UEFA Champions League

May 6, 2003

Full-time

Real Madrid

2 - 1

Juventus

UEFA Champions League

18:45 +00:00, May 6, 2003

Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

Referee: T Hauge

  • 90'

    The last action of the match. Real have their win but maybe, just maybe they will rue that away goal from the Italians.

  • 90'

    Solari wins a corner. Real chase that last goal. The ball is fumbled by Buffon and falls to Helguera who again can't compose himself to finish.

  • 90'

    Buffon came to Juve's rescue by putting off Helguera and saving that Figo shot.

  • 90'

    Figo gets an opportunity. He drills it left-footed and Buffon palms away. Carlos collects a rebound to cross. Helguera fires over the bar when he was falling.

  • 89'

    Solari makes space for a left-wing cross. It's cleared. Conte with an overhead clearance.

  • 88'

    Figo fouls the efferevescent Camoranesi. Juve will take their time. Casillas forced to hack away.

  • 87'

    Hierro heads away. Zidane tries to find Portillo but the youngster is offside.

  • 85'

    Real get away. Zidane and Figo running hard on goal but Carlos is ignored and the Portugal star gets a chance to run at the defence. He loses it after a series of jinks and twists.

  • 84'

    Camoranesi runs on. Del Piero has a shot charged down by Helguera.

  • 84'

    Figo gets his lollipops out again as he runs at the heart of the defence. He plays a pass sideways to...Zambrotta.

  • 81'

    Zidane flatters to deceive with a back-heel. Then Portillo is clattered by Cameranesi.

  • 81'

    Nedved makes way for Juventus. Marco Di Vaio comes on. Marcelo Lippi seemingly wants a goal.

  • 80'

    Carlos to hammer it......in fact it limps to Buffon. Another addition to the crap free-kicks collection.

  • 79'

    Solari comes on for the ineffectual Morientes. Tudor comes off for Camaronesi, the dual nationality man.

  • 78'

    Zidane shows control when he looked to have lost the ball. Ferrara clatters into Figo and it's another booking. The veteran will miss out next week.

  • 76'

    Guti's ball is intercepted by Thuram on the edge of the box.

  • 76'

    Carlos stops Zambrotta. Zidane is over-deliberate when a pacy attack is needed.

  • 74'

    Real's fans singing again. Maybe fortune is on their side. Zidane fouls Del Piero.

  • 74'

    The Real favouritism school of thought may have some more ammo after that decision. A homer if ever there was.

  • 72'

    The ball is pumped in. Knocked out and Roberto Carlos drills in a shot. It nestles in the back of the net. An offside flag waves. The ref consults his linesman but no player interfered and that's a goal. 2-1 to Real. Controversial.

  • 70'

    At the other end Ferrara heads a corner behind.

  • 70'

    Juve play some steady passing. Then Zambrotta, not for the first time, beats the left hand side of the Real defence and gets a cross in. Del Piero gets the ball only to scuff a shot.

  • 69'

    Buffon palms away a shot. Roberto Carlos down the left but everyone misses his smashed cross. Better from Real.

  • 67'

    Zambrotta beats four players and when Del Piero was going through a Hierro hack came to the rescue.

  • 67'

    Cross came in from Birindelli. Del Piero gets up to head wide. Another chance.

  • 66'

    Ferrara shows his age when Portillo chases back. But Buffon bails him out.

  • 64'

    Figo shows neat skill but a left-foot cross is poor. Salgado tries to shoot but his chip serves as a back-pass to Buffon.

  • 62'

    Makalele and Zidane are over-deliberate when a hoof clear would have sufficed.

  • 62'

    Juve force a corner. Zambrotta's header had Casillas wavering but he's happy to watch the ball drift over.

  • 61'

    Figo cuts in. He loses the ball. Guti gets a chance...no, he's tackled. Nedved and Conte can't make much of a chance to break.

  • 60'

    Juve on the attack. But an offside flag stops a move in its tracks. Zidane is hurried when he has a chance against his old club.

