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Juventus - FC Barcelona
Champions League - 12 April 2017
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FT: Juventus 3-0 Barcelona. Dybala (2) and Chiellini put the Catalans to the sword as Luis Enrique's men suffer another away day nightmare. All eyes on the Nou Camp on April 19 to see if Barca can produce another miracle recovery like they did against PSG in the second leg in the last 16.
Four minutes added. Juventus so close to a huge first-leg lead.
- Yellow cardMario LeminaJuventus
Lemina also booked.
- Yellow cardSamuel UmtitiFC Barcelona
- OffMiralem PjanicJuventus
- OnAndrea BarzagliJuventus
JUVENTUS CHANGE: Barzagli on for Pjanic.
The corner is cleared. Barca come again but Rakitic miscues Mascherano's pass behind on the volley. Juventus are almost there!
Messi fires the free kick straight into the wall. Suarez picks it up on the right of the box and wins a corner.
Rincon with a poor challenge on Messi 25 yards out. Big chance for Barca now...
The Italians would believe they could hold their nerve with a 3-0 advantage though... surely lightning couldn't strike twice, could it?
Just five more minutes for Juventus. Of course, you can never rule Barca out, even at 3-0. Just ask PSG...
ATTEMPTS: Juventus 13-12 Barcelona.
Not this time. Barcelona clear their lines. Tick tock...
Sergi Roberto concedes a corner and Juventus have another breather. Can they snare a fourth?
- OffPaulo DybalaJuventus
- OnTomás RincónJuventus
JUVENTUS CHANGE: A big ovation for Dybala who is replaced by Rincon.
Rakitic's right-wing corner just misses Umtiti's leap. Messi picks it up and teases another cross towards Umtiti who can't grow enough to nod home.
Juventus survive the resulting corner and secure the respite of a free kick.
The visitors continue to probe and Juventus are creaking at times. Neymar dances into the box on the left but his cutback is stabbed away from Suarez by Chiellini. High fives all around in that home defence.
Still time for Barca to change the complexion of this tie.
More Barca pressure... Suarez smashes over the bar.
- Yellow cardSami KhediraJuventus
Khedira booked for diving.
- OffJuan CuadradoJuventus
- OnMario LeminaJuventus
JUVENTUS CHANGE: Cuadrado off, Lemina on.
Juventus have the ball in the net again - but the flag is up. Replays showing it wasn't offside...
All Barcelona now. A long time for Juventus to hang on here.
Juventus having a breather after Cuadrado received some treatment.
BARCA PENALTY SHOUT! All hands to the pump for Juve. Neymar takes aim from the edge of the box and sees his shot blocked by the hand f Chiellini. No spot kick given as it hits the Italian on the head before striking his arm.
CLOSE! Messi turns brilliantly and slips a pass in to Suarez who rolls Bonucci but fires inches past the far post.
Each Barca pass is greeted by whistles. An away goal would change the mood here.
It's been said about a number of Barca players. One day it'll be true...
Dybala surges into the left side of the box and goes down too easily under pressure from two defenders. The referee is not interested.
- Yellow cardMario MandžukicJuventus
Mandzukic booked for catching Sergi Roberto.
Super defending at the other end by Chiellini as he nods Messi's dangerous cross behind.
Messi somehow nods down a hoisted ball towards Suarez who is caught on his heels. Frustration evident on those Barca faces.
Juve - strong in defence and dangerous in attack.
- Yellow cardAndrés IniestaFC Barcelona
That's a disaster for Barca. Looks like they are going to need another Nou Camp miracle.
- GoalGiorgio ChielliniJuventus
GOAL! It is three now. Chiellini easily rises above Mascherano to power a header into the far corner from a left-wing corner.
It should be three. Higuain races clear as Barca foolishly push up trying to defend Alves' ball over the top. Higuain runs through but cracks his shot straight at ter Stegen from the right of the area.
- Yellow cardLuis SuárezFC Barcelona
GOOD SAVE! Higuain given too much time to take a touch and take aim from 25 yards. It's a clever low effort, but ter Stegen gets down to his left to thwart him.
Barcelona are asking plenty of questions now. Juve are stretched as it drops for Iniesta on the edge of the area, but the veteran fizzes over the top.
Neymar fires well over from 30 yards out.
