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Real Madrid edged a controversial and dramatic Group B encounter with Juventus on Wednesday, putting them in firm control of the group heading into the second half of the group stages.
Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, the second of which came from the penalty spot, saw Madrid to the three points—rendering Fernando Llorente's first-half equaliser little more than a temporary road block.
But there was plenty of drama in the contest, with Giorgio Chiellini being dubiously dismissed in the 48th minute for putting an arm across Ronaldo's face—before a bizarre incident involving Arturo Vidal in the Real Madrid penalty area.
Ronaldo opened the scoring after just four minutes, rounding Gianluigi Buffon before clipping home from a tight angle. But Juventus roared back, with Llorente soon bundling home after Paul Pogba had nearly beaten Iker Casillas with a far post header.
Parity lasted just a further six minutes, however, before Chiellini was penalised for pulling down Sergio Ramos in the box as he tried to get on the end of a free-kick.
Ronaldo duly found the top corner, in what turned out to be the winning goal.
The second half saw more drama, with Chiellini harshly dismissed for his clash with Ronaldo. Yet despite that setback Juventus continued to push, albeit without finding an equalising goal.
Real now control Group B with nine points, while Juventus slip to third with just two points acquired from their three games so far.
On target: 4-5
Pass completion: 92-86