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Juventus ousts Real Madrid to reach Champions League final

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, left, celebrates with Juventus

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, left, celebrates with Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon during the UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015. Credit: Getty Images / Javier Soriano

MADRID - Alvaro Morata shocked his former team with a 57th-minute goal, and Juventus reached its first Champions League final since 2003 with a 1-1 tie against defending champion Real Madrid on Thursday night that gave the Italian club a 3-2 aggregate win.

Seeking its third European title and first since 1996, Juventus plays Barcelona in the final at Berlin on June 6.

Cristiano Ronaldo put the hosts ahead with a 23rd-minute penalty kick after Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson ruled Giorgio Chiellini kneed James Rodriguez. Following Juventus' 2-1 win at home last week, that put Real Madrid ahead on away goals.

But Paul Pogba headed the ball to Morata early in the second half, and the 22-year-old Spaniard beat goalkeeper Iker Casillas with a left-footed shot from 11 yards.

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