Matuidi got the third but just as extra-time beckoned - a mouthwatering prospect for the neutral after 90 minutes of stupendous end-to-end football - down went Vazquez, off went Buffon and up stepped Ronaldo. There was no hat trick or bicycle kick from Cristiano Ronaldo.
There was still half an hour left and Madrid were on the verge of one of the most embarrassing nights in their history.
Incensed by the decision, Chiellini referred to last season's controversial quarter-final between Madrid and Bayern, who lost 4-2 at the Bernabeu and 6-3 on aggregate after Ronaldo's extra-time victor came from an offside position, while Arturo Vidal was sent off.
THE Italian press slammed the decision to award Real Madrid a last-gasp penalty at the Bernabeu, insisting Juventus were robbed. They dominated from the kick-off, and were allowed the freedom of the Bernabeu down the right flank from where all their goals came.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg in Turin, Juventus hinted at the extraordinary when they clawed two goals back against the defending champions before half-time, as hitman Mario Mandzukic headed the visitors into contention.
With Barcelona dramatically exiting the competition to AS Roma on Tuesday, after surrendering a three-goal advantage from the first leg, there was a real possibility Madrid would suffer the same fate.
The 40-year-old was more reflective later, and appeared to confirm that the game, his 117th Champions League appearance, was also his last in the tournament. Let us know in the comments section below.
Madrid struggled in defense as Ramos was suspended and Nacho Fernandez was out injured, prompting youngster Jesus Vallejo had to play in central defense alongside Raphael Varane.
However, he could not resist pointing out that his team were denied a spot kick for a similar challenge on Juan Cuadrado in stoppage time of the first leg.
Los Blancos will now take on Bayern Munich with the victor meeting Roma or Liverpool in the final.