Last-gasp Ronaldo goal sends Real Madrid through to semi-finals

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Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini "was not surprised" that Real Madrid were handed a late penalty in Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg.

After lagging behind the Galacticos in the first leg of the quarterfinals at their home ground by 3 goals, Juventus made a stunning comeback on Wednesday night at Santiago Bernabeu by levelling the scoreboard. The referee's decision to award a penalty kick in favour of Real Madrid against Benatia's push on Lucas' back.

Juventus players were outraged by the decision with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon being dismissed in his final Champions League game.

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'Lucas was tackled from behind and if they don't give him the penalty, it's a goal'.

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"We suffered, but we need to learn from this".

"What happened to Barca was never going to happen to us, we're Real Madrid", said the Brazilian, channeling Madrid's usual self-confidence, which has not waned even following a dismal domestic campaign which has seen them drop down to fourth in the Liga standings, 15 points behind leaders Barca.

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Ronaldo, the Ballon d'Or holder, proved himself to be the best once again, stepping up under the most intense pressure to send his team through.

Gazzetta dello Sport insisted the "furious" Bianconeri "dominated" Real Madrid and were only eliminated only because of a controversial penalty.

"Sevilla are a good team - for a long time we couldn't get a grip on the midfield, but we stopped them scoring - that was important", said Bayern winger Arjen Robben.

If Oliver decides to involve Ramos in his post-match report, there is a big chance that Ramos could face another ban for the next semi-final first leg against one of the other three sides; Bayern Munich, Liverpool or AS Roma.

The penalty came as Vazquez was in position to score in front of the goal after Ronaldo headed down a cross into the area.

The semi-final draw will be made tomorrow.

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