Full time: Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid
Full time: Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid
Juventus will take a lead to reigning champions Real Madrid after defeating Carlo Ancelotti's side. Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez scored the goals either side of Cristiano Ronaldo's header, meaning the Spaniards require a second leg turn around to keep their dream alive of winning back-to-back titles.
That is all we have time for on this live text. We are back tomorrow with live coverage of Barcelona v Bayern Munich but until then, goodbye.
Big chance to put one foot in the final. Pirlo's stoppage time free-kick is floated towards the back post and Llorente can only head weakly straight at Casillas.
Three minutes added on in Turin. Javier Hernandez's cross evades Real bodies. The visitors continue to push.
Juventus almost claim a smash and grab third as Llorente rounds Casillas, who does well to keep on his feet before his pull-back is clear from danger before Tevev can catch up.
Gareth Bale's evening is over as he is replaced by Jese. That was as poor as I have ever seen the Wales international perform. Needs a holiday.
Less than 10 minutes and it is all Madrid in search of an equaliser. Javier Hernandez leads the attack, flanked by Ronaldo and James but can they break through the Italian rearguard?
Fernando Llorente on for Alvaro Morata for Juventus. The changes comes before a corner which is cleared after initially coming the way of Gareth Bale. First time I've mentioned his name during tonight's game. He has been completely anonymous.
Less than 20 minutes to go in Turin and this has been a real cracker from stat to finish. Another goal for Juve, as they are threatening, and they can legitimately dream of the Berlin final, but should Real hold out or even level they will go into the second leg as favourites.
Goal: Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid (Carlos Tevez)
The Serie A champions back in front with a bolt from the blue. Juventus counter from a Real corner and after Morata is brought down making a decoy run, Tevez storms past Carvajal and seems to be taken down by the full-back. Martin Atkinson points to the spot, even if replays suggest there was minimal contact, and Tevez completes the job. Carvajal escapes with a booking.
Penalty for Juventus
No changes at half time at the Juventus Stadium and we're back underway. Juventus need a lead to take to the Bernabeu you feel if they're to stand any chance to reaching the final in Berlin.
Half time: Juventus 1-1 Real Madrid
Very entertaining first half at the Juventus Stadium, with goals for both sides but it doesn't take a mastermind to know who holds the upper hand. Juve went ahead with Alvaro Morata but Cristiano Ronaldo's header has Real level with with an away goal. The Italians need divine inspiration from here on in you feel.
How are Madrid not ahead? Real move the ball beautifully from right to left and when Marcelo crosses James can only smash a header against the bar from three yards out.
Goal: Juventus 1-1 Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo)
Real have improved in the last few minutes but Juventus will be kicking themselves to have lost their lead while playing so well. Isco and James combined on the right before a looped cross from the latter finds Ronaldo all along two yards out and he buries a header beyond Buffon.
Chances for Real Madrid to snatch an away goal and it comes the way of their main man Cristiano Ronaldo is escapes Chiellini but on his left foot drags his shot wide of Buffon's goal.
Toni Kroos tries to bite back immediately for Real and Buffon is forced to push the ball wide for a corner. Real far from their best but it is inevitable they will create chances tonight.
Goal: Juventus 1-0 Real Madrid (Alvaro Morata)
The Italians have been right on it tonight ans they deservedly lead with less than nine minutes on the clock. Tevez is well found in the box after some clever passing down the right and when his goalbound shot is turned away by Casillas, Morata is on hand to beat Pepe to the rebound and turn home. No celebration from the former Real striker but joy all around him.
Juventus have started much the better, with Real playing on the break and that tactic almost allow the visitors through but Bale is taken out by Bonucci. A good foul that, which is followed by a yellow card. Ronaldo over the resulting free-kick, and his poor set-piece record this season continues as he hits it straight against the wall. Juve down the other end sees them create another chance as Morata tries to lob Casillas but the Spain captain gets back to keep it out.
Chance for Juventus inside the first minute. Casillas makes a very poor clearance and plays the ball straight to Marchisio, whose early balls finds Vidal but the Chilean can't get his shot away before he is swamped by Real defenders. Chance gone.
Just the 20 final appearances between these two sides but who will be taking one step towards adding to their own personal tally tonight? Under way at the Juventus Stadium between these two European heavyweights.
Juventus may be ending a 13-year wait for a semi-final appearance in this competition, but Andrea Pirlo is hoping to end his career with the Old Lady with his third European Cup. The Italian takes on the manager under whom he claimed both of the successes under in Carlo Ancelotti, perhaps the man perfectly placed to quell him. Teams in the tunnel at the Juventus Stadium.
No English clubs in the last four of course but some news emerging from one of those exits. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has undergone surgery on his hip in the United States and has posted on Instagram to confirm the procedure has gone without alarm. More to follow.
And what of Real Madrid? Ancelotti's side continue to cling onto the coattails of La Liga leaders Barcelona as the season enters its final weeks but really it is in Europe where the pressure lies. No club have retain the famous trophy in its current format meaning Real stand three games away from a slice of history. Ask any regular watcher of the club this season however and they will tell you this is a shadow of the side which claimed a 10th European Cup last May.