  • 58'

    A Real break but Buffon gets a Figo cross.

  • 57'

    Del Piero gets a chance. Zambrotta takes Carlos apart. But the snap shot is deflected behind. Casillas gets the resulting corner clear.

  • 57'

    Conte is booked for a foul on Guti. The cards are mounting for the old lady.

  • 56'

    Zidane has to hack clear. Real are showing signs of worry.

  • 54'

    Zambrotta beat Carlos and got a cross in. Del Piero was slow to control when Trezeguet looked the favourite.

  • 54'

    But Conte comes back on. Guti plays a pass out to Carlos who lashes the ball off for a corner.

  • 52'

    Figo cuts in and gets a shot in. He doesn't hit the target. Conte goes down. He looks in pain.

  • 51'

    Zidane can't find a way through. Pessotto stops his pass.

  • 50'

    Morientes fails to get to a Figo pass. Frustration growing.

  • 49'

    Hierro hammers away as Nedved threatens. Portillo comes on.

  • 48'

    Things suddenly don't look quite so bright for Real Madrid.

  • 48'

    Ronaldo looks to have played his last part in the game. Javier Portillo will replace him.

  • 47'

    Figo beats two men to get a cross in. But Buffon catches the ball.

  • 47'

    Zambrotta's cross evades everyone but Real were troubled by his diagonal ball.

  • 46'

    Trezeguet lost the ball but then robbed Makalele to win it back.

  • 45'

    Real kick off. And they need goals. Iuliano has been replaced for Juve by Pessotto.

  • 45'

    No further action to speak of and the ref puts and end to a first half which have dominated but find themselves level.

  • 44'

    Against the run of play but the Italians won't care a fig. Real's fabled defensive problems let them down.

  • 44'

    And at the other end....chaos in the Real area. Del Piero's bad pass deflects into Trezeguet. Two bites of the cherry and he knocks it in. 1-1 and a vital, vital away goal.

  • 44'

    Morientes gets a chance. But he leans back on a Ronaldo flick to fire over.

  • 43'

    Del Piero and Trezeguet try to link but fail again. They've been frustrated.

  • 42'

    Nedved heads away. Del Piero concedes a free-kick. Which is overhit for Roberto Carlos. Thunderthighs can't keep it in.

  • 41'

    Figo charges down the right and wins a corner off Birindelli.

  • 40'

    Figo on the charge. Ronaldo gets a touch. Zidane gets the ball, weaves when he had a chance to shoot but then holds off three defenders with a spin. His cross is just too high.

  • 37'

    Del Piero gets a chance but he can't hook it over. He then loses it when he gets a second chance.

  • 37'

    Zidane brilliance. He turns and releases Figo but a corner is the result. Which Salgado, perhaps wanting to emulate his full-back partner, thrashes it fully twenty feet wide and over the bar.

  • 36'

    Guti gets back well as Thuram charges. Juve finding it hard to service their forward line.

  • 35'

    Lovely move finds Figo on the wing. Ferrara climbs on Morientes and Buffon can head away.

  • 35'

    Ferrara thwarts a charge from Morientes. Canny defending from the veteran.

  • 34'

    Zambrotta is booked for a heavy tackle on Roberto Carlos. Juve have a few players on sudden death already.

  • 33'

    Birindelli is fouled by Ronaldo's silly hack.

  • 33'

    Ronaldo beats Iuliano but not Tudor. He hits the deck but no foul is given.

  • 32'

    Zidane skids a shot from distance which Buffon takes two attempts to stop.

  • 31'

    Helguera stops a Nedved ball out to a galloping Thuram. He was fortunate.

  • 30'

    Iuliano heads backwards for Buffon. He kicks away.

  • 29'

    Ronaldo is clattered by Iuliano. And the Italian is booked.

  • 29'

    You guessed it. He wakes up the sleepers on Row Z with another aimless howitzer.

  • 28'

    He of the slick hair and lantern jaw gets up. Roberto Carlos...........

