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Clinical Juventus too much for Monaco

First-half goals from Mario Mandžukić and Dani Alves ended the challenge of Monaco's vibrant young side and took Juventus into a second final in three years with a 4-1 aggregate win.

Highlights: Dani Alves stunner as Juventus book final spot

Juventus reached the UEFA Champions League final for the second time in three years as first-half goals from Mario Mandžukić and the irrepressible Dani Alves ended the challenge of Monaco's vibrant young side.

Two-nil to the good from the semi-final first leg, and having not conceded a UEFA Champions League goal in 621 minutes, Juve nearly came unstuck within four minutes as Kylian Mbappé's shot came back off the upright – although the offside flag had already been raised. The hosts then lost Sami Khedira to a hamstring injury, Claudio Marchisio coming on, and gradually Juve settled.

Dani Alves: We haven't achieved anything yet

They twice passed up golden chances to extend their aggregate advantage, Gonzalo Higuaín clipping a shot over Danijel Subašić that Kamil Glik cleared, before the Monaco goalkeeper blocked from Mandžukić as the Croatian closed on goal.

In the 33rd minute, Mandžukić was more clinical – although he needed a second attempt to convert Dani Alves's cross, rounding off a swift counterattack by firing high into the net after Subašić had saved his header.

Subašić's fine first-half display continued with stops from Higuaín and Paulo Dybala, yet on the stroke of half-time – after he had punched clear a corner – luck was against the keeper once more as Dani Alves's superb volley escaped his dive to double Juve's lead on the night.