Juventus Football Club becomes favorite side to play this season’s Champions League finals after authoritatively beating French Side Monaco in the Opponent’s ground by two goals to nil. Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín struck two goals in each half to give the Italian side away goal advantage that could make a repeat of 1997 CL finals between Juve and Madrid in which Real emerged victorious by a goal to nil, bearing in mind Ronaldo’s hatrick had a day before mercilessly tortured Madrid neighbors Atletico.
The bad omen could have started after 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe in two occasions attempted to score with a header and a shot only to be frustrated by the 39-year-old experienced goal keeper Buffon. In the first half, ex-Barcelona defender Dani Alves assisted Higuaín to put Massimiliano Allegri’s side in the charge of the game by striking at 29’ minutes. Later in the second half, the 29-year-old striker completed a brace with a left footed shot from the left of the six yard box to the center of the goal still helped by man of the match Alves.
Match day goal score Higuaín speaking to BBC Sports revealed how he fights for moments such as that except things haven’t been working his way.
“I fight so hard for these moments. Goals were not coming for me in this competition but I knew I just had to stay calm and keep working hard.”
Nevertheless Fabinho admitted Juventus were a better side hence deserved the win, yet didn’t rule out a special come back on the return leg next week. In his own words, this is what he had to say;
“They were better and deserved to win but we’re going to try everything in the return match.”
Besides the two away goals advantage, Juventus looks the team to reach finals because of their probably the best defense in the whole of Europe coupled with the exhibition of Buffon’s experience by the saves he makes, alongside [Le] Zebre inability to suffer two goals defeat for four years at the Juventus Stadium.
Full Time Scores
Monaco 0 – 2 Juventus
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