Juventus on Wednesday night edged closer to booking a place in the final of the 2017 UEFA Champions League in Cardiff in June with a 2-0 win over home side Monaco at the Stade Louis II in the second semi-finals of the competition.
Gonzalo Higuain scored a brace on the night for the Old Lady to continue their impressive away form in the competition after they held Barcelona 0-0 at Camp Nou in the quarter-finals.
Juventus scored in the 29th minute through Higuain who finished off a great counter attacking move with a low shot after Dani Alves’ backheel.
Higuain had chances to add to his tally as well as Monaco’s impressive Kylian Mbappe but both men were undone by the excellent defensive backlines they faced.
Two minutes into the second half, Gianluigi Buffon pulled off a great save to deny Falcao who made himself some space inside the box and unleashed a quick low drive towards the middle of the goal.
Claudio Marchisio wasted a good chance to put his side 2-0 up nine minutes after the break. He was one-on-one with Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic inside the six-yard box and attempted to put the ball low into the middle of the target, but was denied by a great save.
The Italian midifielder was booked four minutes later for a foul on Brazilian defender Fabinho.
Juventus scored a second goal in the 59th minute through Higuain again, Alves again the provider with a cross. Higuain got on the end of it to put the ball low into the middle of the net.
Leonardo Jardim decided to introduce fresh legs, with Valere Germain replacing Thomas Lemar and Joao Moutinho coming on in place of Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Radamel Falcao was stopped in the 73rd minute and soon afterwards it was Bernado Silva who chested the ball down from a Joao Moutinho pass but the ball was cleared.