Smart keeping from Buffon as he throws himself on the ball with Suarez in pursuit.
Harsh but funny! Meanwhile, Barca press with Iniesta firing just wide from the far left of the box.
Enrique has changed to four at the back after Juve enjoyed so much joy down the flanks in the first 45.
CLOSE! Messi fires just wide from 20 yards after Bonucci's sensational last-ditch tackle had dropped kindly for him.
Impressive first-half numbers.
- OffJérémy MathieuFC Barcelona
- OnAndré GomesFC Barcelona
BARCA HT CHANGE: Andre Gomes on for Mathieu.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Juventus restart the contest.
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HT: Juventus 2-0 Barcelona. Dybala's double separates the sides. Can Barca get back into it in the second period or will they need more Nou Camp heroics?
CLOSE! Juve break down the left. It's cut back for Higuain who forces ter Stegen to parry. Fortunately for the Barca stopper, Mathieu is there to hack it behind for a corner.
Dybala wins a free kick off Mascherano inside his own half to ease some of the pressure. The hosts will be desperate to get to the break with their two-goal advantage intact.
It's the same pattern as Barca boss possession. Juventus are just dropping deep and breaking when they can, but it's not as frequent as Allegri would like.
Mathieu arcs a cross in towards Suarez. It hits Chiellini and flies just wide. The resulting corner drops at the far post but won't fall for a Barca player. Buffon gratefully gathers.
Is a Barca goal inevitable? They are probing away...
Cuadrado gets free down the right once more. He takes his time before laying it back for Pjanic who curves over the top with a first-time 25 yarder.
Remember, Barcelona are the top scorers in this season’s Champions League with 26 goals in eight games. Nine of those have come from set-piece, also the highest tally in this season’s competition.
More and more whistles from the crowd as Barca dominate the ball. Juve have barely attacked since the second goal.
Nice stat. Plenty of time left for a treble too....
Barca have the ball in the net - but the flag is up! Messi steels possession deep in Juve territory off Khedira, but his pass to Suarez finds his teammate offside.
Rakitic tries to sneak a reverse pass to Suarez on the left edge of the box, but Alex Sandro does well to block it.
- Yellow cardDani AlvesJuventus
Alves booked against his old team.
A decent spell of possession for Barca, but they are struggling to pick holes in the Juve rearguard.
Nice try Gaz!
VIDEO: Dybala makes it two.
Just 76 seconds between that Buffon save and Dybala's second. A key moment in this tie perhaps?
- GoalPaulo DybalaJuventus
GOAL! It's two! Juventus go up the other end and make the visitors pay. Dybala is at the double as he curves a lovely first-time shot in from 18 yards from Mandzukic's delightful cutback.
GREAT SAVE! Messi dissects the Juve defence with a ball in-behind for Iniesta's run. The midfielder is free on the left of the box but sees his low shot tipped past the post by Buffon.
Proof that Juve were quick out of the traps!
Dybala tumbled once more. Juve will toss it from the right flank once more. This time Suarez gets a firm header on it to clear.
Home comforts for Dybala.
DID YOU KNOW? Barcelona have won 10 of their last 13 games in the Champions League knockout stages (L3). However, they’ve also lost three of their last four away games in the k/o stages (W1), conceding nine goals.
Dybala with a smart run into the right channel, but Bonucci's raking pass from deep has too much heat on it and ter Stegen is able to gather on the edge of his area.
It's been a quiet start to the evening for the MSN.
VIDEO: Dybala's delight.
Messi steps up and curls the ball way over the bar.
Whistles as Barca enjoy a spell of possession. Patient build up from the Catalan side who win a free kick on the right wing after Chiellini trips Messi.
Dybala continues his hot streak at the Juventus Stadium.
Goal number 15 for the season Dybala. it was a lovely touch and turn to set up the exquisite finish. Barca pay the price for giving the hosts far too much space.
- GoalPaulo DybalaJuventus
GOAL! Juventus lead! Cuadrado weaves in from the right and plays it to Paulo Dybala who spins brilliantly before curling a low shot into the corner.
The Catalans have never beaten Juventus on their own soil in European competition (D2 L2) and Barca have lost two of their last three away games in this competition. Ominous for the La Liga side?
