Juventus are through to the Champions League final after a 2-1 (Agg 4-1) win at home against Monaco.
Going into the game with a 2-0 lead from the first leg, the Italian Series A leaders managed a comfortable victory over the French side, which sees them reach their second Champions League final in three seasons.
Alves was the talk of the town after his wonder volley put his side 2-0 up, just minutes before half time, and what a strike it was! The Brazilian right back has played a major role in Juventus’s admission to the final; he assisted both of Hugain’s goals when they first met Monaco last week, and played a fantastic ball to Madzukic which led to their opening goal last night.
The 34 year old has three Champions League titles with his previous club Barcelona, one of which was against Juventus, to which he played a crucial part in the Spanish side’s 3-1 victory. He’ll be looking to add another title to his belt when they play the final in Cardiff 3rd of June.
As Juventus have been clinical in front of goal in the Champions League, much attention has been drawn to their ability of preventing goals. Despite Monaco scoring last night, Juve haven’t conceded a goal in their last 6 Champions League games, and much of that is down to the incredible form of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and the impenetrable back three, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli.
It’s more than likely that Juve will face Real Madrid in the final. It will be a final that sees Ronaldo take on arguably the best defence in Europe right now. Juve will be the underdogs against the defending champions but certainly shouldn’t be ruled out. They’ve won the Series A league for the past five seasons, currently heading towards a sixth, and will be looking to forget about their defeat in the final two years ago.
Last year’s Champions League winners play their second leg with Atlético Madrid tonight, to which they lead 3-0.