Champions League: Juve, Real advance to semifinals

Updated: 2015-04-23 07:04


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Hernandez late show ends Real's Atletico jinx

Champions League: Juve, Real advance to semifinals

Real Madrid's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring the first goal during their Champions League quarterfinal second leg match against Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, April 22, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Javier Hernandez's late strike kept Real Madrid on course for a record-extending 11th European Cup crown with a 1-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid in a tense quarter-final at the Bernebau on Wednesday.

The first leg ended 0-0 and the tie appeared to be heading for a first goalless draw after two legs in Champions League knockout history until James Rodriguez slipped a pass through to Cristiano Ronaldo in the 88th minute.

The Portugal forward unselfishly squared for Hernandez and the Mexican striker stroked the ball past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to seal a 1-0 aggregate victory, Real's first win over Atletico in eight matches this season.