Champions League: Juventus deserve to go through - Luis Enrique

When the board went up to say there would be a minute of time added on, fans booed in frustration as they'd hoped for more.

In the other quarter-final of the night, Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck in the third and 17th minute consecutively as Monaco progressed with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund that sealed a 6-3 aggregate victory.

The Argentine missed sone glorious chances against Juventus as Barca crashed out of the Champions League 3-0 on aggregate to the Italian champions. We have belief in ourselves, because scoring three goals against Barcelona and keeping a clean sheet at the Nou Camp shows we are a great team.

Not that it mattered and it's Juventus who take their place in Friday's semi-final draw alongside Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco.

The German team's hopes of turning round a first-leg deficit were not helped when the bus they were travelling in was held up by police for 20 minutes outside the team's hotel.

"Real Madrid was the better team", he said. Paolo Dybala, who played through the centre, struggled to be involved in the game like the game in Turin as he was crowded out every time he tried to initiate an attack through the middle.

"Juve is a great team that knows how to defend perfectly".

Messi nearly managed to pick out Jordi Alba with a hooked pass and later played a one-two with the Spaniard before dragging narrowly wide of the far post. "I will remember what happened in the first half there".

While his strike partner Neymar earned a yellow card just before the break, Messi, who suffered a cut face when he clattered the ground after challenging for a high ball, stayed out of trouble.

Messi wasted another opportunity in the 67th when Suarez found him in the box after Buffon left his line and failed to clear the ball.

"We created enough chances to score, but it wasn't to be".

With half an hour remaining and his side still needing three goals to force extra time, Barca coach Luis Enrique replaced midfielder Ivan Rakitic with striker Paco Alcacer, but the fact was that most of his side's efforts continued to be from outside of the penalty area. Juventus managed to isolate Messi, Neymar and Suarez and hardly gave them space to run at them.

The two-time European champions are set to complete an excellent campaign.

Real Madrid may have claimed their two most recent Champions League trophies at the expense of Atletico but another European derby is a distinctly unappealing prospect for the current titleholders.

Vanessa Coleman

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