Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final

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The last time they were beaten there was August 2015 - when Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe was still turning out for the under 16 team.

Juventus claimed a 6-4 aggregate victory over Monaco in 1997-98 and advanced to face Real Madrid, the eventual champions. Juventus are heading for their sixth successive Serie A title and produced an utterly clinical display in the first leg.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, quoted on the official Juventus website: "You make it to the final to win it and I hope this is the right year". Five of the six times that Juventus made it to the semis, they have made it to the finals. The Bianconeri, who missed the chance to extend their league record to 34 straight home wins, needed a stoppage-time equalizer from substitute Gonzalo Higuain. It was a good experience for us. "It is not easy to make it into the Champions League final, and now we are at a crucial moment of the season, so tomorrow we need to refocus because we have won nothing yet".

Alves, who assisted both goals in the first leg, once again delivered the telling ball to pick out Mandzukic at the back post, and the Croatian striker saw his initial header saved by Subasic before turning the rebound home from close range.

Monaco will attempt to overturn a daunting first-leg deficit in the Champions League semi-finals against Juventus here tonight and defender Fabinho insists they can pull off the improbable considering their prolific strikeforce.

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But he won supporters over by winning a league and cup double and leading them to the Champions League final in his first season in charge, then claiming another double last season.

"We must not think that we are through because of the result of the first leg - we must treat this like a single knockout match", Allegri said.

If they are going to win this match, then they need to play one of the best matches of their career as scoring three goals against Juventus would not be an easy task. Play an aggressive game, play well technically and even better than we did in Monaco, where we were often wrong, with more patience. The manager said that they are the Monaco is a good team and they are in the semifinal. Nobody believed in July we would reach the group stage. "We work every day to play against big players and this will allow us to progress quicker".

BT Sport 2 will have live coverage in the UK, Fox Sports in the U.S. and Ten Sports will be showing the match live in India.

The match can be live streamed on the Ten Sports web site.