Juventus stand firm to eliminate Barca out of Champions League

Johannesburg [South Africa] Apr 20 : Barcelona's hopes of making yet another Champions League comeback fell flat as Juventus held them to a goalless draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Trailing 0-3 from the first leg, Barcelona failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first-leg 0-4 deficit to earn a dramatic 6-1 win back on home soil.

But Juventus, known for their defence, entered the Champions League semi-final as they didn't allow the star-studded Luis Enrique side---containing the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar---to score and took revenge for their defeat in the 2015 Champions League final.

Barca had to wait 19 minutes for their first clear sight of goal as they intricately worked the ball around a packed Juventus box before Messi fired inches wide.

The Argentine came closest to giving the Italian champions a route back into the contest with four strikes at goal but failed to hit the target with any of them.

Juventus also had the first big chance of the second half as Cuadrado fired across Ter Stegen but wide of the far post, reports Sport24.

Enrique will leave the Nou Camp this summer having failed to reach the semi-finals for a second successive season.

Juventus join holders Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday's semi-final draw..

Source: ANI