Champions League - Quarter-Finals - 2nd Leg
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Barcelona 0-0 Juventus (agg 0-3)

Barcelona have failed to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the second successive season
Barcelona have failed to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the second successive season

Juventus produced an exceptional defensive performance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after stopping Barcelona from scoring at the Nou Camp.

Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Barca peppered the Italian goal but failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first-leg 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain.

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

Juve's Gonzalo Higuain fired tamely at Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Juan Cuadrado missed another chance but the final whistle was celebrated wildly by the champions of Italy, who have not conceded a single goal from open play in this season's Champions League.

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

Juventus players celebrate reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League
Juventus players celebrate reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League

Reaction from Wednesday's Champions League games

Juve march on after defensive masterclass

The champions of Italy are 180 minutes away from the final in Cardiff on 3 June after a superb defensive performance as Barca and their formidable strike force failed to score over two legs.

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.

They were as brave and aggressive as they were calm and disciplined with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini monumental at the heart of the defence.

When Barca did manage to carve out chances, Suarez, Messi and Neymar failed to deliver.

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

It said everything about Juve's defensive display that Buffon only had one save to make, the 39-year-old denying Messi before the Barca forward hammered the rebound into the side-netting.

Yet Juve, as adventurous going forward as they were solid at the back, might have beaten the Spanish champions for the second time in a week.

Higuain should have done better from close range after a ball over the top before Cuadrado flashed a chance narrowly wide on the counter.

In the end it did not matter, Juve and their travelling fans celebrated a night to remember.

Barcelona v Juventus
Barca attempted 35 shots over the two legs - 16 in Turin (top graphic) and another 19 at home (bottom graphic). But only five shots, indicated by the green arrows, were on target across the 180 minutes. They managed four in the first leg, but only one - by Lionel Messi in the first half - at the Nou Camp

Barca's season in danger of unravelling

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.

They face Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday (19:45 BST) knowing defeat will leave them six points behind the leaders, who have a game in hand.

Barca are in the final of the Copa del Rey but Enrique knows that even if his side beat Alaves on 27 May, it will be scant consolation if they fail to win La Liga following another disappointing European campaign.

Man of the match - Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

Juventus were exceptional in every department but their defensive performance was outstanding. Giorgio Chiellini (right) used all his experience to help his team advance on a night to remember
Juventus were exceptional in every department but their defensive performance was outstanding. Giorgio Chiellini (right) used all his experience to help his team advance on a night to remember

Buffon in sight of his first Champions League triumph - the stats

  • 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 (also five).

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20SergiSubstituted forMascheranoat 78'minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18Alba
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forAlcácerat 58'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8IniestaBooked at 40mins
  • 10Messi
  • 9L Suárez
  • 11NeymarBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 17Alcácer
  • 19Digne
  • 21André Gomes
  • 28Aleñá

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 23Dani Alves
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 57mins
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 5Pjanic
  • 6KhediraBooked at 64mins
  • 7CuadradoSubstituted forLeminaat 84'minutes
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forBarzagliat 75'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forAsamoahat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 15Barzagli
  • 18Lemina
  • 22Asamoah
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 28Rincón
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
96,290

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 0, Juventus 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 0, Juventus 0.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alex Sandro.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dani Alves (Juventus).

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

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

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dani Alves (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mario Lemina replaces Juan Cuadrado.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

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

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Gerard Piqué is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Sami Khedira (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Javier Mascherano replaces Sergi Roberto.

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

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alex Sandro.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli replaces Paulo Dybala.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

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

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

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

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

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the 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 outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Dani Alves.

Hand ball by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

A

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B

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C

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D

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E

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F

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G

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H

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