Juventus stand firm to eliminate Barcelona from Champions League

In Monaco, teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe scored again to set Monaco on their way to a 3-1 second-leg victory over Borussia Dortmund that allowed them to win their Champions League quarter-final 6-3 on aggregate.

"We knew it would be a very tough game, full of hard moments because Barca are the strongest team in the world". I will remember that first half there forever and ever ...

Barcelona's hopes of staging another sensational Champions League comeback fell flat against a hardened Juventus side who held the Catalans to a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate.

The self-belief of the team has grown a lot.

"We are human, of course something is going to affect us".

The goalless draw means Barcelona's European campaign is now over for another season, with Pique backing his side's conquerors to go on and win the competition.

The Barca manager had talked about making their opponents nervous, but that never happened.

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

He almost delivered another important and rare goal, but when the right back's effort flew inches wide 20 minutes from time, so did Barcelona's hopes. I will stick with the attitude of my players and of the fans.

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci talked up the tactical mastery of his side after the Old Lady showcased their renowned defensive resilience to shut out Barcelona and progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

"We leave this game feeling sad but we can't blame anyone".

However, it wasn't enough as Barcelona's fearsome attack sputtered at the Camp Nou against the defending Italian champions.

Enrique insisted that his final season in charge of Barca can still end in glory.

Barcelona must now rest and regroup for Sunday's trip to play Real Madrid in a "clasico" match that will go a long way to deciding the Spanish league title.

Real are three points ahead of Barca with a game in hand.

After the match, the Ireland assistant coach, who also works as a TV pundit, accused the two frontmen of not turning up in either of the two legs of the tie, with their team failing to score against the Italian champions. "I wish them the best and I think they can win the title".

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