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Monaco 0-2 Juventus

  • Gonzalo Higuain braces has Juventus dreaming of Champions League final.
  • Goals either side of half-time downed Monaco, who laboured for much of the clash.
  • Monaco: Subasic, Dirar, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibé, Lemar, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva, Falcao, Mbappé.
  • Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Pjanic, Marchisio, Dani Alves, Dybala, Mandzukic, Higuain.
Gonzalo Higuain
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21:34

Full-time: Monaco 0-2 Juventus

Juve have one foot in the final and have managed to do what so may have failed to; stop Monaco from scoring.

Gonzalo Higuain has answered his critics with two away goals, but credit must go to the wonderful, evergreen Dani Alves. Monaco have it all to do next week.

21:32

A huge save from Buffon at the death!

The wily Italian manages to tip over a Germain header. That could prove vital for both sides.

21:29

Moutinho's delicious free-kick was begging for a touch, but nobody in red and white managed to supply it. Frustration is certainly the order of the day for Monaco.

Juventus make their third and final change with Lemina coming on for Pjanic.

21:26

Monaco are huffing and puffing, but Juventus are quelling anything the French outfit attempts to muster. The Italians really are a class above their impressive but inexperienced opponents, and have shown that tonight.

21:22

Another change for Juve as the wondrous Marchisio is replaced by Rincon, while Silva makes way for Toure for Monaco.

21:20

Falcao turns and shoots at goal for the first time this half but the play is called back because of a handball from the Colombian. Just over 10 minutes to go, Juve are comfortable.

21:18

Allegri makes a change as he takes off Higuain, who was on a hat-trick, for Cuadrado. A change of system, perhaps?

21:15

Falcao almost found a half-yard of space in the box but was crowded out instantly by the Juve backline. They don't give you an inch.

21:10

Chiellini should see red. He elbows Falcao square in the jaw but is only given a yellow card. The streetwise Italian made the incident look rather innocuous, but he can count himself a tad lucky there.

21:08

A wondrous ball from Dybala finds Alves who goes down as a result of some attention from Jemerson. He is told to get up, but Barzagli does win a foul after being cuaght by Fabinho.

First changes of the evening are from Jardim, with Moutinho replacing Bakayoko and Germain coming on for Lemar.

21:03

Not bad timing, Gonzalo.

21:01

Bakayoko is dispossessed by Dybala, who feeds Alves. The majestic Brazilian crosses superbly to the far post, and Higuain makes no mistake once again.

Brilliant work from Juve with Dybala, Alves and Higuain combining once again.

21:00

GOAL! Monaco 0-2 Juventus (Higuain)

20:59

Marchisio receives a caution for a clumsy tackle on the gangly Fabinho.

20:57

Another lovely cross from the impressive Dirar just evades Mbappe, who had made another excellent run to engineer some space.

Juventus respond with a wicked Dybala cross that looked destined to find Higuain, but Subasic prevented the connection.

20:56

A dangerous-looking Juventus counter-attack is initially cut out by Dirar, but a second wave of Italian pressure results in Marchisio drawing a good save from Subasic.

At the other end, Mbappe twists and turns but just cannot find a way past Barzagli.

20:51

Mbappe almost latches onto a Lemar pass but Buffon, a man 21 years his senior, hoovers up the danger. Monaco have started the second half much brighter, Bakayoko seems to be operating slightly deeper than he was in the first period.

20:46

We're back under way at the Stade Louis II. How will this one end?

20:33

Half-time: Monaco 0-1 Juventus

Boos and jeers ring round the Stade Louis II. Gonzalo Higuain capped off a fine Juventus move to give his side the lead and score his 30th goal of the season.

Monaco have had chances, Mbappe's looked dangerous in flashes, but Jardim's men have looked rather laboured so far.

20:28

A weight on Higuain's broad shoulders was lifted after his goal.

Gonzalo Higuain
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20:26

Truly superb from Juve.

20:25

Dybala whips a free-kick over the wall but Subasic is equal to it. Less than 10 minutes of the first half remaining.

20:19

Monaco almost respond instantly but Bakayoko just can't connect with Lemar's superb delivery. Almost parity for Monaco, who need to bite back soon.

20:16

An incredible flick from Dybala finds Higuain, who feeds the onrushing Alves.

The Brazilian looks to have stopped the move's momentum, but he manages to find Higuain with a wondrous backheel, and the Argentine makes no mistake this time.

A quite incredible goal from the Italian giants, who have scored a crucial away goal.