I Don't Understand Protest By Juventus; Lucas Was Pushed - Ronaldo

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I Don't Understand Protest By Juventus; Lucas Was Pushed - Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo showed nerves of steel to score an injury-time penalty and send holders Real Madrid into the semi-finals of the Champions League in extraordinary circumstances as they lost 3-1 to Juventus on Wednesday but won a thrilling tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Juve stopper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off for his protestations before Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to smash the spot-kick past substitute goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Mario Mandzukic scored twice in the first half before Blaise Matuidi scored another goal after the break to wipe out Madrid's three-goal advantage from the first leg.

Real, meanwhile, edge one step closer to claiming an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League triumph, a fourth in five years.

Real Madrid will be the semi-finals for the eighth successive time.

However, Goal understands that Real Madrid are not at all concerned about a ban for Ramos because he never actually set foot on the turf of the field, with the club believing that there is no rule stating that he can't be in the tunnel.

Isco drove towards the bottom corner but Buffon's hand was there and the game looked to be drifting towards extra-time until the 93rd minute. Thanks to the Lord I scored and we're through.

Marcelo's Madrid will find out who they face in the last four out of Liverpool, Bayern Munich or Roma in Friday's draw.

"The Juventus players were furious and they tried to make Real players to pay for it", a source told Goal. "The lads were marvellous and it was moving; we start again from here, with our heads high, very high", he said.

Bale's night was up at half-time as he and Casemiro were replaced by Zidane's tried-and-trusted duo in Europe of Vazquez and Asensio.

"We have changed a little more the dynamics, with Lucas and Marco giving us a little more energy".

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