UEFA Champions League

February 22, 2005

Full-time

Real Madrid

1 - 0

Juventus

UEFA Champions League

19:45 +00:00, February 22, 2005

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Spain

Referee: Lobos Michel

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    The visitors withstood most of what Real could throw at them and now have the second leg to turn it around in Turin.

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    Juve were outplayed for the majority of the match but the Italians won't be that disappointed with a 1-0 defeat.

  • 90'

    There could be one last attack for Juve...no...the final whistle blows and it's all over.

  • 89'

    It's goalkeeper tennis until Zambrotta takes a tumble under a challenge from Raul Bravo.

  • 88'

    Casillas launches the ball down the pitch to Buffon, who kicks it straight back up the other end.

  • 87'

    Juve win a corner as Carlos makes a last ditch challenge. Emerson heads over the bar.

  • 86'

    Zidane gets kicked in the stomach and Beckham rides a studs-up challenge as time ticks away.

  • 85'

    Things look bleak for Juve now as Ibrahimovic, their only spark in attack, is looking tired and heavy legged.

  • 84'

    Ibrahimovic has been inspired by Zidane but his own attempts at trickery end in failure as he ties himself in knots.

  • 82'

    Owen rides Zambrotta's challenge and wins a corner for Real Madrid. Zidane pulls off a cheeky back-heel flick and wins a freekick near the corner flag.

  • 81'

    ...the Swedish striker holds off Helguera and fires a shot straight at Casillas - a great chance for the equalizer.

  • 80'

    Zalayeta comes on for Del Piero and has an immediate effect by playing a through-ball for Ibrahimovic....

  • 79'

    Zambrotta makes an excellent tackle on Raul. The ref blows for a foul then books Zambrotta as the player tells him what he thinks of the decision. I'm with Zambrotta.

  • 78'

    Del Piero grabs a handful of Figo's shirt and gets booked by our card-happy referee.

  • 77'

    Samuel produces a thumping header that hits the inside of the post and somehow bounces out of, instead of into, the goal.

  • 75'

    Real make a change. Ronaldo goes off to a mixture of cheers and whistles as Owen comes on.

  • 74'

    Figo skips past Taccinardi, Beckham chips the ball in to Zidane, who can't bring it down in the area. Goalkick.

  • 73'

    Del Piero whips in a cross for Camoranesi but Samuel heads behind for corner - which Juve waste.

  • 72'

    Camoranesi provides a decent delivery and Emerson should have done better with his effort on goal.

  • 71'

    Samuel gets booked for a late tackle on Ibrahimovic and Juve win a freekick in a dangerous position.

  • 70'

    Real have two quick claims for a penalty. One a handball and one a shirt tug.

  • 69'

    Samuel blocks Del Piero's strike, the shot was so hard that the ball has popped and needs to be replaced.

  • 68'

    Ibrahimovic wins a foul off Samuel. Emerson finds Ibrahimovic and his cross is scrambled away.

  • 67'

    Juve make a change. Tacchinardi replaces the yellow carded Blasi.

  • 66'

    Zidane weaves his magic to draw 'oos' and 'aaas' from the crowd. But Juve aren't spellbound and break up the Real attack.

  • 64'

    Blasi gets booked for a foul on Raul and that will rule him out of the return leg.

  • 63'

    Zambrotta probes the left flank and delivers a lofted cross that Emerson heads into Casillas' open arms.

  • 62'

    Zidane gets on with the game and cuts the ball back across the box. No Real player was quick enough to keep up with him and Cannavaro clears the danger.

  • 61'

    Gravesen is in the face of another Juve player and needs to calm down if he wants to stay on the pitch. Meanwhile Samuel is down injured.

  • 60'

    Del Piero delivers a great ball from the freekick but Helguera stoops to head the ball clear.

  • 59'

    Camoranesi wins a foul from Gravesen then some shoving ensues. Olivera and Gravesen both get booked.

  • 57'

    Figo takes a dive and rugby tackles Zambrotta as he looks for freekick. He gets up expecting the decision and is frustrated to see it go the other way - and rightly so.

  • 56'

    Real skirt the edge of the box. Zidane makes space for a shot and Buffon is called into action once again. Figo puts the rebound over the bar.

  • 54'

    Ronaldo, who has been very quiet, finds some space to sprint at the defence, turn and then fire off a low shot that Buffon palms past the post.

  • 53'

    Camoranesi forces Carlos back with an attacking run, the Real defender stretches to make the tackle and gets up holding his groin.

  • 52'

    Millions of pounds worth of talent queue up to take it. Beckham eventually strikes the freekick into the wall.

  • 51'

    Roberto Carlos gallops down the flank (I don't think he has been in his own half this match) and finds Figo, who is fouled on the edge of the box.

  • 50'

    Thuram races out from the back and finds Del Piero with an incisve through-ball. The Italian striker dwells on the ball and Gravesen gets back to make an important tackle.

  • 49'

    All Real's flicks and tricks are coming off for them at the moment...until Zidane is fouled and the play stops for a freekick.

  • 48'

    Zidane finds Carlos with a deft flick, the Brazilian defender whips in wicked cross that Buffon punches clear.

  • 47'

    Zidane chases down Thuram and wins possession for Real - the great man showing he is not just an attacking talent.

  • 46'

    Real get the second-half underway. The home fans will want more of the same.

