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Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Carlos Tevez gives Juve the edge after goals from Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo

Published 05/05/2015

Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Juventus fans cheer before the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLOMARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Juventus fans cheer before the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORINOLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Real Madrid's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez (top) fights for the ball with Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
Juventus' defender from Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner fights for the ball with Real Madrid's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
Juventus' forward from Argentina Carlos Tevez (R) is tackled by Real Madrid's defender Dani Carvajal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORINOLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Juventus' midfielder from Chile Arturo Vidal (L) argues with referee Martin Atkinson during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLOMARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
Juventus' forward from Argentina Carlos Tevez jumps for the ball during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLOMARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe (R) fights for the ball with Juventus' midfielder from Chile Arturo Vidal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
TURIN, ITALY - MAY 05: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF looks on during the UEFA Champions League semi final match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
TURIN, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Patrice Evra of Juventus takes on Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
TURIN, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Carlos Tevez of Juventus celebrates as he scores their second goal from a penalty during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
TURIN, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Carlos Tevez of Juventus is fouled by Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid CF for a penalty during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY - MAY 05: Arturo Vidal of Juventus FC gestures during the UEFA Champions League semi final match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY - MAY 05: Carlos Tevez (R) of Juventus FC competes for the ball with Pepe (L) of Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League semi final match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
TURIN, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Juventus fans look on prior to the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
TURIN, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Juventus fans show their support prior to the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Juventus and Real Madrid played out an entertaining semi-final first leg as they battle for a place in the Champions League final.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 76th goal of his UEFA Champions League career to nudge ahead of Lionel Messi in the all-time standings but it was not enough to save Real Madrid from defeat in Turin.

Juventus will take a slender 2-1 advantage into next week's semi-final second leg in Spain after an early effort from Madrid-born Alvaro Morata and a second-half penalty from Carlos Tevez sandwiched Ronaldo's close-range header.

The Italians looked determined to make the most of their first Champions League semi-final in 12 years as they took the game to the visitors and were denied an early penalty claim when Arturo Virdal went down in the box.

Morata, who left Real for Juventus last summer, refused to celebrate when he slotted the opener after eight minutes after Tevez cut into the right side of the box and sent in a low cross.

The impressive Tevez was close to making it two when he dragged a shot across the face of goal after being sent clear by Stefano Sturaro, while Ronaldo uncharacteristically wasted a similar opportunity at the other end.

But Ronaldo could hardly miss in the 27th minute when James Rodriguez lofted a perfect cross across the face of goal and the Portuguese superstar was left with the simplest of opportunities to once again make history.

Rodriguez should have put the visitors in front in the 41st minute when he met an Isco cross with a diving header in front of goal which struck the bar before Marcelo knocked the rebound over.

Juventus continued to press early in the second half and referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot when Tevez was brought down by Daniel Carvajal in the 56th minute, the Argentinian picking himself up to hit a firm effort past Iker Casillas.

The home side continued to press for a third goal with Morata's replacement Fernando Llorente playing a central role in two chances in the dying minutes.

The Spaniard beat Raphael Varane on the right but could not quite cut the ball back for Roberto Pereira in the box, then he failed to connect in front of goal from an Andrea Pirlo free-kick.

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