Juventus close out Barca to strech Champions League semis

Barcelona have unsuccessful to strech a Champions League semi-finals for a second unbroken season

Barcelona have unsuccessful to strech a Champions League semi-finals for a second unbroken season

Juventus constructed an well-developed defensive opening to strech a semi-finals of a Champions League after interlude Barcelona from scoring during a Nou Camp.

Trailing 3-0 from a initial leg, Barca peppered a Italian idea though unsuccessful to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first-leg 4-0 necessity to flog Paris St-Germain.

Lionel Messi, who had progressing been denied by Gianluigi Buffon, dismissed wastefully over a bar while Luis Suarez and Neymar also spurned chances on a night Barca were limited to one shot on target.

Juve’s Gonzalo Higuain dismissed tamely during Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Juan Cuadrado missed another possibility though a final alarm was distinguished extravagantly by a champions of Italy, who have not conceded a singular idea from open play in this season’s Champions League.

Juventus join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday’s last-four pull (from 11:00 BST).

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Juventus players applaud reaching a semi-finals of a Champions League

Reaction from Wednesday’s Champions League games

Juve impetus on after defensive masterclass

The champions of Italy are 180 mins divided from a final in Cardiff on 3 Jun after a glorious defensive opening as Barca and their challenging strike force unsuccessful to measure over dual legs.

Juventus join Manchester United (2007-08) and Bayern Munich (2012-13) as one of usually 3 teams that have stopped a Catalans scoring in both legs of a Champions League tie.

They were as dauntless and assertive as they were ease and trained with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini staggering during a heart of a defence.

When Barca did conduct to carve out chances, Suarez, Messi and Neymar unsuccessful to deliver.

All 3 had chances before a interval. In a space of a few minutes, Suarez had a goal-bound shot blocked, Messi dragged a possibility from 12 yards and Neymar volleyed wide.

It pronounced all about Juve’s defensive arrangement that Buffon usually had one save to make, a 39-year-old denying Messi before a Barca brazen beaten a miscarry into a side-netting.

Yet Juve, as brave going brazen as they were plain during a back, competence have beaten a Spanish champions for a second time in a week.

Higuain should have finished improved from tighten operation after a turn over a tip before Cuadrado flashed a possibility narrowly far-reaching on a counter.

In a finish it did not matter, Juve and their travelling fans distinguished a night to remember.

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Barca attempted 35 shots over a dual legs – 16 in Turin (top graphic) and another 19 during home (bottom graphic). But usually 5 shots, indicated by a immature arrows, were on aim opposite a 180 minutes. They managed 4 in a initial leg, though usually one – by Lionel Messi in a initial half – during a Nou Camp

Barca’s deteriorate in risk of unravelling

Barca trainer Luis Enrique will leave a Nou Camp this summer carrying unsuccessful to strech a semi-finals for a second unbroken season.

This was each bit as unpleasant as their exit during a hands of La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid during a same theatre 12 months ago.

They had 19 shots on a night – nonetheless usually one on aim as Juve avenged their better opposite a same opponents in a 2015 final.

Neymar, who scored twice in a 6-1 lapse leg win over Paris St-Germain in a prior round, finished this diversion in tears with Barcelona’s deteriorate in risk of descending flat.

They face Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday (19:45 BST) meaningful better will leave them 6 points behind a leaders, who have a diversion in hand.

Barca are in a final of a Copa del Rey though Enrique knows that even if his side flog Alaves on 27 May, it will be meagre satisfaction if they destroy to win La Liga following another unsatisfactory European campaign.

Man of a compare – Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

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Juventus were well-developed in each dialect though their defensive opening was outstanding. Giorgio Chiellini (right) used all his knowledge to assistance his group allege on a night to remember

Buffon in steer of his initial Champions League delight – a stats

  • Juventus screw Gianluigi Buffon has now kept 46 purify sheets in a Champions League. Only Iker Casillas (54), Edwin outpost der Sar (50) and Petr Cech (47) have more.
  • Buffon’s 2016-17 Champions League campaign: Nine games 7 purify sheets, dual goals conceded.
  • Juve final won a Champions League in 1996.
  • Lionel Messi had 5 shots off aim in a match, his many in a Champions League diversion given Sep 2015 opposite Roma (also five).

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Match ends, Barcelona 0, Juventus 0.

Second Half ends, Barcelona 0, Juventus 0.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alex Sandro.

Substitution, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a giveaway flog on a left wing.

Foul by Dani Alves (Juventus).

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

Attempt blocked. Mario Lemina (Juventus) left footed shot from a right side of a box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.

Foul by Dani Alves (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) header from a centre of a box is high and far-reaching to a left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cranky following a corner.

Substitution, Juventus. Mario Lemina replaces Juan Cuadrado.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

Attempt blocked. Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) left footed shot from a centre of a box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Alves.

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a by ball, though Gerard Piqué is held offside.

Attempt saved. Sami Khedira (Juventus) right footed shot from a right side of a box is saved in a centre of a goal. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

Substitution, Barcelona. Javier Mascherano replaces Sergi Roberto.

Attempt blocked. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) left footed shot from a centre of a box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alex Sandro.

Substitution, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli replaces Paulo Dybala.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.

Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

Attempt blocked. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) header from a centre of a box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from a right side of a box is high and far-reaching to a left. Assisted by Dani Alves.

Attempt missed. Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) left footed shot from a right side of a box is close, though misses to a left. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from a centre of a box is too high. Assisted by Luis Suárez following a corner.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outward a box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Dani Alves.

Hand turn by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

Sami Khedira (Juventus) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.

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