Barcelona v Juventus - As it happened

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Barcelona v Juventus - As it happened

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Barcelona v Juventus - As it happened

Barcelona could not complete the comeback this time. The Catalans were met by an organised and solid Juventus who proved impossible to break down.

The end

The Camp Nou rises to support the team

The fans cheer on despite defeat...

Yellow card Pique

A strong challenge on Chiellini, product of frustration.

3 added minutes

Unless the hosts can score a goal a minute Juventus will be heading into the semi-finals.

Not long to go now...

It just has not been Barca's night, and Juve have been tough to break down.

Asamoah on for Higuain

Hard work from the striker who sacrificed himself much like Dybala.

Juve close!

There is as much chance of a goal at Barca's end as there is at the other. Lemina now shoots and the ball creeps into the side netting for a corner.

Cuadrado makes way for Lemina

The game has really opened up with Barca needing to take risks in these final minutes.

What a chance Barca!

Never write them off. Buffon saves his team from going a goal down after Mascherano looked to get on the end of a Neymar cross in the six-yard box.

Mascherano on for Sergi Roberto

Sergi Roberto will not be the one to score the winning goal this time...

Barzagli replaces Dybala

A defensive change from the Italians as Barcelona are awarded a free kick at the right corner of Juve's box.

Dybala almost curls one in!

The little Argentinian player skipped past his marker and cut on to his favoured left foot, but his shot is off target.

Sergi Roberto close!

Messi pulled the ball back for the right-back, whose shot whistled past the post.

Chance Barcelona!

Buffon's mistake after coming out in a corner kick to palm the ball away, the ball falls to Messi who strikes well over. The Argentine does not have his shooting boots on today...

Yellow card Khedira

The midfielder went into a lunging tackle on Suarez and would miss the next match if they make it.

Off the crossbar!

Juventus are awarded a corner kick after Pjanic's shot takes a wicked deflection and Ter Stegen palms the ball for a corner kick just in case.

Alcacer on for Rakitic

The hosts now have four forwards on the pitch.

Messi over the bar!

The curling free kick is off target.

Dangerous free kick for Barca

Chiellini brought down Suarez just outside the box and he goes in the ref's book for his troubles.

Messi again!

Another shot from the Argentinian player, but it is deflected for a corner kick.

Chance Juventus!

Cuadrado again. He tries to shoot into the near post and Ter Stegen palms the ball on to the side-netting.

Barca almost get the first!

Messi gets the return ball from Neymar and fires over the bar.

Chance Juventus!

Dybala won the ball back at midfield, passed to Higuain who saw Cuadrado in space on the right. The winger drags his shot wide of the left post. A warning for Barcelona...

Dybala gets the ball rolling!

We're back!

Players jump back out for the second half, cheered on by the crowd.

Half time

Still no goals at the Camp Nou, but plenty of tension. Things have started to heat up and there will be more action in the second half no doubt. Messi enjoyed what was probably the best chance when he volleyed wide inside the box.

1 added minute

Neymar yellow card

The Brazilian goes into the book for a late challenge on Pjanic after the midfielder brings down Messi. Rash from the winger who would miss the next match.

Things heating up!

Enrique and Allegri exchange words at the touchline after the home side do not throw the ball out when Mandzukic was down. Dybala eventually kicks the ball out, only for Barcelona not to return the ball to the Italians' dismay.

Yellow card for Iniesta

The Barca captain goes into the book for a tackle on Cuadrado as the Colombian was getting ready to break.

Chance Juventus!

The Italians enjoy a spell of possession and Pjanic finds Higuain in the area with a clever dink behind the defence, but the Argentine shoots at Ter Stegen.

Barcelona continue to press

It is the hosts who are on the front foot again, but they cannot find the goal.

Khedira is down

Neymar caught him with the studs and the German midfielder looks to be hurt.

Save from Buffon!

Messi's shot from the edge of the box was deflected and Buffon went down well to clear the ball.

Another warning, for Neymar this time

Heated protests from the Brazilian, but there was no foul on him. Barca players should concentrate on the game and avoid protesting every decision...

The referee has a word with Busquets

Barca players protesting a supposed foul on Messi, urged on by the crowd. The official is having none of it and he tells the midfielder to stop complaining.

Barcelona starting to turn the screw

The home side are slowly beginning to trap Juventus in their own half. Enrique's men have had a few chances to score the first goal.

Neymar fires out!

Jordi Alba pulled the ball back for the winger, and he volleyed to the left of Buffon.

Messi wide!

The best chance of the game until now. The ball falls to Messi in the box, and he blasts wide.

Barca close to the first goal!

Messi with a wonderful ball behind the defence and Alba is inches away from getting to the ball.

Rakitic blazes the ball over!

The match has opened up. First, Juventus are up one end and Pique makes a crucial block from Cuadrado's cross, and next the home side charge up the other end. The ball fell to the midfielder's left foot and he failed to hit the target.

Chance for Juventus to open the scoring!

Higuain tried to play a one-two with Pjanic, but the deflection falls to him again, and the striker volleys from outside the box. It was not far off...

First corner for Barca

The crowd cheer as they know it could be the chance to score the opener.

Solid start from the Italians

Barcelona have not been able to create danger in the opening minutes.

Claims for penalty!

Neymar went down in the box, but the ref waved play on. The protests from the crowd are thundering.

Juve chance!

Pjanic tried to play a clever ball in for Higuain from a set piece but the striker could not connect.

Good start from Juventus

The visitors have settled well in the opening minutes, despite the deafening noise.

First free kick for Juventus

Iniesta tripped Pjanic in the midfield.

Barcelona kick off!

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Heckles at the Camp Nou

The crowd boo and whistle as the Champions League theme is barely heard at the Camp Nou.

The players are on the pitch!

Great atmosphere in Barcelona with the crowd putting up an amazing mosaic.

Everything ready at a buzzing Camp Nou!

The players are ready to walk out of the tunnel and hear the Champions League tune. Great noise from the home support as well as travelling fans alike.

Barcelona players head back to the dressing room

After warming up for exactly 11 minutes , the home players go back inside to receive the final instructions from Luis Enrique.

Barcelona players look confident

He home crowd will have a huge part to play if the Catalans are to overturn the result.

Concentration faces from both teams

Juventus have only lost 1 of their last 19 matches, while Barcelona have scored at least 4 goals at home in the Champions League this season...

Both teams warming up at the Camp Nou!

Supporters start to arrive to the stadium with half an hour still to go.

Juventus shocked the Camp Nou 14 years ago...


Barcelona will try to recover from the 3-0 victory at the Juventus Stadium in a feat that seems improbable to say the least. The Italian side are strong defensively and dangerous in attack, which will make things harder for Enrique's side to repeat the heroics displayed against PSG.

Busquets is back for the home side after his first-leg suspension, while Juventus star Dybala is finally fit for the fixture after suffering a slight injury at the weekend. Barcelona need to score at least three goals tonight in order to force the game into extra time, against a Juventus side who have conceded two goals in the Champions League this season.

Official lineups for today's match:

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Suarez

Subs: Cillessen, Denis, Mascherano, Alcacer, Digne, Gomes, Alena

Juventus: Buffon; Dani Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain

Subs: Neto, Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Barzagli, Asamoah, Lemina, Rincon

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