Chicharito lifts Real Madrid by Atlético into Champions League semifinals

MADRID (AP) — A late goal by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez gave Real Madrid a tense 1-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid and a place in the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday.

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After the first leg of their quarterfinal had finished 0-0 last week, Hernandez missed three good chances to break the deadlock for the holders before finally finding the net in the 88th minute from close range following a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico midfielder Arda Turan had been sent off for a second yellow card after a rash challenge on Madrid's Sergio Ramos in the 76th minute.

As in the first leg of the derby between last season's finalists, Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak kept his team in the tie by saving a series of shots on goal by Madrid.

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