Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar could find no approach past a gifted invulnerability of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini as Barcelona unsuccessful to measure in 180 mins of a Champions League quarterfinal opposite Juventus, that is commencement to dream of a treble.
And when Barcelona did get through, maestro goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on palm to forestall anything from going in as Juventus drew 0-0 during Camp Nou on Wednesday to swell to a semifinals 3-0 on aggregate.
“I’m really happy with what a guys are doing,” Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said. “Tonight they all had a good match, we could have played for an whole day though conceding.”
After final week’s 3-0 attainment in Turin, it was Juve’s enemy who were sketch a plaudits specifically Paulo Dybala, who scored twice.
On Wednesday, Juventus put on a defensive masterclass to safeguard there would be no supernatural quip from Barcelona, that kick Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in a final turn to turn a initial group to ever overturn a 4-0 detriment in a competition.
Alex Sandro and former Barcelona right behind Dani Alves started alongside Bonucci and Chiellini, while Barzagli was brought on for a final 16 minutes.
Buffon had to make only one save all compare as Juventus shielded as a team, with a forwards tracking behind too _ something that has been a strength underneath Allegri.
“We’re delighted, we’ve finished a good thing,” Dybala said. “It’s a illusory night for us.
“It wasn’t easy, also given of past matches and Barcelona’s story of comebacks. We were solid, gripping a purify piece opposite them is no meant feat.”
Juventus has grown given a Champions League final better to Barcelona in 2015.
Allegri has instilled in his players an invariable concentration and a avocation to never let their ensure down. With seconds remaining during Camp Nou, Bonucci asked Messi to barter shirts once a final alarm had gone. The Juventus defender was immediately reprimanded by Chiellini, who strike him on a arm to scold him for relaxing for a few seconds, even with a pursuit all though completed.
It is this fortify that has seen Juventus win 5 unbroken joining titles, 3 of them underneath Antonio Conte.
There was widespread agonise among Juventus fans when Conte left to manager a Italian inhabitant group and he was transposed by Allegri, who had been dismissed by AC Milan only a few months previously.
But Allegri guided a group to a initial Champions League final in 12 years as good as back-to-back joining and crater doubles. Juventus is again on march to win Serie A _ where it has an eight-point advantage _ and is in a final of a Italian Cup opposite Lazio. After violence Barcelona, there is a really genuine clarity that Juventus could obey Inter Milan and win a treble.
“We haven’t achieved anything yet, this compare wasn’t a idea though a step towards a final in Cardiff,” Allegri said. “So now we can’t relax during all, we have an critical joining compare opposite Genoa on Sunday, we are in a pivotal partial of a season.”
Allegri believes his group can still improve, and Buffon agrees.
“It was a transparent and observable victory, opposite a group that we still consider is a strongest in a world,” pronounced a maestro Juventus captain. “It’s a right outcome and down to us as we have grown in self-assurance and personality: we are a group that is some-more and some-more European. Beating Barcelona gives us some-more assurances, that opposite other teams we wouldn’t maybe have felt.”
Juventus will find out a semifinal competition on Friday, when a Champions League pull could see it pitted opposite Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Monaco.
“Who don’t we wish to accommodate in a semifinals? Ask a others, who substantially now won’t wish to accommodate us,” Bonucci said. “We’re a frightening tender and a compare for anyone.”
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