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Easy for Juventus

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM
Juventus’ scorer Dani Alves (centre) and his teammates Claudio Marchisio (right) and Gianluigi Buffon celebrate their side’s second goal during the Champions League semi-final second-leg match against Monaco yesterday.

TURIN, Italy (AP):

Dani Alves inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco yesterday to send the Italian club to their second Champions League final in three years.

Alves set up Mario Mandzukic's opener in the 33rd minute and got on the scoresheet himself on the stroke of half-time with a fantastic volley s as Juventus swept to a 4-1 victory on aggregate.

Kylian Mbappe scored a consolation goal in the 69th minute for Monaco, as Juventus remained on course for the treble. Massimiliano Allegri's side is likely to secure an unprecedented sixth Serie A title on Sunday at Roma, while it is also in the Italian Cup final.

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet today for the other second-leg match. Defending champions Real Madrid lead 3-0.