FULL TIME: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Juventus
And this is a deserved victory for Atletico, sensational in the second half. Notably because they could have lost their minds after being denied a goal by a miserable VAR decision. Instead, they hit Juve with two goals late to take a huge advantage in Turin! They celebrate accordingly, while Ronaldo trails in deep contemplation.
90 min +3: Can, deep right, sends a nice ball diagonally to Ronaldo, on the left edge of the Atletico penalty area. Ronaldo gets high, but does not manage to keep the ball, and he smiles without being mistaken. The fans of the house have greatly appreciated!
90 min +1: In the first of four minutes added, Atletico erases the resulting corner with ease, then separates from the field. Lemar loses a magnificent chance from the edge of Juve, flaming when he has to work at least in Szczesny.
90 min: Ronaldo takes the free kick. It's a very tight angle, near the front line. He will not shoot, huh? No! He pulls him to the edge of the box for Bernardeschi, who sends a bead for the first time to the top left. But Oblak, exhausted, returns him!
89 min: Alex Sandro leads left. By the time he is about to enter the box, Griezmann slips to dispossess him. But the Atletico striker took a part of his man, so it's a reservation and a free kick just outside the box.
87 min: A free kick for Juve on the left. Bernardeschi takes it, swaying it in a packed box. It is clear, and for a second, it seems that Lemar pulls right on the counter, the light of the Juve in the back. But he's trotting in a cul-de-sac.
85 min: Joao Cancelo replaces Blaise Matuidi. Ronaldo blooters an ambitious effort on the bar. "Sack it off," writes Sean Moore, who can vote for me by proxy.
GOAL! Atletico Madrid 2-0 Juventus (Godin 83)
Juve is really moving now! A free right shot is shot in the blender by Griezmann. Mandzukic, facing his own goal, tries to clear, but only sends the ball to Godin, in the right corner of the penalty area. Godin hits the goals from a tight angle, the ball separating Ronaldo from the opposing goal. I thought anyway, but try to remove it from Godin if it was not!
81 min: Juve is running. Griezmann wins a corner with an eventful race on the right. One corner leads to another, and the Italian champions eventually clear. But the atmosphere has changed in the Metropolitano, the local fans finally have something to celebrate and visitors are lagging behind.
80 min: Juve wanted the referee to go to VAR, but he had none. Massimiliano Allegri responds by hanging Paulo Dybala and sending Federico Bernardeschi.
GOAL! Atletico Madrid 1-0 Juventus (Gimenez 78)
Lemar balances the corner in the blender. Morata wins a head. Mandzukic tries to break free, but the ball crushes Bonucci and sits next to Gimenez, who returns from the middle of the scrum at the bottom left! No more than Atletico deserves it!
77 min: A free right corner for Atletico. Griezmann stands on it, the box loaded. He sways for a long time. That's half the time, which allows Lemar to shoot out of the box. It deviates for a corner on the left. From which …
74 min: Morata is furious. He has angry teeth. This decision was very generous to Juve. And it took a few good minutes. Clear and obvious? VAR needs work. Or maybe firing. You decide.
72 min: no goal! Atletico Madrid 0-0 Juventus. Morata was judged to have pushed Chiellini in the back just before going home. Chiellini easily dropped, but the referee decided to exclude him. It is a tight decision, at the limit of the poor. Atlético are livid and you can not really blame them.
70 min: GOAL? Atletico Madrid 1-0 Juventus (Morata 70). Which header is it! A blow to the right. Saul passes a pass to the left towards Lemar, who then finds Felipe Luis on the left wing. A sensational cross finds Morata's head on the penalty spot. Morata launches a header at the top left, Szczesny rooted on the spot! But it's going to VAR!
69 min: Rodri sends a pass to Griezmann on the right. He runs to the box, then one to two with Correa. For a second, he is sure to make a pass. But Chiellini comes out of nowhere to close the door.
67 min: Here is the last change Atletico. Koke, coming back from injury, was unable to finish 90. Angel Correa takes his place.
