Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final

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Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves confirmed Juve's dominance over two legs and they will now get a chance to make up for their final defeats to AC Milan in 2003 and Barcelona in 2015.

Juventus notched a comfortable 2-1 win over Monaco to book a place in the Champions League final for the second time in three years.

However, with more or less the same squad, Juventus reached the Champions League final the following year and has continued to grow under Massimiliano Allegri.

It could and should have been number two for Juve as Dani Alves playing Paulo Dybala in, but Subasic stood tall and the Argentine could only blast into the goalkeeper.

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. Again Subasic saved at close range but the rebound fell kindly for the Croatian striker to thump the loose ball into the roof of the net.

Captain Gianluigi Buffon said in his post-match comments that reaching the final would mean nothing without winning the trophy in Cardiff. They face Monaco in the second leg so don't miss it when the game kicks off at 2:45 PM ET.

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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Juve, who last won the European Cup in 1995-96, doubled their lead and went 4-0 up on aggregate in style when Alves unleashed a stunning volley from outside the box after Subasic had punched a corner clear.

"The final is two teams with many quality players and experience of matches like that - it could go either way".

"We have a month to work on improving and we must not forget that we have some very important games before then".

While the coach says his players will not have to fight desperately for a victory, he knows any complacency on the pitch could still cost them a spot in the Champions League final.

"We have to stay confident, try to play our game and put on a good performance and if we score at the start of the game, maybe that could change things", Jardim said. "Mixing with the top teams is what's best for progression".

"We leave here eliminated, but still with our heads held high", Mbappe said.

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