The stadium roared with nervous energy. After 12 long years Juventus were back in the semifinals of the Champions League about to play the greatest team in Europe, Real Madrid. The team stepped onto the pitch with confidence, but the fans were somewhat scared; was the Old Lady going to play to her potential or would Cristiano Ronaldo and co. destroy her usually strong defence?
Juventus started the match in confident fashion, playing a direct style of football while demonstrating their fluid passing game. Consistently looking to exploit the space Real Madrid often leave behind, Arturo Vidal had an early chance only to watch it pass him by. Pushing forward with confidence and intelligence, it didn't take long before Carlos Tevez made the difference.
A man who knows how to punish the opponent, he exploited the space left behind by Raphael Varane and shot at the goalkeeper only for Alvaro Morata to convert. The stadium erupted.
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