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Chicharito sees Real to Champions League semis

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MADRID (AP) – A late goal by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez gave Real Madrid a tense 1-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid and a place in the Champions League football semi-finals on Wednesday.

After the first leg of their quarter-final had finished 0-0 last week, Hernandez missed three good chances to break the deadlock for the cup holders before finding the net in the 88th minute from close range following a pass by Cristiano Ronaldo.

By then, Atletico were down to ten men after midfielder Arda Turan was sent off for a second yellow card following a rash challenge on Madrid’s Sergio Ramos in the 76th minute.

As in the first leg of the derby between last season’s finalists, Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak kept his team in the tie by saving a series of shots on goal by Madrid’s forwards.

In the night’s other match, Juventus drew 0-0 at Monaco to reach the semi-finals with a 1-0 victory on aggregate.

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