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    The ref blows for half-time! Real have been on the attack since the off and deserve to be leading 1-0. Emerson and Del Piero have been awful for the visitors, who have also lost Nedved.

  • 45'

    Olivera stands on Raul's heel. The striker writhes around on the floor but Olivera escapes a yellow card.

  • 40'

    Blasi and Olivera push Figo off the ball. That was a top quality shove.

  • 39'

    I think Buffon must have had more time in possession than any other player on the pitch.

  • 38'

    In the other other games Arsenal are losing 1-0 in Munich and Liverpool are winning 2-0 at home to Levekusen.

  • 38'

    Beckham has the chance to deliver another quality freekick. He opts for the short pass and Juve's defence rushes out to smother the attack.

  • 37'

    Gravesen gets forward from his holding position and hoists the ball into the box. Buffon tips the ball away from Raul's head and collects at the second attempt.

  • 35'

    Nedved can't continue so on comes Olivera - who was on loan at Atletico Madrid last season.

  • 34'

    Ibrahimovic is the only danger man for Juve so far, Del Piero has been anonymous.

  • 33'

    Casillas kicks the ball out so Nedved can get treatment for a head injury. The crowd don't like his sporting gesture.

  • 31'

    Juve lost the lead in Serie A this weekend and now they are a goal down in Europe. It's a testing time for the Old Lady.

  • 30'

    The Englishman whips in a trademark cross and Helguera nods the ball past Buffon and into the far corner of the net. GOAL!!!

  • 29'

    Zidane dives to win a freekick and Beckham has the chance to deliver a quality cross from the left...

  • 28'

    Emerson shifts the ball from right to left foot and then fires a dipping shot over the bar - or did Casillas tip it over?

  • 27'

    Buffon may be the most expensive keeper in the game but he is certainly earning his money today.

  • 25'

    Beckham flicks the ball through to Raul. Buffon saves the striker's shot but the flag was up for offside in any case.

  • 25'

    Blasi nutmegs Gravesen. Nedved's return ball goes astray and the pressure is back on Juve.

  • 24'

    Buffon is being kept very busy and once again he rushes off his line to snuff out another of Real's relentless attacks.

  • 23'

    Carlos sprints down the left flank and pulls the ball back for Raul, who smashes his shot against the bar.

  • 22'

    Apart from Casillas the entire Real team are inside the Juve half looking for the first goal.

  • 21'

    Zidane works hard on the left flank and eventually manufactures enough space for a cross. Buffon collects the ball at his near post.

  • 20'

    Thuram makes a great, firm tackle on Raul but the ref disagrees and shows Thuram a yellow card. It wasn't even a foul.

  • 19'

    It still 0-0 but these two sides have never drawn a match against each other so a goal should not be far away.

  • 17'

    Zambrotta breaks but ignores Camoranesi in acres of space on the right and the move breaks down.

  • 16'

    Cannavaro loses the ball deep in his own half, fortunately for the defender Beckham cannot keep it in play.

  • 16'

    Emerson is a liability for Juve.

  • 15'

    Ibrahimovic shows his skill on the deck and draws a routine save from Casillas with a speculative curling shot.

  • 14'

    Juve are playing as expected; sitting back, soaking up the pressure and hitting Real on the break. A tactic that has given them five 1-0 wins in Europe this season.

  • 13'

    Juve make a rare forward foray. Once again Emerson's final pass is a poor one and Ibrahimovic lets him know about it.

  • 12'

    Bravo, on for the injured Salgado, moves forward down the right. Gravesen needlessly fouls Blasi in the centre of the pitch.

  • 10'

    Whistles burst from the stands as Juve enjoy a spell of possession. Zidane breaks it up and slips the ball through to Ronaldo...the flag is up for offside.

  • 9'

    Emerson's through-ball bounces off the heels of Ibrahimovic and Real break. Ronaldo sprints towards the box but Buffon races off his line and collects the ball at the Brazilian's feet.

  • 8'

    Zidane and Figo open up Juve. Carlos crosses for Raul, who fires over the bar from the edge of the box.

  • 7'

    Ronaldo whips in a cross from the left but Thuram stretches to cut it out at the near post. Helguera makes a last ditch tackle on Ibrahimovic to stop a Juve break.

  • 6'

    Slagado is in real trouble and signals to the bench that he needs to come off - not a good start for Real.

  • 5'

    Del Piero skins Salgado, who is still limping, and Juve win a freekick - virtually a corner. Helguera heads clear.

  • 4'

    Salgado clashes knees with Nedved and has to leave the pitch for treatment. The solid defender limps back on.

  • 3'

    Helguera gets an early taste of the battle he will face against Ibrahimovic in the air. The ref gives the defender a foul.

  • 2'

    Blasi knocks Zidane off the ball for the first freekick of the game. Emerson is seeing a lot of the ball for Juve but his final ball has been poor so far.

  • 1'

    Juve get the game underway, kicking from right to left in their all blue kit. Real are all in white.

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    Juve team: Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Lilian Thuram, Gianluca Zambrotta, Jonathan Zebina, Emanuele Blasi, Mauro German Camoranesi, Emerson, Pavel Nedved, Alessandro Del Piero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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    Real Team: Iker Casillas, Roberto Carlos, Ivan Helguera, Michel Salgado, Walter Samuel, David Beckham, Luis Figo, Thomas Gravesen, Zinedine Zidane, Gonzalez Raul, Luiz Ronaldo

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