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Champions League: Juventus lead Monaco in semi-final

Monaco travel to Juventus for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final

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Champions League: Juventus lead Monaco in semi-final

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Juventus have been in high spirits as they prepare for their Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Monaco.

The Serie A leaders are closing in on a second final in three seasons, after convincingly winning the first tie 2-0.

Gonzalo Higuain struck twice for the Old Lady, whose watertight defence have not conceded a goal for over six matches in the competition.

History is not on Monaco’s side either, as Juve have won all 11 of their two-legged ties against French sides.

The Ligue 1 team have been free-scoring this season, but they have a mountain to climb if they want to reach the final in Cardiff on June the third – no side has ever overturned two-goal semi-final first-leg loss.

On the other side of the draw, Real Madrid take a commanding 3-0 lead into their second leg clash against neighbours Atletico at the Vicente Calderon stadium.