Barcelona 0 Juventus 0 (0-3 agg)


Barcelona's front three produced very little against a resolute Juventus defense and bow out quietly from the UEFA Champions League.

If Barcelona are to do the impossible in the quarter-final as well, after losing 3-0 in Turin, they will need the winger to be at his electric best.

There were a couple of opportunities for Lionel Messi, but no real clear-cut chances for Barca in a colossal defensive display from Juve that will have left PSG and Unai Emery wondering what might have been after the French side folded with a 4-0 lead at Camp Nou in the previous round.

Barcelona earned corner after corner - 13 in all - but could produce no joy in the late stages and for all their attempts finished with only a single shot on target, their fewest in a home Champions League game in the past seven years.

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"I think it's not who we don't want to face, but the fact all three of the other teams don't want to face us". Behind their defence, they also have one of the greatest goalkeepers the game of football has ever seen - Gianluigi Buffon.

And when Messi did get free inside the area, Barcelona's all-time leading scorer squandered both his chances to spark a fightback.

Juventus are in the Champions League semi-finals with Real Madrid, Monaco and Atletico Madrid. Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta said the team needed to put in its best performance of the season.

Giorgio Chiellini and Luis Suarez were spotted swapping shirts in the aftermath of Juventus' victory over Barcelona on Wednesday evening.

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And Juventus were given another warning in the 67th minute when the luckless Messi volleyed over with Buffon in no man's land after failing to cut out a corner, with Barcelona, by this point, dominating possession and territory. Right now, 60 percent for us, but we have great respect for Barcelona, " Alves said in a press conference ahead of the clash.

The result ended Barcelona's run of 15 wins in as many home European matches since the arrival of Luis Enrique, who will leave the club this summer.

But Juve, who had conceded only two goals in nine Champions League matches this season before Wednesday night, proved far more disciplined at the back.

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