Real slides through on late penalty

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Mario Mandzukic scored twice in the first half before Blaise Matuidi scored another goal after the break to wipe out Madrid's three-goal advantage from the first leg.

Real, Champions League winners in three of the past four seasons, came into the second leg leading 3-0, helped by Ronaldo's stunning bicycle kick. You have to fight to the end. We didn't play a bad game, we played a good game, but the ball didn't go in and that created some anxiety for us.

And Madrid captain for the night, Marcelo, took the opportunity to take a pop at Spanish rivals Barcelona after his side's victory.

90th minute: Benatia push on Vazquez is adjudged to be a foul and Oliver points to the spot. The Madrid crowd at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium gave Buffon a standing ovation as he left the field.

"Buffon said what he said. We deserved to go through to the semi-finals over the course of the tie and we can be pleased with that", the Real Madrid boss added. "It's a shame it ends like this".

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo says he did not understand Juventus players' furious protests - including a straight red card for visiting goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon - at the 93rd-minute penalty which the Portugal worldwide scored to decide Wednesday's dramatic Champions League quarterfinal second leg at the Bernabeu.

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That deficit made Wednesday's return leg seem like an impossible task for Juventus but they got off to the flawless start when Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring with a header two minutes into the match.

10 - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 10 goals against Juventus in the Champions League, the most for a player against a single opponent.

98th minute: Ronaldo is booked for taking off his shirt while celebrating in front of the home supporters. Just after Mandzukic got his second goal, Raphael Varane rattled the crossbar with a header to which Buffon got his fingertips.

Los Blancos were completely outplayed throughout the second leg of their quarterfinal by the Bianconeri and yet fate conspired to send them spinning out of the Champions League in controversial circumstances.

They lost 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund in 2014, going through 3-2 on aggregate and scraped into the semis two years ago by the same aggregate score after a 2-0 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg.

Having seen the Madrid press revel in Barcelona's shock exit to Roma on Tuesday, the Barcelona-based newspapers might have thought they could be enjoying some schadenfreude as Real looked to be on the ropes against Juventus. "But it won't get any easier".