Coming away from the Stade Louis II with a convincing 2-0 win puts the Bianconeri in the driving seat to reach the ninth final in the club's illustrious history, and while Juventus can take nothing for granted in the second leg against a team who have set the competition alight and deserve to reach the Last 4, destiny appears to be on their side.
Juventus take on Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League on June 3 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Playing against Leonardo Jardim's Monaco at Turin for the second leg of Champions League semi-final, Juventus's steely defence, which had seen zero goals conceded in the last six games, was finally broken by Mbappe in the 69th minute on Tuesday. Juventus hoping to win Europe's most prestigious club trophy after 21 years.
Chelsea are reported to be interested in signing Juventus star Dani Alves in the summer, Sport.es reported a few days ago.
"My goal against Buffon was pointless really, it's pretty much just anecdotal", Mbappe said. We can not concede like that when distracted. This looked possible with the host two up inside 20 minutes but Real Madrid weathered the Atleti storm, a 2-1 defeat on the night saw them through 4-2 on aggregate. The Portuguese's triple salvo allowed Zinedine Zidane's men to plant one foot firmly in the final, though the French coach is taking nothing for granted: "We've still got a long way to go". It doesn't matter what happened in the past, it only matters what we can achieve with this team now. In Berlin we had a magnificent midfield, but we're certainly no worse off now. "I don't think many are surprised this year after the run we've been on".
"The change of system made us feel more European, only as long as everyone worked hard off the ball. We are solid at the back and nearly always manage to score upfront". Eleven-time victor Real Madrid, as always, is the team most convinced it belongs there.
"This is a wonderful night for everyone".
"Now we are in the crucial phase of the season because we have not won anything yet".
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