Juventus beat Monaco again to advance to Champions League final

Juventus' Dani Alves celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League semi final second leg soccer match between Juventus and Monaco in Turin Italy Tuesday

Juventus book Champions League final place

No team has reached the Champions League final on more occasions than Juventus (six - level with AC Milan).

Alves was the undoubted star of the tie, setting up Gonzalo Higuain's double in Monaco and Mario Mandzukic's opener in Turin before outdoing them both with a 25-yard volley to cap Juve's progression.

Juventus have a month to improve before the Champions League final, says manager Massimiliano Allegri, who has urged his players to keep their focus.

However, after suffering heartbreak against Barcelona in the 2015 final as the Bianconeri lost 3-1, the 39-year-old confessed that he doubted whether he would reach this stage again.

In an wonderful, trophy-loaded career stretching over three decades, the 39-year-old stopper has won practically everything there is to win- multiple Scudettos, Coppa Italias, a UEFA cup and, of course, a World Cup. It is attractive, two years ago many people thought I'd played in my last final, and I had considered this hypothesis too, but I wasn't sure.

"Juventus had not conceded goals for several games, and the first leg was a bit of a blow to our ambitions, but today we played a good game with a lot of aggression", he added.

When Juventus were forced into a very early modification, midfielder Sami Khedira departing with a hamstring injury, the residence side can definitely have been forgiven for being unclear. "It is not easy to make it into the Champions League final, and now we are at a crucial moment of the season, so tomorrow we need to refocus because we have won nothing yet".

"Now all we need to do is go to Cardiff and produce the best Juve performance of all time".

"This is now a mature team, aware of their capabilities".

"We learned a lesson in Berlin". Ours is 18 and we have a lot of players who are 21, 22, 23, and I think that is the difference. "When the stress sets in and I no longer enjoy it, that's the time to change". "Plus with the weapons we have in front we always manage to score".

"This is a wonderful night for everyone". The Old Lady displayed enormous guile and were far too experienced for the French side who had destroyed Manchester City and Dortmund in earlier rounds.

The Argentine worldwide added: "I hope to be decisive to help my team".

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