Juventus booked a Berlin date with Barcelona next month for the UEFA Champions League title after beating Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate. The Madrid leg ended in a 1-1 draw after Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half penalty was equalized by former Madrid player Alvaro Morata.
Excellent display from Juventus to deny Real Madrid spoils in Turin. Alvaro Morata set the ton of the match by scoring the opener, against his former club, then Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for the defending champions. But a penalty conversion from Carlos Tevez all but settled the leg. The return leg is on May 13 at the imposing Santiago Bernanbeu and the Old Lady will need all the tricks in their book to capitalise from this win and make Champions League final in ages.
Serie A leaders were received with stones and bottles at Turin's Stadio Olimpico ahead of Sunday's city derby. Torino fans hurled stones and bottles at the Juventus team bus but none of the players was hurt, according to media reports.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal smashed home a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 win at home to Monaco in an absorbing Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday, leaving the tie on a knife-edge.
Italy coach Antonio Conte has called on Marco Verratti to take the next step towards replacing Andrea Pirlo as the Azzurri`s midfield orchestrator ahead of this weekend`s Euro 2016 qualifier away to Bulgaria.
Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain returns from a one-match suspension as Napoli look to boost their Champions League qualifying bid away to Torino this weekend, when struggling title hopefuls Roma host runaway leaders Juventus.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has warned over the counter-attacking threat of Borussia Dortmund, but believes the Italians` Champions League ambitions will shine through in their last 16 clash in Turin on Tuesday.
Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo opted to not include back-to-back Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his UEFA Champions League dream team. The team, however, has the Real Madrid front-man's eternal rival Lionel Messi, leading the attack.