Zidane: Real Madrid 'deserve' to be in semis after Juventus scare

Zidane: Real Madrid 'deserve' to be in semis after Juventus scare

Zidane: Real Madrid 'deserve' to be in semis after Juventus scare

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off for his protests, and Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to send Real through to the last four for an eighth straight year.

Benatia controversially likened the penalty decision to being "raped".

Mandzukic also became the first player to score a first-half double as an opposition player in a Champions League match at the Bernabeu.

"If he did not commit the foul, Lucas would have scored". During the game, Benatia and the rest were constantly kicking us from behind.

"We have him and it is necessary to take advantage of this".

"Juventus climbed towards their impossible dream and for half an hour walked over a confused, dazed and cowardly Madrid", said their report. "But we can not change it".

"In football, nothing is given away, you have to fight until the end".

Real Madrid booked their spot in last season's quarter-finals in extra-time after Bayern Munich had Arturo Vidal sent off, and Chiellini has accused the officials of favouring the Madrid giants once again.

Mandzukic opened the scoring in the second minute by entering the area behind the Madrid defenders to head in a well-placed right-flank cross by Sami Khedira in what was the fastest ever goal conceded by Madrid at home in the Champions league. "In view of the two legs both teams would have deserved to move on to the next phase".

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Madrid will face either Liverpool, Bayern Munich or Roma in the final four.

"I'm proud of my team, they showed great personality and character against a very strong opponent, it wasn't easy", said Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella.

La Gazzetta dello Sport take a slightly more measured view as they go with "the anger and the pride" in reference to the penalty and Juventus' overall performance. "We did not play well, we must admit it, and it should be a lesson for the future".

Gareth Bale perhaps paid the heaviest price.

It seemed impossible for Juventus to overturn a three-goal first leg deficit in Turin but the story changed as the Old lady had other ideas. Bale was replaced by Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez took the place of Casemiro - both tactical decisions.

"My preparation for the match does not change", Varane said.

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