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.
Carlos Tevez and Javier Pastore, overlooked for the 2014 World Cup, have been named alongside Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Ezequiel Lavezzi in Argentina`s preliminary 30-man squad for the Copa America.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid will need "patience" and the full support of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium when they host Juventus next week looking to secure a second successive Champions League final.
Juventus spent about 12 million euros ($13.42 million) to sign Carlos Tevez, a fraction of what Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, yet it was the Argentine who called the shots in their Champions League clash on Tuesday.
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.
Finally, world's greatest club football tournament has entered it's final stretch and in the first leg of first semi-final, Juventus will welcome Real Madrid in Turin. Both the teams have done more than enough to justify their presence in the final four line-up in this prestigious competition.
The semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League will take fans on a rollercoaster ride as Europe's four giants try to outsmart each other in two-legged ties. The stakes are high this term for Barcelona who face a Bayern Munich side managed by Catalan legend Pep Guardiola.
Juventus defeated second-placed Lazio 2-0 at home on Saturday to take another huge step towards their fourth straight Serie A title and boost their confidence for Wednesday`s crunch Champions League clash in Monaco.
Madrid giants Atletico and Real will renew hostilities at the Vicente Calderon in an epic Spanish quarter-final clash in the UEFA Champions League to be held on Tuesday. Also on the night Europe will witness Italian champions Juventus face a well knit Monaco side from France.