Real rejected Morata carries Juve into CL final

Juventus to face Barcelona in Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in semis

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Juventus advanced to the UEFA Champions League final on Wednesday night, beating Real Madrid on aggregate thanks to a first leg victory in Turin.

The return fixture saw the Italians draw 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Madrid went ahead in the 22nd minute after midfielder James Rodriguez was brought down in the box and Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty.

Juve equalised in the 57th minute when former Madrid striker Alvaro Morata found the net from inside the area.

Last week’s first leg match saw Juventus win 2-1, giving them a 3-2 aggregate score to secure passage to the final in Berlin on June 6, when they face Barcelona.

Juventus lastly played in a Champions League final in 2003 when they lost to AC Milan on penalties.