Juventus 2-1 Monaco: Dani Alves stars again as Juve advances to Champions League final

The Dani Alves show will carry on all the way to Cardiff. On Tuesday in the Champions League semifinal second leg, the Juventus defender again put together an out-of-this world performance, carrying the Italians past Monaco 2-1 in Turin to move on 4-1 on aggregate, by scoring a goal and assisting the other.

Alves has been the star of the finalist club over the two legs, including last week's 2-0 win at Monaco, having a hand in each of his team's goals with one goal and three assists.

He got Juve going in this one 33 minutes in, finding Mario Mandzukic at the back post for the opener:

Then, just before half time, he scored this ferocious strike to make it 2-0, all but ending the tie:

Monaco got one back from Kylian Mbappe in the 69th minute, which was Juve's first goal conceded in the competition since the group stage, but the highest goal scoring team in Europe couldn't produce any more. The visitors didn't create enough chances and missed the crucial ones in the two legs to threaten the Italians, with Juve moving on to the final for the first time since 2015.

Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid will be Juve's opponent in the final, with the two playing their second leg on Wednesday. Real leads 3-0 after the first leg thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick.

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