65 min: Juve controls the possession. The crowd does not like it. Many whistles. As a result, it seems that Atletico is preparing its final substitution of the evening. Meanwhile, here is Matt Dony, regarding the projection of Ronaldo on 49 minutes. "The psychology of footballers, especially attackers, is able to blame their mistakes elsewhere is fascinating and important. These are usually the most trust-dependent players and they must trust their own abilities. So, if something goes wrong, they have to blame it on, for example, the pass that happened to them, or a fall on the pitch, or a lucky defender. The Arsenal psychologist had the habit of testing this ability and quantifying it. Unsurprisingly, Lord Bendnter's results were out of the ordinary, even exceeding Henry's. "
63 min: Pjanic sees a deflected long distance shot for a corner on the right. Oblak strikes clearly. Lemar makes his first contribution, an absurd slice of kilometers in the sky that returns to trouble. It's another turning point, but the referee spotted Alex Sandro's arm rubbing on Koke's grid, so it's a free kick and the pressure released on Atletico.
62 min: Morata in the center of the field, with a return to Juve. He slips the ball to the left for Griezmann, who in turn feeds Koke. But the momentum is gone and the movement fades.
61 min: Atletico makes his second change. Thomas Lemar comes for Thomas.
59 min: Ronaldo hits the ball far ahead of him on the left, hoping to win a race with Gimenez. That's what he does, and for a second, he looks to be pulled from a narrow angle just inside the surface, but Godin takes off the ball to clear the ball. Corner, which leads to nothing. Ronaldo still has a pair of throws in his boots, despite his years in advance.
57 min: Diego Costa is replaced by Alvaro Morata. This is the last Juve who will see the big man in this tie.
55 min: The corner serves no purpose, but Atletico charges a penalty when Ronaldo's head scrapes Mandzukic's shoulder. Then Alex Sandro mixes with Gimenez disputing a 50-50 on the wing. It sounds accidental, but the referee reserves the Juve, who will miss the second leg.
53 min: Griezmann deserves better pt.II! He hunts a neat film of Koke in the left inner canal and passes next to Szczesny. This is surely the goal. But Szczesny gets a nail to the ball and deviates on the crossbar! The rebound is erased, pushed back by Chiellini. What a Griezmann effort! But what a safeguard!
52 min: It was a frightful end of race, taking a tuft of grass. Too bad, because Griezmann had an exquisite ball. It deserved better.
50 min: What a lack of Diego Costa! Griezmann attaches a bad head to Chiellini in the center circle. He plays a delicately weighted ball for the first time in the center to free Costa. The attacker reaches the zone, opens his body and … the lateral feet very badly spread to the right. What a resounding finish. He reprimanded himself the moment he left his boot.
49 min: Matuidi engages on the left side, refusing to give up because he is unbalanced. He slips a pass to Ronaldo on the right. Ronaldo passes the ball over the bar, then looks around as if it were somebody else 's fault. To be fair, he has a lot of credit in the moral bank when it comes to shooting.
47 min: A fight starts at half. But suddenly, Alex Sandro bursts to the left, then feeds Ronaldo, who goes through the depth. Pjanic tries to get home, but his efforts are diverted to a turn that leads to nothing.
Here we go again! Atletico throws the ball for the second half. There was no change at the break. Juve had kept the hosts waiting and Simeone was not too happy, tapping on his watch, the internationally acclaimed Hurry Up You Tardy Buggers mime. The referee could not give two whistles.
HALF-TIME: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Juventus
And that's the end of a very competitive first half. Ronaldo came close with a free kick. The hosts were on the verge of a penalty, but VAR said no. Apart from that, it's the close fight that we hoped for. Quite entertaining, however, and while Simeone shakes his head, annoyed by the anger of some, the attitude of his team expects his team to be fully competitive when it reappears.
45 min +3: Thomas's attack in Dybala, which goes nowhere in the middle of the park. This is a surprise booking, in more ways than one, and another Atletico player will miss the first leg.
45 min +1: Nope. It's easy to manage. Koke's blooters are disappearing … directly into poor De Sciglio's surprise coupon! Ooyah, oof, it must hurt. The defender of Juve falls to be revived by the magic sponge.
45 min: Alex Sandro dribbles on the left and buys a Godin corner. One last chance for a goal in the first half.
44 min: A brave half is out of breath.
42 min: Ronaldo is on the ground and is holding his left ankle, Saul Niguez standing on his foot. For a second, it sounds serious as Ronaldo raises his arm and remains tilted. But the referee does not have a bar and Ronaldo ends up sitting down. He does not make the decision, but at least he is not hurt.