European Champions League

Barcelona 0 - Juventus 0

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto (Mascherano 78’), Umtiti, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Rakitic (Paco Alcácer 58’), Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar. 4-3-3.
Juventus: Buffon; Dani Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Cuadrado (Lemina 84’), Dybala (Barzagli 81’), Mandzukic; Higuaín (Asamoah 88’). 4-2-3-1.

Goals: None.

Yellow cards: Iniesta 41’, Neymar 44’, Chiellini 57’, Khedira 64’.

Barcelona will not be joining their two Spanish colleagues in Friday’s semi-final draw after their game against Juventus on Wednesday ended 0-0. A packed Nou Camp were hoping for another epic turnaround after the 3-0 defeat a week ago, but this time the visiting defence were too good for them, and it will be the Italian champions who go through. Luis Enrique’s side needed to score early on, and Rakitic, Messi and Neymar all failed to convert chances early on. Messi brought a good save out of Buffon later on in the first half, but Higuaín and Cuadrado tested Ter Stegen either side of half time, and an effort from Pjanic looped off a defender and on to the bar. Messi, Sergi Roberto and Mascherano all tried their luck after that, but Allegri threw on an extra defender to protect the result, and for the first time in 21 Champions League games Barça were unable to score in the Nou Camp. To their credit though the home fans stayed on after the final whistle to applaud the efforts of their side. With the league-deciding “clásico” coming up in Madrid on Sunday, they knew that the players needed their support to help pick themselves up for that match.