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Juventus secure their place in the Champions League final with a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco. The Italian side took a 2-0 lead into the second leg and added two more before half-time on the night thanks to goals from Mario Mandzukic and the outstanding Dani Alves, and although Kylian Mbappe pulled on back, it was too little too late for Monaco who must now turn their attentions to wrapping up the French league title. Juventus meanwhile will face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the final in Cardiff as they continue their quest for a treble.
Full-time: Juventus 2-1 Monaco
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Allegri finally allows himself to smile and the Juventus substitutes are up on their feet ready to celebrate too.
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Mandzukic goes up to Glik and shouts in his face and has to be calmed down by a couple of teammates as he looks as though he’s just lost his temper. He does eventually cool down but he can’t escape a yellow card for his actions.
Juventus have a free-kick 25 yards out to the right of goal following a foul on Dani Alves and Pjanic stands over it, but it flicks off the top of the wall and goes out for a corner, which Pjanic stroll over to take but Monaco head it clear from danger.
Allegri is still patrolling up and down the edge of his technical area, barking instructions to his side as Mandzukic takes the ball into the corner and looks to have won a corner off Raggi, but the referee gives Monaco a goal kick which doesn’t go down too well with the player or the home fans.
Barzagli is down with cramp and Mbappe is helping him to stretch it out, but Massimiliano Allegri isn’t going to take any chances and brings Medhi Benatia on in his place at centre-back.
Pjanic stands over a corner on the right-hand side but his delivery is a poor one and doesn’t beat the first man. Juventus did only have four men in the Monaco penalty box though so they aren’t throwing too many bodies forward.
The home fans are booing almost every time Monaco get on the ball now and the visitors are perhaps showing one or two signs of frustration as Moutinho blasts a long-range effort high over Buffon’s bar and into the crowd.
CHANCE!! A chance for Higuain to get a third for Juventus as Dani Alves chips a delicate cross towards the striker who is completely unmarked 12 yards out from goal, but he miscues his acrobatic effort and Subasic isn’t challenged, although the flag does eventually go up against Higuain so the goal would not have stood had he scored.
Another change for Monaco now as Valere Germain replaces Bakayoko.
Bjorn Kuipers has got quite a job on his hands to keep this game under control now as Mandzukic goes down under a challenge from Raggi and once again tension threaten to boil over.
The boos are ringing out around the stadium from the home fans now as Fabinho surges forward towards the Juventus penalty area, but he pulls his 20-yard shot wide of the goal.
Higuain is absolutely furious as he leaves the field having received some treatment as he feels that Glik could have avoided landing on him in that challenge, and he has to be calmed down on the touchline before returning to the field.
Bonucci has been shown a yellow card for his reaction in the aftermath of Fabinho going down.
Unsurprisingly that goal has just given Monaco a lift and the boos ring out around Juventus Stadium as Monaco push forward in numbers while Higuain is down further up the pitch. Fabinho then goes down having taken an arm to the face from Mandzukic and things are just getting a little bit heated.
Moutinho appeared to just catch the Juventus defence out there as they looked to have switched for that goal.
GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Monaco pull one back!!! Moutinho takes a corner short and having got the ball back into his feet he drives into the penalty box from the left-hand side before firing a low cross towards the near post, where Mbappe gets in ahead of the Juventus defence to poke the ball home from close range.
Substitution Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva Thomas Lemar
WONDERFUL SAVE FROM BUFFON!! Dani Alves is robbed of possession deep inside his own half and stays down, but Monaco play on and Mbappe gets in behind the Juventus defence inside the left-hand edge of the penalty area, but his low, goal-bound effort is blocked by the legs of Buffon.
The tempo of this game has really dropped in the last few minutes with neither side throwing two many men forward in attack now.
The referee gives Juventus a corner which Raggi protests against madly, and Mandzukic then shows a good level sportsmanship as he signals to the referee that the ball did indeed come off his shoulder, which draws applause from Pavel Nedved in the crowd.
Marchisio skips away from Fabinho before being well tackled by Bakayoko, but the referee brings play back for a Juventus free-kick as there was some contact from Fabinho on the Juventus midfielder. The intensity of this game has just dropped slightly since Dybala’s departure.
The Juventus fans are in full voice and are really enjoying themselves now as Pjanic whips in an inswinging cross from free-kick on the left, but he over-hits the cross and it bounces through into the grateful arms of Subasic.
Cuadrado is involved almost immediately as he gets in behind the Monaco defence down the right-hand side and strikes a low, powerful effort towards the bottom corner, but Jemerson slides in to make a good block. Higuain, who was calling for Cuadrado to pass the ball to him, then goes for goal himself moments later and curls his effort narrowly wide of the top corner from 20 yards out.
