact in his first start since returning from injury.
77 mins: Real Madrid are repeatedly knocking at the door now, but Juventus are holding firm.
74 mins: Kroos fires an optimistic effort a long way off target. Juventus have looked comfortable since going in front. Real Madrid need a spark from somewhere.
73 mins: A bandaged up Chiellini is playing the warrior’s role now for Juventus at the back. The veteran defender just diving in to take the ball away from a frustrated Ronaldo.
69 mins: Juventus have matched up against Real Madrid by going with the three center-back system they know well from Antonio Conte’s time in charge. They’ll be delighted to take this result to Madrid now.
67 mins: Break in play as Chiellini gets his head bandaged up and changes his bloodied shirt.
64 mins: Almost immediately Ronaldo comes desperately close to turning the ball into the net at the back post. Juventus now respond to Madrid’s change by bringing on Andrea Barzagli for Stefano Sturaro.
63 mins: Ancelotti responds to his side going on behind, bringing on Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez for Isco. Suspect it will be a 4-3-3 now for Real.
62 mins: That goal could be huge for Juventus, if they can preserve this 2-1 advantage to take to Real Madrid next week.
Here's Tevez being brought down and then slamming home the penalty.
More on the goal: The penalty all stemmed from a Juventus counter-attack after Marcelo’s fierce effort was blocked. With Morata taken out by Marcelo, Tevez broke into the box and was looking to get a shot away, with Carvajal, unable to get back in time, tripping the striker from behind. Tevez picked himself up andf struck his penalty firmly down the middle as Casillas dove to his left.57 mins: Tevez beats Casillas from the spot! Juventus lead Real Madrid 2-1.
56 mins: Penalty to Juventus! Tevez goes down under Carvajal’s challenge.
53 mins: A more sedate start to the second half, but some good linkup work between Morata and Tevez almost gives the Argentinean forward a chance.
50 mins: Real Madrid still look unsettled when put under pressure and there could be more joy for Juventus if they press the visitors’ back line. Another poor kick out from Casillas just now.
48 mins: Tevez stings the palms of Casillas with a curling left-footed strike. Never going to unduly trouble the Real Madrid captain, though.
47 mins: Juventus will want a lead going into the second leg, but will know they can’t afford to be caught by Real Madrid’s devastating pace on the counter-attack. Difficult balancing act for the Italian champions.
46 mins: And we’re back underway in Turin. Will both sides be content to take a 1-1 draw to the Bernabeu?
Juventus 1-1 Real Madrid at the halftime interval: Here's a chance to catch up with videos of the two goals:
A cautious encounter was expected by many, but this has been highly entertaining so far. Juventus have been shrewd in trying to take advantage of a Real Madrid team that looks shaky at the back, but the the holders look capable of doing plenty of damage at the other end, too.
45 mins: And that’s the end of an engrossing half in Turin. Juventus deservedly took the lead through Alvaro Morata’s close-range finish, but Real Madrid have come back strongly and pulled level when Cristiano Ronaldo headed in James Rodriguez’s cross.
44 mins: Big penalty appeal from Morata and the crowd in Turin. Varane was sloppy in his own area and the Juventus striker went down, but it would have been a soft penalty..
41 mins: Real Madrid hint the crossbar! Isco gets in behind down the left and puts in a fine ball that beats Buffon, but with James looking certain to score his flying header came crashing back off the woodwork.
37 mins: There was some speculation in the Madrid press that Fabio Coentrao might get the start ahead of Marcelo at left-back. On the evidence of the first 37 minutes, Ancelotti may well wish he had made that switch. Not a good game for the Brazilian full-back so far.
34 mins: That was better from Juventus, Claudio Marchisio goes close with a fierce drive just past the post.
34 mins: That equalizer from Ronaldo has changed the flow of this game. Real Madrid have now settled, with Juventus needing to regroup.
Here's a Vine of Ronaldo's goal to make it Juventus 1-1 Real Madrid:
More on the goal: James Rodriguez does superbly down the right, lifting a ball across the face of goal, where Ronaldo was waiting to head in from a couple of yards out. The Portuguese has really perfected the knack of being in the right place at the right time in the penalty box. Four goals in two games now and he is now the leading scorer in Champions League history with 76, one ahead of Lionel Messi.
27 mins: Real Madrid equalize! Cristiano Ronaldo.
24 mins: The left side of Real Madrid’s defense is exposed once more. This time Lichtsteiner is allowed to run through before the full-back slices his shot wide.
23 mins: Real Madrid get in behind the Juventus defense for the first time, Ronaldo feeds onto Isco’s ball but fires wide of the far post.
