'Blood, sweat and tears' not enough for beaten Barca

Barcelona's Champions League removal can scarcely come as a surprise in what's turning out to be a really disappointing season for the Catalans' standards.

"I'm annoyed we couldn't win the game because we tried with all our strength but we couldn't find the path to their goal".

The Brazilian superstar inspired Barça in their remarkable victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round, producing 10 truly exceptional minutes towards the end of the second leg to turn the tie on its head. "We gave everything we had".

The Old Lady were exceptional as they saw off Barcelona over two legs in the quarter-finals.

"It cannot stop after this victory, it's up to us and our fate is in our hands".

Enrique said: "I will remember what happened in the first half in the Juventus Stadium for a very long time".

The video, however, showed Turan training with no problems alongside the rest of his available teammates as the Turkish global continues the recovery from a groin injury which have kept him on the sidelines for the last three weeks.

This was his last Champions League game as Barcelona manager and the first time he had seen them fail to win at Camp Nou, meaning Juventus will be in the semi-finals instead.

Buffon admits the clean sheet in the second leg against Barcelona came as a surprise - and is the ideal boost the players need going into the crucial final month of the season.

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"As I said as a player, there is no better place to go for a Barca fan or player than the Bernabeu".

Barcelona couldn't produce another historic comeback, thanks to Juventus' stout defense and the poor finishing of its attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

He also spoke on coach Massimiliano Allegri's future at the club.

"Unbeatable" Juventus can finally hand goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon an elusive Champions League title after making five-time winners Barcelona "cry" in the quarter-finals. "It would have been fair if we had won tonight (Wednesday), but Juventus deserved to advance".

While Real are champions, the Bianconeri would be confident of once again seeing off a side that they defeated in 2015, particularly as Real's defence has worsened in the interim.

Barca travel to face eternal rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday realistically needing to win to maintain their hopes of a third straight La Liga title.

"It's a hard moment but we have to stand up and keep working", Suarez said.

Luis Enrique was quick to move on after watching Barcelona knocked out of the Champions League at Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

Juve are also eight points clear at the top of the Serie A table and will face Lazio in the Coppa Italia Final, so they could replicate Inter's Treble in 2010.


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