After FC Barcelona qualified for the Champions League final on Tuesday evening, Juventus Turin beat Real Madrid last night.
While the Italian team did not win the match, a 1-1 draw was enough for Juventus Turin to qualify after a 2-1 win in the first leg. The team around German international Toni Kroos and world star Cristiano Ronaldo had to let the Italians go ahead for the trip to the final in Berlin on 6 June. So this year again, there will be no team defending the Champions League title. Real Madrid have been eliminated and therefore have no chance to play the legendary Henkelpott.
Juve destroys Real’s dream of defending the title.
With a 2-1 win in the first leg, Juventus Turin did not have a particularly good but not a bad starting position for the return leg at Real Madrid. In the end, a converted penalty by Cristiano Ronaldo was not enough to make up for the defeat in the first leg. Instead, Toni Kroos and his team conceded a goal and had to bid farewell to their dream of defending the title. “I think we played a good first half and we need to lead higher. But we also got a goal. It would have been possible, that’s why it’s bitter,” said Kroos, who according to media reports was too passive in the conceding goal.
The goal for Juventus Turin was scored by an old acquaintance of Real Madrid. The Spaniard and ex-Madrilene Alvaro Morata scored the equaliser in the 57th minute to seal the end of Real Madrid. “It was an important goal, but it feels strange. There’s so much joy in Madrid,” Morata is quoted by sport.de. For Real, the exit from the Champions League is particularly bitter: they are also eliminated in the national cup and are four points behind FC Barcelona in the league. It looks as if a season without a title will end for Real Madrid. On the contrary, Barcelona and Juventus Turin are both still in with a chance of winning the triple.
Who makes the match in Berlin?
In the final of the Champions League on Saturday, 6 June 2015, there will be a duel between FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin. An exciting match awaits us for sure in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. The betting provider Tipico is already quite sure which team will win the match. FC Barcelona will win the match with a 1.65 odds, while Juventus Turin is almost an outsider with a 5.50 odds. “It went as we had hoped today. But we are not going to Berlin as tourists, we have a game to play there,” said Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. If the tip for a draw is successful, you get back 4 times the stake.