23 mins: Juventus looking sharper so far. You wonder how big an impact the two teams’ contrasting weekend exertions are having on this contest. Juventus had the luxury of resting players against Sampdoria, while Real Madrid were involved in an almighty tussle against Sevilla.
19 mins: Juventus are really well organized sitting deep behind the ball, but then taking their chance to pressure Real Madrid in possession. Impressive from Allegri and the Italian champions so far.
18 mins: So nearly 2-0! Sturaro robs Carvajal down the right and Tevez should do better with a shot that heads inches wide.
15 mins: Madrid trying to get back into things, Isco lets fly on a shot from distance that flies straight into the assured hands of Buffon.
12 mins: And here's a vine of the goal:
More on that goal: Tevez’s shot was parried by Casillas, but only as far as Morata who remained onside and taps home at the back post to open the scoring against his former club. Awful defending to allow Marchisio’s pass to find Tevez in a huge gap left by Varane and Marcelo.
8 Mins: Juventus lead! Morata scores against the club he left last summer.
7 Mins: Juventus are continuing to cause Real Madrid problems on the break. Morata now tries to catch out Casillas from distance, but just can’t get enough elevation on his effort.
6 Mins: Ronaldo’s poor recent poor form from free-kicks continue. His free-kick is blocked by the Juventus wall.
5 Mins: Pirlo is robbed by Bale and Bonucci brings down the Welshman on the edge of the box. Dangerous free-kick for Real Madrid.
3 Mins: Juventus doing well in the early going. Key man Carlos Tevez now tests Casillas with a good drive from distance. The Madrid keeper more assured this time, holding well.
2 Mins: Vidal really should have done better there, not sharp enough to take advantage of a good early opportunity.
1 Min: Casillas sloppily gives the ball away with his clearance and Vidal almost had a clear sight of goal before being closed out.
2:47 p.m. EDT: And we’re underway!
2:43 p.m. EDT: Players are now out on the pitch for the Champions League anthem. Kickoff is almost here.
2:27 p.m. EDT: Less than 20 minutes until kickoff in Turin. Big question will be whether a Juventus defense that have conceded just five goals in 10 Champions League matches this season can stop Ronaldo and co. from netting an away goal.
2:07 p.m. EDT: Sturaro started against Sampdoria at the weekend, but this will be his first ever start in the Champions League. And it is something of a defensive move for Allegri, with Pereyra’s more offensive talents sacrificed. Arturo Vidal is now likely to be the midfielder charged with getting forward to support front two Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata.
2:01 p.m. EDT: So Real Madrid as predicted, with Gareth Bale coming back into the starting lineup at the expense of the man who scored the goal to get them to this stage, Javier "Chicharito" Hernández. Sergio Ramos again starts in midfield. There is a surprise in the Juventus lineup, though, as Allegri opts for 22-year-old Stefano Sturaro instead of Roberto Pereyra.
1:56 p.m. EDT: The official lineups are now in:
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The Champions League semifinals get underway on Tuesday when holders Real Madrid visit Italian title winners Juventus in the first leg of their eagerly anticipated matchup in Turin. The two clubs have a distinguished history in the competition, having reached the final 20 times between them. But while Real Madrid lifted an unprecedented 10th title last year in Lisbon, Juventus have tasted glory just twice, losing five other finals. One of those defeats came to Real Madrid in 1998, although Juventus got revenge five years later, coming out on top in what was their last appearance in the competition’s final four.
Juventus come into the first leg of this year’s semifinals fresh from wrapping up their fourth successive Serie A title courtesy of a 1-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday. Already Massimiliano Allegri has surpassed modest expectations in his debut season in charge. Taking over following the sudden departure of club legend Antonio Conte, former Milan coach Allegri was far from a popular choice to take the reins in Turin. But he has been able to balance domestic success and European progress in a way his predecessor could not.
Having got past Monaco in the quarterfinals, the challenge facing Juventus in the last four is a sizable one, however. And their task is made all the more difficult by an injury that rules out dominant midfielder Paul Pogba for at least the first contest. Real Madrid, though, also have their injury problems. After playing such an influential role in the team’s return to form, Luka Modric is back on the injured list, while striker Karim Benzema is also absent from the squad that traveled to Italy. The good news for Madrid manager and former Juventus boss Carlo Ancelotti is that the world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, is back. And the Welshman made an impressive return off the bench on Saturday, setting up Cristinao Ronaldo’s third and decisive goal as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-2.
Check back here for the confirmed lineups as well as live updates and video highlights, but for now here’s how Juventus and Real Madrid may well line up.
D: Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra
M: Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal
F: Morata, Tevez
D: Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo
M: James, Ramos, Kroos, Isco
F: Bale, Ronaldo