Juventus's Morata scores vs. Real Madrid again in Champions League
For the second time in this semifinal tie, ex-Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata has scored to push his former club to the brink of Champions League elimination.
Morata scored the opener for Juventus in the Italian side's 2-1 win in the first leg in Turin, and he struck again in the second half of the return leg in Madrid on Wednesday. The goal made the game 1-1, with Juventus now holding a 3-2 aggregate lead and, crucially, the same number of away goals as Real Madrid.
The goal came from almost nothing, as Arturo Vidal lofted a hopeful ball into the Real Madrid box. However, Paul Pogba was able to get on the end of it, winning a header that fell right to the left foot of Morata. The 22-year-old made no mistake with his finish, and like last time kept his celebrations to a minimum:
The goal is Morata's fourth in the Champions League this season, and 13th in all competitions. A product of Real Madrid's youth academy, Morata joined Juventus this past summer after finding playing time hard to come by with the defending European champions. However, Real Madrid reportedly has a buy-back clause with Juventus for Morata. They may think about exercising it after this.