Knocking out Barcelona proves Juventus' greatness - Bonucci
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 18:57
An impressive defensive performance and 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou ensured Juventus' passage to the Champions League semi-finals by knocking Barcelona out.
But Juve, who had conceded only two goals in nine Champions League matches this season before Wednesday night, proved far more disciplined at the back.
The reigning Champions League Champions, Barcelona, are not used to this situation, but they have continued to prove that playing away and playing at home are two very different stories, but how many more of these must-win matches can they survive and is their time finally up?
"The other day my father told me one thing which has stayed in my head, and I think it's true".
They should have gone ahead in the 19th minute when a cross took a touch off Luis Suarez and rolled perfectly into the path of the oncoming Messi but he could only put his effort wide from 12 yards.
What's at stake: A spot in the UCL semifinals, with Juventus in full control after a convincing 3-0 win in the first leg led by a double from Paulo Dybala.
Barcelona are in need of a second miracle, but Juventus are surely a different beast to the PSG side who crumbled at the Nou Camp last month.
"The players need to realise that they can do even better and we are slowly improving". One goal from Juventus would mean Barca would have to score five goals, but don't be surprised to see Juve go all out in defense and try and hold on to advance.
"Barcelona failing to score goals over two legs is nearly unheard of", Allegri told Mediaset Premium.
Barca has also been experimenting with a back three as well.
- This is only the third time that Barcelona have scored no goals in a two-legged elimination tie in the modern Champions League.
Sergi Roberto also starts after grabbing the victor in Barca's heroic 6-1 over Paris Saint-Germain last time at the Nou Camp.
Stay tuned for Barcelona vs Juventus final score updates, match result and UEFA Champions league quarterfinal leg 2 victor details.