A substitution for Monaco too as Mendy is replaced by Fabinho.
A second change for Juventus now and Dybala leaves the pitch to a standing ovation as he’s replaced by Juan Cuadrado.
Subasic punches the free-kick clear towards halfway but Juventus immediately win the ball back, highlighting Monaco’s problems as they are really struggling to keep the ball when they do win it back.
Juventus win a free-kick on the right-hand corner of the Monaco penalty area after a foul by Mendy, and the full-back then blasts the ball away in frustration earning him a yellow card from referee Kuipers.
Moutinho picks up the ball just outside the Juventus penalty area and gets his head up before shooting towards goal, but he drags it horribly and Buffon watches it roll wide of the left-hand post.
Juventus have given the ball away cheaply a couple of times already in the opening couple of minutes of this half, but Monaco haven’t been able to take advantage, although Sidibe does swing in a deep cross towards Falcao having won the ball back from Higuain, but Juventus deal with it easily enough.
Kick-off! Dybala gets the second half underway for Juventus.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri will know that the job is all but done in terms of securing a place in the final, but he will still want to see a professional performance from his side in the second half, while Leonardo Jardim may well look to alter his formation in an attempt to get something out of this game, as his system has not worked too well so far.
Half-time at Juventus Stadium and the home side have doubled their aggregate lead from the first leg thanks to first half goals from Mandzukic and Dani Alves. Monaco did look a threat going forward early on, but have struggled to deal with the pace and power of Juventus’ counter attack throughout.
Half-time: Juventus 2-0 Monaco
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We’re into one minute of added time at the end of this first half.
GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Dybala is brilliantly denied by Subasic in a one-on-one situation, but Juventus double their lead from the resultant corner as Subasic punches it clear, straight to Dani Alves who hits a ferocious 25-yard volley past the keeper and into the back of the net.
CLOSE!! Out of nowhere Monaco come within inches on drawing level on the night as Mendy gets down the outside of Dani Alves and whips a low cross across the face of goal, but Chiellini somehow opens his foot up and turns the ball wide of the post from just a couple of yards out from his own goal, with Falcao waiting to tap it in behind him.
Monaco’s system of playing three at the back was causing Juventus some problems going forward early on, with the wing backs able to get forward at will, but it the back three are really struggling to cope with the movement of Higuain now and Juventus have far too much space in wide areas.
Falcao is shown the first yellow card of the evening for a foul on Chiellini, although the striker did appear to slip as he made the challenge.
Dani Alves is causing Monaco all sorts of problems down the right-hand side at the minute and he has acres of space once again to run into, but this time his cross towards Higuain is a poor one and doesn’t beat Glik in front of the near post.
Higuain once again gets in behind the Monaco defence from another long ball, but the back three of Monaco just about do enough to force the Argentine wide and his well-struck, left-footed shot is easy enough for Subasic to hold on to.
Disallowed goal!!! Juventus think they’ve got a second as Dani Alves plays an exquisite ball over the top of the Monaco defence and Higuain brings it down before rolling it past Subasic and into the corner, but the flag goes up for offside against the striker.
GOOOOOAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Juventus break forward at pace from a Monaco corner with Sandro and Dybala involved down the left before Dani Alves gets the ball at his feet on the right-hand corner of the penalty area, and the Brazilian stands up a cross towards Mandzukic at the back post, and although his initial header is clawed out by Subasic he reacts quickly to slot the rebound into the roof of the net.
Monaco win another free-kick, this time of the left-hand side and Silva gets to the byline after the free-kick had been taken a quickly, but his dangerous looking cross is headed out by Chiellini.
Monaco have a free-kick on the right-hand side of the penalty box after a foul by Alex Sandro and Moutinho swings in a dangerous cross, but Juventus just about manage to clear the ball away. The flag then goes up against Falcao as he draws a good save from Buffon in the following passage of play.
Super block!!! Dybala cuts inside onto his left foot from the right-hand side and slips the ball into Miralem Pjanic who’s bursting forward from midfield, but his low, first-time effort is well blocked by a sliding Andrea Raggi.
Close!! Juventus are looking far more threatening now as Dani Alves gets down the outside of the Monaco defence down the right-hand side and stands up a cross towards Mandzukic at the back post, but the forward can only head it back across goal and out for a goal kick.
