Champions League - Quarter-Finals - 2nd Leg
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Monaco 0-0 Juventus (agg 0-1)

Juventus
No game in the Champions League this season has had fewer than the two shots on target managed by Juventus and Monaco
  • Juve last won Champions League in 1996
  • Monaco had 57% of possession
  • One shot on target for each side
  • Semi-final draw on Friday

Treble-chasing Juventus reached a first Champions League semi-final since 2003 as they defended solidly to earn a second-leg goalless draw in Monaco.

The runaway Serie A leaders, who are also in the Italian Cup final against Lazio, led 1-0 after the first leg through Arturo Vidal's penalty.

The hosts dominated possession for the majority but rarely tested Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Home substitute Dimitar Berbatov did have a shot smothered after the break.

The Old Lady have become the first Italian side to reach the semi-final since Inter Milan won the competition back in 2010.

The last four draw will be made on Friday, with Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid also through.

Italian clubs dominated Europe at the start of the millennium, winning the Champions League three times between 2001-2010, but in recent years they have struggled.

However with Juventus 15 points clear in Serie A and likely to be able to rest a number of players domestically, their bid to end a 19-year wait for the trophy is strong.

Monaco
Monaco's Stade Louis II was near a 18,523 sell out

French midfielder Paul Pogba could be fit for the semi-finals and Juventus missed his power and creativity, managing just two shots in the first 45 minutes.

Monaco, third in Ligue 1, dominated possession but, barring a Bernardo Silva break and a strong penalty shout by Aymen Kondogbia, they failed to threaten.

The progress of the principality side has surprised many after the sale of James Rodriguez, top scorer at the 2014 World Cup, to Real Madrid in July and the loan of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao to Manchester United.

But, having scored just four goals in six group matches before stunning Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates in the first leg of their last 16 tie, they could have done with the departed duo's extra attacking quality.

Desperate for some firepower, Monaco brought on former Manchester United striker Berbatov and he was only denied by some alert goalkeeping by Buffon.

The hosts continued to control the play but Juventus looked comfortable defensively and almost enhanced their advantage when Andrea Pirlo struck a post from 25 yards in injury time.

Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour told BeIN Sport: "We defended well, we played a great game, we deserved to score at least a goal.

"It was 50-50, really. In the first leg we also had a lot of chances but we could not convert them. Today on the pitch, Monaco were better than Juventus."

Juventus defender Patrice Evra told BeIN Sport:

"It was an important game tonight. Some players were under tremendous pressure because it had been 12 years, and we were the favourites.

"We qualified Italian style. It's ugly but it's solid and it's efficient."

Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo, 35, is the fourth-most capped player in the history of the Italian national team with 113 caps
Monaco
Monaco have won only one of their six quarter-final games in the Champions League
Patrice Evra
Juventus's Patrice Evra spent four seasons at Monaco between 2002-2006
Patrice Evra
Juventus have lost just one of their last eight games in European competitions against French sides

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 2Tavares
  • 24Raggi
  • 5Abdennour
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 28ToulalanSubstituted forBerbatovat 45'minutes
  • 22KondogbiaBooked at 76mins
  • 15Bernardo SilvaBooked at 50mins
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 17Ferreira-CarrascoSubstituted forde Carvalhoat 87'minutes
  • 23MartialSubstituted forGermainat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dirar
  • 9Berbatov
  • 12de Carvalho
  • 13Fortuna dos Santos
  • 16Stekelenburg
  • 18Germain
  • 21Echiéjilé

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 1mins
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21Pirlo
  • 23VidalSubstituted forPereyraat 77'minutes
  • 33EvraSubstituted forPadoinat 90'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forLlorenteat 69'minutes
  • 10TévezBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 14Llorente
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Storari
  • 32Matri
  • 37Pereyra
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
16,889

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 0, Juventus 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 0, Juventus 0.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by João Moutinho.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Aymen Abdennour.

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Patrice Evra.

Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Aymen Abdennour (Monaco).

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Matheus Carvalho replaces Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco.

Booking

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Valère Germain (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Fabinho.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Hand ball by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Roberto Pereyra replaces Arturo Vidal.

Booking

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco).

Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Valère Germain replaces Anthony Martial.

Offside, Monaco. Bernardo Silva tries a through ball, but Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco is caught offside.

Hand ball by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Offside, Monaco. Danijel Subasic tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Fernando Llorente replaces Álvaro Morata.

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Attempt missed. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrice Evra.

goal

As It Stood

A

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1Atl Madrid64111431113
2Juventus631274310
3Olympiakos63031013-39
4Malmö FF6105415-113

B

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1Real Madrid66001621418
2FC Basel621378-17
3Liverpool612359-45
4Ludogorets6114514-94

C

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1Monaco632141311
2B Leverkusen631274310
3Zenit St Petersburg621346-27
4Benfica612326-45

D

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1B Dortmund64111441013
2Arsenal6411158713
3Anderlecht6132810-26
4Galatasaray6015419-151

E

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1Bayern Munich65011641215
2Man City62229818
3Roma6123814-65
4CSKA Moscow6123613-75

F

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1Barcelona65011551015
2PSG6411107313
3Ajax6123810-25
4Apoel Nicosia6015112-111

G

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1Chelsea64201731414
2Schalke6222914-58
3Sporting6213121207
4NK Maribor6033413-93

H

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1FC Porto64201641214
2Shakhtar Donetsk6231154119
3Ath Bilbao621356-17
4BATE Borisov6105224-223
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