Juventus Reach Champions League Quarter-finals

Massimiliano Allegri side Juventus eased into sent UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with a routine second-leg against Portugal league leaders FC Porto.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg, the Italian champions sealed the tie when striker Paulo Dybala drilled in a low penalty after Porto right-back Maxi Periera was sent off for handball.

Juventus played the second half at a center as they reached the top-8 for the twice in four years.

Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain went closest to a second when he fired wide.

The hosts were heavy favourites to reach the quarter-finals quickfire goals from midfielder Marco Pjaca and defender Dani Alves in Portugal put them in command of the tie.

The Seria-A champions controlled the tempo throughout without exerting too much energy, sealing the victory when they were got a penalty by Uruguay centre-back Pereira.

The second half of the match was played like a practice session for the Juventus, who racked up 68% of possession and 15 shots at goal as their bid for a UEFA Champions League, Seria -A and Coppa Italia treble continues.

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