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Real Beats Rivals Atletico to Reach Uefa Champions League Semis


April 23, 2015: Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 on aggregate to claim Semifinal spot. First leg was ended draw. Former Manchester United striker Hernandez who is currently on loan in Real converted Christiano Ronaldo’s pass into a goal. Hernandez helped Real to reach champions league semis for fifth consecutive time.

Visitors claimed ball possession  but  Atletico’s Arda Turan was send off in 75th minute. The Turkish midfielder was shown second yellow card fouling on Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid was without two attacking stars Bale and Modric. Real Madrid was looking uncomfortable in the match and was unable to pierce Atletico’s defence. The game opened for Real after Turan’s exit and soon after Ronaldo found Hernandez to keep home side ahead, it was his 19th assists of the season.

Similarly Itlalian side Juventus won  1-0 against Monaco on aggregate to claim semifinal spot. Juventus who last won champions league in 1996 was ahead in the first leg. Juventus missed French star Paul Pogba and was looking poor and managed just two shots on target till the first half. Monaco who is third in their domestic league dominated the ball possession. Monaco who sold James Rodriguez to Real Madrid won only one time in six quarter final appearance in the Champions League.

Semifinal draw will take place in Friday. Draw includes  Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus.



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