  • 27'

    Figo is baulked by a heavy Birindelli challenge.

  • 27'

    Tudor does well under pressure. Del Piero's control is poor when he's played in.

  • 26'

    Figo shows the Juve defence a number of lollipops but his finish ain't so sweet and drifts into the crowd.

  • 25'

    Real want another and Zidane gets a cross in. This time it's cleared. Nedved breaks and his shot is clutched by Casillas.

  • 23'

    He shuts the boo-boys right up by running on to a flick from Morientes and side-footing with genuine power past Buffon. A great goal from the best striker in the game. 1-0 Real!

  • 22'

    Ronaldo is stopped in his tracks and is given the bird for his failure from the crowd.

  • 21'

    Again Juve clear. Figo, on the burst, had a pass intercepted.

  • 21'

    Figo's kick hits Hierro but he nods in the wrong direction.

  • 21'

    Ronaldo cuts in but numbers get back to clear. Morientes can't head at goal. A corner is forced.

  • 20'

    Figo's cross is nodded away from Morientes.

  • 18'

    Ronaldo has a shot charged down. Figo drags an effort wide.

  • 17'

    Birindelli's fine challenge stops a Figo charge.

  • 16'

    Real are casual but effective at the back. Ronaldo makes an attempt at a penalty claim. No dice from the ref.

  • 15'

    Ronaldo is fouled on the edge of the area. Free-kick.....guess who to take? No, Zidane takes a dipper and forces a save from Buffon. Maybe Del Bosque reads Soccernet after all.

  • 13'

    Trezeguet gets a snap-shot in. He's offside though.

  • 12'

    Guti threaded a reverse ball and Zidane miscontrols. A collector's item.

  • 12'

    Zidane is offcolour with a pass. Juve get it clear.

  • 11'

    Casillas punches away. Thuram runs the ball out for a goal-kick.

  • 10'

    Conte's shot skips up and out for a corner.

  • 9'

    Juve happy to play possession football. Salgado eventually concedes a throw.

  • 8'

    Of course. He smashes into the stands. Why does he take them when Zidane and Figo are in the team? God knows. Part of his contract we reckon at Soccernet. Fact: He's terrible at free-kicks.

  • 7'

    Free-kick. Carlos to leather it....?

  • 7'

    Helguera's stretch is in vain. Trezeguet gets a shot in but Carlos' back stops it getting goalward. Not that a corner is given.

  • 6'

    Guti plays in Ronaldo who outpaces Ferrara but can only scuff at Buffon.

  • 5'

    Real are thwarted in an attempt to build an attack. Ronaldo's flick can't find Morientes. Nor can a Figo cross.

  • 3'

    Fifo fouled as he cuts in. Birindelli the criminal.

  • 3'

    Juve on the attack. Thuram gets a cross in. Panic in the area as Hierro heads away when Casillas came to punch. Nedved can't get enough neck power into his header. Madrid were lucky too.

  • 2'

    Figo down the right. His cross evades everyone but Carlos lashes it again - this time off for a throw-in.

  • 1'

    Makalele played into trouble. He's fouled.

  • 1'

    Figo gets it out right. Zidane outnumbered and Carlos, no surprises here, smashes wide.

  • 1'

    Juve get us underway. A long hit forward and Makalele sweeps up.

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    Real aiming for that tenth European title and Juve for their third. A dampish evening in Madrid and the fans are getting behind their team.

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    Juve will miss the wiles of Paolo Montero and Edgar Davids. Tudor and Conte take their places.

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    Perhaps most surprising of those is the selection of Morientes alongside Ronaldo. McManaman's omission is less of a heart-stopper.

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    Teams: Real: Casillas, Salgado, Hierro, Helguera, Carlos, Makelele, Guti, Zidane, Figo, Morientes, Ronaldo. Juventus: Buffon, Ferrara, Iuliano, Thuram, Birindelli, Tudor, Conte, Zambrotta, Nedved, Del Piero, Trezeguet

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