Barca making life difficult for themselves by over-elaborating at the back. Juventus pressing them with real hunger.
Miralem Pjanic curves a wonderful right-wing free kick onto the head of Higuain who can only power a header straight at ter Stegen. The Argentine striker should have scored.
Paulo Dybala tripped by Iniesta on the right flank. Early danger for the visitors.
Sami Khedira with an early effort that flies off target. Juventus flying out of the traps.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Barca get this last eight clash underway.
CLASS ACT: Lionel Messi has scored 11 goals in this season’s Champions League, already his best tally since the 2011/12 campaign (14).
we're not far from kick off in Italy though, so let's take a closer look at the teams. Juventus make five changes to the side that defeated Chievo 2-0 on Saturday. Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alves, Miralem Pjanić and Mario Mandžukić all return in a very attack-minded line-up for the hosts. Barca stick with 3-4-3 as Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique come back in following the 2-0 loss at Malaga. Sergio Busquets is suspended but the big news is that Jeremy Mathieu is called into the defence.
News emerging from Dortmund.
Gonzalo Higuain has scored only two goals in 22 Champions League knockout games. In the group stages, he’s netted 13 goals in 38 games.
DID YOU KNOW? Neymar has delivered eight assists in this season’s Champions League, more than any other player. He’s also completed the most dribbles (33).
ATTACK V DEFENCE? Barca have the mercurial MSN, but Juventus have conceded fewer goals in the Champions League this season than any of the other seven sides still left in the competition (two in eight games). Both of those goals came from set-piece.
Luis Enrique: "We have to play good football because Juventus’ numbers are stunning. They’re at the height of their story, and what it means to be in the quarter finals of the Champions League. We have to play a great match though, regardless of where we’re playing and it will certainly be difficult to overcome an opponent of this magnitude."
The pre-match buzz is warming up nicely.
Massimiliano Allegri: “It's a great challenge and we have to play with the confidence that we can beat Barcelona. It's always good not to concede a goal when you play the first leg at home but that is going to be difficult this time and it is likely they will score. Barcelona have those three in attack but they also leave space behind.”
YOUR verdict on who will reach the semi finals.
Elsewhere in the CL tonight, worrying reports emerging from Dortmund...
FAMILIAR FACE: Alves won a massive 23 titles over eight seasons at the Nou Camp, including three Champions League triumphs.
Juventus’ progress was less dramatic as they eased past Porto 3-0 on aggregate to make it to the quarter-finals for the third time in the last five Champions League seasons. In that period, no other Italian club has reached the Last eight of the competition.
STAT: Juventus have won their last four games in the Champions League, the current longest run in the competition. They are the only unbeaten team this season alongside Real Madrid. The Bianconeri haven’t conceded a goal for 351 minutes - this is also the current longest run in the competition. Sevilla’s Nico Pareja was the last player to find the Turin nets (back in November).
Barcelona’s belief that they can lift the trophy for a sixth time will be sky high following their sensational comeback success over Paris Saint Germain in the last 16. The Catalans trailed 4-0 from the first leg but somehow pulled off the improbable with a 6-1 victory at the Nou Camp (6-5 on aggregate).
CONFIRMED TEAMS – JUVENTUS: Buffon, Dani Alves, Alex Sandro, Chiellini, Bonucci, Cuadrado, Khedira, Pjanić, Dybala, Mandžukić, Higuaín...Subs: Neto, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Rincón, Marchisio, Lemina, Asamoah. /// BARCELONA: Ter Stegen, S.Roberto, Umtiti, Piqué, Mathieu, Mascherano, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar... Subs: Cillessen, Alba, Digne, Alena, Denis, Alcácer, A.Gomes.
LAST TIME: Barcelona were crowned champions of Europe for the fifth time as they defeated the Old Lady 3-1 in the final in Berlin two years ago. Alvaro Morata cancelled out Ivan Rakitic’s opener before Luis Suarez and an injury-time strike from Neymar sealed the treble for the Catalan giants.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League quarter final, first leg between Juventus and Barcelona at Juventus Stadium. It’s a repeat of the 2015 final and sees ex-Blaugrana legend, Dani Alves come up against his old club for the first time since leaving Catalonia for Turin last summer. It’s a real heavyweight tussle and all gets under way at 7.45pm BST.