Juventus have booked their place in the semifinal of the champions league for the first time in almost 10 years but the Italian champions were made to work hard for their place in the semifinals.
Arturo Vidal’s first leg penalty was enough for the Italian giants who were made to work hard all night by a relentless Monaco side who in turn failed to make their chances, though few and far between count. The Juventus defense did well to withstand heavy pressure from the Monaco players in the closing stages of the game to secure a semifinals slot.
Juvwntus have slowly worked their way back into the upper echelons of European football following their disgrace and subsequent relegation to the Serie B a few years ago. Juventus run to the champions league semifinal has been devoid of too much fanfare and is a classic example of slow and steady winning (or at least getting to the semifinals) of the race