Juventus defeat Monaco with an Higuain brace - Player Ratings

The audacious Juventus machines continue to churn out exciting results, defeating Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League first-leg semifinal to make the return leg in Turin a more comfortable prospect.

Playing with confidence due to their experience, Juventus started the match well as their opponent surrendered to nerves. A vertical side who love to run down the channels, Monaco struggled to pierce Juventus and had a difficult time finding alternate ways to attack.

However, the home side did have their chances but -- with Gianluigi Buffon relied upon to clean up any mistakes and Dani Alves playing like the perfect attacker -- Juventus made the most of their chances with Gonzalo Higuain scoring a brace.

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