WONDERFUL SAVE FROM SUBASIC!!! Higuain plays a neat reverse pass into Mandzukic who only has Subasic to beat from 15 yards out, but the Croatian keeper sticks out a strong left hand to keep out his international teammate's poked effort and perhaps keep his side in this tie.
CHANCE!!! A huge chance for Higuain as he shows a clean pair of heels to get clean through on goal inside the right-hand edge of the Monaco penalty area with only Danijel Subasic to beat, but his attempted chip is far too soft and although it beats the goalkeeper, Glik can hack it away from a couple of yards out behind him.
Perhaps one or two signs that the game is just starting to open up now as Higuain and Dybala link up on the edge of the penalty box at one end before Juventus break forward at pace at the other having won the ball back, but Bernardo Silva’s pass forward is far too weak and Juventus regain possession.
Mbappe shows a lovely piece of skill to skip away from a couple of Juventus defenders midway through the Juventus half and he spreads the ball wide to Mendy who whips in a delightful cross towards Falcao in the middle, but Chiellini does superbly well to get across the striker and head the ball clear.
Tiemoue Bakayolo spins out of a couple of tackles and draws another free-kick close to halfway. Juventus have started to get a bit more of a foothold in this game with their fans making plenty of noise, but Monaco are still seeing plenty of the ball.
For the first time in the game Paulo Dybala gets into a good position on the edge of the Monaco penalty area after a good cushioned header from Gonzalo Higuain, but he snatches at his shot and slices it wide of the goal.
Giorgio Chiellini spreads a long, cross-field pass towards Dani Alves on the right-hand touchline, but the Brazilian can’t control the ball as it drops over his shoulder and the opportunity to break forward into space passes by.
Dani Alves does well to win a free-kick from Benjamin Mendy just inside his own half and Juventus will have a rare chance to retain possession, as they really haven’t settled into this game at all so far.
Khedira grasped his hamstring immediately after playing that pass and he’s not going to be able to continue now. Claudio Marchisio comes on in his place meaning Juventus are back to the same 11 that started the first leg.
Juventus get their first chance to break forward into the Monaco half and Sami Khedira plays a neat ball into the Monaco penalty area for Mario Mandzukic to chase, but the Croatian can’t quite get on the end of it as Kamil Glik watches it roll out for a goal kick.
It looks as though Monaco have settled into a back three in these early stages and it looks to be causing Juventus some problems as Radamel Falcao picks up the ball 25 yards out from goal with space to shoot, but his well-struck effort flies over Buffon’s goal.
OFF THE POST!!! Monaco have made a superb start to this game and Kylian Mbappe hits the foot of the post from a tight angle after the ball had fallen at his feet after Moutinho’s shot had been blocked, although the flag was up against the young striker so the goal would not have counted.
A bright start for Monaco as Joao Moutinho whips in a cross from the left-hand side and Gianluigi Buffon fails to claim it having come off is line, but fortunately for Juventus the ball runs harmlessly out for a goal kick on the far side.
Kick-off! Referee Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle and Monaco get the game underway.
The players are out on the pitch, kick-off is not far away now and the Juventus fans are in full voice already.
The two sides met in the quarter-finals of the competition two years ago, when Arturo Vidal scored the only goal of the tie from the penalty sport in the first leg, although Juventus were eventually beaten in the final by Barcelona.
Monaco meanwhile make two changes from the side that was beaten last week, as Joao Moutinho and Andrea Raggi come in for Fabinho and Thomas Lemar.
Juventus makes just one change from the first leg, with Sami Khedira returning from suspension to replace Claudio Marchisio in the middle of midfield.
Subs: De Sanctis, Fabinho, Mendy, Diallo, Lemar, Germain, Carrillo
Monaco (4-4-2): Subasic; Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe; Bernardo Silva, Moutinho, Bakayolo, Mendy; Falcao, Mbappe
Subs: Neto, Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Asamoah, Marchisio, Rincon, Cuadrado
Teams: Juventus (3-4-2-1): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Dani Alves, Pjanic, Khedira, Alex Sandro; Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain
Monaco did though come from two goals down following the first leg to beat Manchester City in the last 16 of this year’s Champions league, although they did go into the second leg having scored three away goals in the first.
Their home record this season is particularly impressive, having won 13 out of their 14 matches at Juventus Stadium since the turn of the year.
Monaco’s task is made considerably harder by the fact that Juventus have lost just twice in all competitions in 2017, and are unbeaten in the Champions League this season.
Juventus have the upper hand going into this second leg having won the first leg 2-0 at Stade Louis II, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring both goals.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League semi-final second leg tie between Juventus and Monaco at Juventus Stadium.