Just one day after Barcelona were stunned 3-0 at Roma to bow out of the competition on away goals after 4-4 aggregate result, Madrid were rescued by Ronaldo as he scored for the 11th consecutive time in the competition in his 150th Champions League appearance.
Referee Michael Oliver was immediately surrounded by Juventus players, with Gianluigi Buffon sent off before the spot kick could even be taken.
With substitute keeper Wojciech Szczesny on the goal line, Ronaldo sent a blast into the top corner to win the tie for Real Madrid with his 15th goal of the current Champions League campaign.
'Real Madrid go through to the semi-finals loyal to their style, with a doubtful penalty in the 93rd minute, ' added the same newspaper.
Tuttosport reads "Not like that" as they rue the fact that an "immense Juventus" were eliminated from the competition.
Madrid had conceded three goals at home only two other times this season, in a 3-0 loss to Barcelona and a 6-3 win over Girona.
So Los Blancos won the tie in the end, but as they seek a third straight European Cup crown, they definitely lost their fear factor against Juve on Wednesday night.
The closest Real Madrid came to scoring in the first half was a shot in the final seconds by Rafael Varane that hit the cross-bar. In this match, however, the Brazilian was withdrawn at half-time along with Gareth Bale as Zidane threw the dice, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio coming on in their place.
Do you think the referee was right to award the penalty? "I'm happy and proud of how we played, we made the impossible possible". I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident.
They were also pleased that Cristiano Ronaldo converted the spot kick and praised Real Madrid's team spirit during the game.
"We're left with a bitter taste after coming within reach of extra time and being able to really go for it".
Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who was suspended from the second leg encounter was watching the game from the stands but came down to the dug-out in the second half as he watched his side surrender a three-goal advantage.