Juventus knock FC Barcelona out of Champions League
Barcelonas Lionel Messi takes a tumble after being challenged by Miralem Pjanic of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, on Wednesday.
"It's a sad night, but we tried until the last minute and that was recognized by the fans at the end".
"Little by little, we started to create chances, but they built a mountain".
Neymar left the field in tears, but around the Camp Nou there was appreciation for Barca's valiant effort by the near 100,000 crowd. "Juventus provoke fear in everyone else and now our objective is to reach the final", Bonucci told reporters after helping shut out Barca's usually prolific attack for a second game running.
Juve produced two brilliant displays to see of Barcelona 3-0 over two-legs and book a place in the semi-finals of the European Cup. "This is another step in the maturity of this team and now every competitor will be anxious about Juventus".
"It's not about who we don't want to face because none of the other teams want to face us".
Juve showed great tactical savvy by pressing high and preventing Barca dominating the ball like they did against PSG, although Messi should have done better with his shot from the edge of the area after 19 minutes.
Gianluigi Buffon would prefer to not meet Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, due to their ability to rotate in La Liga.
Manchester United are current favourites to lift the trophy for the first time, but they must overcome Anderlecht in the quarters if they want to put their name in the hat for the semis.
"It's different. So far the feeling is a bit odd, bittersweet, by the fact that there have been so many things lived here and then you have to come back as an adversary", Alves said.
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Buffon had to make just one save all match as Juventus defended as a team, with the forwards tracking back too - something which has been its strength under Allegri. "We must not get ahead of ourselves".
"We haven't achieved anything yet, this match wasn't a goal but a step towards the final in Cardiff", Allegri said.