Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final

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Miralem Pjanic was the next to break through the Monaco defence when he played a one-two with Paulo Dybala, but Andrea Raggi denied the Argentine with a timely last-ditch block.

Juventus, who ran out 4-1 aggregate winners, will face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid, who meet in the other semi-final on Wednesday.

Sami Khedira was restored to the Juventus starting XI after missing the first leg for a yellow card accumulation, but his return was short-lived as the German went down inside 10 minute clutching his hamstring. It is the home ground of Juventus.

Monaco's path to the final will be historically hard.

Meanwhile, Monaco are looking to stage a comeback of epic proportions when they take on Juventus in their home soil and progress into the finals, having not won in seven attempts on Italian soil.

Juve first won the trophy in 1985 when they beat Liverpool, though that victory was tragically overshadowed by the Heysel Stadium disaster, in which 39 fans lost their lives.

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"We need to be more concentrated, keep the ball better, but there are important games over the next month and we have to get the result against Roma [where a point will secure the Serie A title] or risk putting the Scudetto back in doubt". And since I have been disappointed so many times, I want to get the victory before allowing myself to celebrate.

Juventus have not lost a Champions League game this season, are unbeaten in their last 18 Champions League home games dating to April 2013 and have not conceded a goal in 621 minutes - the last being a ninth-minute strike by Sevilla in the group stage on November 22. In the French league, of which they are the champions-elect, Monaco have scored a whopping 98 goals. 'I've told the players it is very hard, that we are facing the best team in the world, who score goals in every game, but that it is possible, the Argentine said after Atletico guaranteed a top-four finish in La Liga with a 1-0 win over Eibar on Saturday. "I'd say the greatest difference between this Juventus and the one you saw in the final two years ago is inner belief", ESPN quoted Chiellini as saying.

"We need to be fully focused for the match", he said. The French duo has struggled recently, scoring only three goals between them in their last six games. Unusual things happen. It wasn't meant to be and we weren't good enough. Griezmann, the team's top star, hasn't scored in four matches.

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