BARCELONA TRASH OUT BY JUVENTUS (0-3 on aggregate): SPORT NEWS - Naijatrends.com.ng

BARCELONA TRASH OUT BY JUVENTUS (0-3 on aggregate): SPORT NEWS

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Barcelona tried every trick in the book but they could not crack this Juventus defensive wall which was brilliantly led by Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. By the end substitute Andrea Barzagli was also on and all three of these warriors hugged at the final whistle. It is nine Champions League ties for Juventus this season and just two goals conceded. “They built a mountain,” Gerard Pique said and Barcelona could not scale it with the defender adding: “They were better than us, they deserved to go through.” Juventus trash out almighty Barcelona from champions league giving real Madrid hope for the trophy,Barcelona happens to be the greatest threat to trophy.

 

 

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There were tears from Barcelona with Neymar, who had embarked on no fewer than 20 dribbles and worked intensely, crying while Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez stood in head-bowed disbelief. Messi will have been deep in thought having, despite Juventus’s organization, spurned three golden opportunities he would normally have expected to take. His night was summed up when he landed painfully on his face.

Juventus join Manchester United (2007-08) and Bayern Munich (2012-13) as one of only three teams that have stopped the Catalans scoring in both legs of a Champions League tie.

Barca boss Luis Enrique will leave the Nou Camp this summer having failed to reach the semi-finals for a second successive season.

This was every bit as painful as their exit at the hands of La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid at the same stage 12 months ago.

They had 19 shots on the night – yet only one on target as Juve avenged their defeat against the same opponents in the 2015 final.

Neymar, who scored twice in the 6-1 return leg win over Paris St-Germain in the previous round, ended this game in tears with Barcelona’s season in danger of falling flat.

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon has now kept 46 clean sheets in the Champions League. Only Iker Casillas (54), Edwin van der Sar (50) and Petr Cech (47) have more.
Buffon’s 2016-17 Champions League campaign: Nine games seven clean sheets, two goals conceded.
Juve last won the Champions League in 1996.
Lionel Messi had five shots off target in the match, his most in a Champions League game since September 2015 against Roma

 

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