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REAL MADRID UP 1-0! Ronaldo gives them the lead!

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot.

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22 minutes gone and Real Madrid is up 1-0 after Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot.

James Rodríguez was brought down by the Juventus defense fairly easily and the referee pointed for the spot. It probably was a questionable call but one Real Madrid players will surely take.

Now, Real Madrid can control the tempo of the game and slow things down, as Juventus will need to score in order to stay alive. Remember that a final score of 1-1 will send the Italian team to the Final and a 2-1 would mean extra-time in this one.

Ronaldo missed from the spot against Valencia but it all changed this time. Buffon tried to save it but Ronaldo fooled him and shot it through the center of the goal in a very safe fashion. Juventus looked solid when the game kicked-off, but Real Madrid soon completed good plays.

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