◼️ The Portuguese scored two goals, one of them from Chile, and assisted Marcelo so that the white team could go 3-0 to Juventus.
Real Madrid simplified the quarter-final series by eliminating Juventus in 90 minutes. Or, better said, it was Cristiano Ronaldo who synthesized the story and showed off as the architect of the 3-0 thrashing in Turin: a double and an assist so that the King of the Champions League and the King of the artillery will shine in its maximum splendor.
Those of Zinedine Zidane left with aplomb and character on the Italian turf. When they barely ran 3 minutes on the clock, they managed to get Gianluigi Buffon on their knees with a play that Marcelo orchestrated for the left: the Brazilian qualified Isco and the Málaga sent the center back for CR7 to anticipate the defense and finish with a slap to the bottom Of the arc.
During the first half, Gonzalo Higuaín had a very clear, but his shot ran into the phenomenal reflections of Keylor Navas. Massimiliano Allegri’s experiment of testing Alex Sandro in the middle of the field did not work, Paulo Dybala failed to show the best of his talent and, later in the match, the Argentine would be frustrated by suffering the expulsion before a violation to Dani Carvajal who caused the second yellow card.
The white team controlled the game to piacere, had a powerful shot by Toni Kroos that crashed on the crossbar and in the second half could find his prize. A visitor’s attack saw Juve clear the ball of his area with desperation, but the action resulted in a center of Carvajal and a spectacular Chilean Cristiano, who expanded the distance on the scoreboard and sank his rival at 18 ‘.
Minutes later, Marcelo created -a pure skill and deployment- a great combination with the Portuguese forward, who assisted him and left him face to face with Buffon. The Brazilian raised the ball over the veteran goalkeeper and only had to blow it to sign the third.
In the final moments there was a shot from Mateo Kovacic to the crossbar and another shot from the devil CR7, which Buffon blocked. In the time of discount, the own Portuguese, sent over the arc a ball that arrived to him in the area and in which it had put under the local goalkeeper.
Absolute dominance of Madrid: the current champion crushed the Vecchia Signora and will seek to complete the process to the semifinals in eight days at the Santiago Bernabéu.