Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain gave Juventus a valuable 2-0 away victory over Monaco in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final clash at Stade Louis II.

The Argentinian marksman’s brace was pivotal in earning the Italian champions a two-goal aggregate advantage ahead of next Tuesday’s decisive second leg in Turin, with Monaco facing a huge task to overcome when they visit the Juventus Stadium next week. looks back at Wednesday's semi-final, first leg in photos. Watch how the action at Stade Louis II unfolded by clicking through the photo gallery above.

The winner of the UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 in December.