No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches CL semis

No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches CL semis

Juventus have booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 with Barcelona in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

Barcelona down but not out and need a big win tonight against Juventus.

I have never seen Camp Nou react well to a defeat.

Just eight days on from a bomb attack on their bus which left defender Marc Bartra with arm injuries, Dortmund's team coach was delayed for 20 minutes en route to the match, causing a late kick off.

"Juventus is a great team and they were better than us", he said.

Messi couldn't add to his 11 goals in the competition this season, and seemed understandably fazed by a heavy fall in the first half.

Gianluigi Buffon hopes the comprehensive win over five-times European champions Barcelona is a sign his side are ready to take the next step.

He almost delivered another important and rare goal, but when the right-back's effort flew just wide 20 minutes from time so did Barcelona's hopes.

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"The self-belief of the team has grown a lot", he said Allegri. Neymar soon followed him in the book for a wild tackle on Miralem Pjanic moments after the Juventus man had undercut Messi as they jumped for a ball.

Iniesta finally gave Buffon a real challenge with 10 minutes remaining, when his glancing effort of a cross made the veteran goalkeeper get low to save.

Barca coach Luis Enrique had said before the game that if hia team managed to strike early then the noise of the Nou Camp would suck the other goals in.

Barca team-mate Sergi Roberto - who scored the dramatic victor against PSG in the previous round as the Spanish champions overturned a four-goal deficit - added: "The fans got behind us until the last minute, like another player, we needed their support to turn the tie around".

Juventus will be without midfielder Sami Khedira for the first leg of the semifinals after he earned a yellow for fouling Suarez.

Juventus' awesome defensive form in the Champions League stretched to 531 minutes without conceding, with the last goal against them coming on November 22 in the group stage against Sevilla.

If they lose to Real Madrid again on Sunday, it would leave them six points behind their title rivals having played a game more.

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