So, it'll be a Juventus-Real Madrid final, what a contest this could be in Cardiff as holders, Real, look to create history, becoming the first club to defend the competition in the Champions League era.
Dani Alves has been Juventus' trump card this season.
The road to Cardiff took a definitive turn as it was Juventus who booked their place in the revered final.Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring in the 33rd minute after pouncing on an exquisite cross from Dani Alves.
Leonardo Bonucci admits Juventus will likely need to produce their "best performance of all time" to win the Champions League in Cardiff next month. "Now I am with Real Madrid, the club of my life, and it will be a attractive final", the French manager said at a press conference.
It was a remarkable turnaround for a player who felt unwanted when Barcelona made a decision to release him as a free agent in June and then suffered a broken left fibula in November. "He's won 29 titles". The teenager scored again on Tuesday, netting Monaco's consolation goal in the 2-1 loss to take his tally to 25 for the season. I'm happy because it helped the team win and reach the final. Entering Tuesday, just four teams remain in Monaco, Juventus, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. This time, it could be Juventus' year, especially after it eased past the Catalan team 3-0 on aggregate in the quarterfinals.
"Two years ago we had an impressive midfield", Bonucci said. "From tomorrow we have to think about what we can do in these in 20 days". A classic act by Buffon himself who gave a hug and kiss on forehead to the 18-year old in a "father figure" act, might go down as Mbappe's highlight for the day, even if his goal went in vain.
Boasting the best defence in the competition, having conceded just two goals to date, I Bianconeri recorded a sixth consecutive clean sheet in Monaco thanks to another fine performance by Gianluigi Buffon.
The Brazilian fullback initially struggled in Turin, but has since become an integral part of Max Allegri's side providing a wealth of experience at the highest level on the right flank - during their run to the Champions League final.
"I think Juve have the tools to win this trophy now".