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Good evening and welcome to Nigerianeye's live commentary of the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Juventus from Camp Nou.


Juventus are the strong favourites to advance to the semi-finals after recording a 3-0 victory in the first leg in Turin last week.

Indeed, a first-half double from Paulo Dybala sent the Italian champions 2-0 ahead, before Giorgio Chiellini netted early in the second period.

Barcelona performed miracles in the last round against Paris Saint-Germain to advance, however, and they will need a similar performance tonight to continue in the competition.

Follow our live minute-by-minute commentary of the action below.


OFFICIAL LINE-UPS

BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

JUVENTUS: Buffon; Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain
















88 min Possession football from Juventus as they close out the final stages of this match.

86 min Lemina's mis-hit almost finds the bottom corner, but his effort is just wide.

86 min Pass, pass, pass from Barcelona, but Juventus are just so exceptional at the back.

84 min JUVENTUS SUB! Lemina replaces Cuadrado for the away side.

84 min Super defending from Barzagli this time as the Juventus centre-back heads a Neymar cross clear of the away side's penalty box. The Italian champions then look to break down the other end with Cuadrado, but Ter Stegen is out to make the clearance. Time is running out for the home side tonight.

82 min Cuadrado has the freedom of the Barcelona box, but he cannot find an unmarked Khedira!

81 min SAVE! Super save from Buffon to keep out a cross from Neymar, which seemed to be touched by Mascherano. Wonderful reaction from the veteran goalkeeper there!

79 min Pique is playing at centre-forward for Barcelona now.

78 min BARCELONA SUB! Mascherano replaces Roberto for the home side.

77 min Barcelona force a couple of corners in quick succession as the pressure continues, but Juventus clear their lines time and time again. The home side just cannot find a way through here.

75 min JUVENTUS SUB! Barzagli replaces Dybala for the away side.

74 min Again it is brilliant defending from Chiellini as the Juventus centre-back clears a cross from Neymar, which looked to be landing on the boot of Alcacer. Chiellini and Bonucci have been sensational at the heart of the Juventus back four tonight. Still goalless, and 3-0 Juventus overall

72 min Dybala looks to pick out the top corner with a curling effort, but his strike was always too high. Good spell for Juventus as they enjoy a spell of possession in the home side's half of the field.

69 min CLOSE! Roberto's effort just misses the Juventus post!

69 min Bonucci is there once again to clear a cross from Alcacer, which had threatened to find Suarez in a very dangerous position. Still nothing on the night as Juventus continue to defend their lines.

67 min CHANCE! Another super chance for Messi as Buffon fumbles a corner, but the Argentine hooks over the crossbar. He really should have hit the target from that position.

66 min Still no movement on the Juventus bench, but we are approaching the stage of the match where Allegri will be considering changes. Dybala was carrying an ankle injury into this second leg, and the Argentine has struggled to get into the game in the second period. That is the obvious change.

64 min BOOKING! Khedira (Juventus) is booked for a late tackle on Suarez.

64 min Couple of half-chances for Juventus in quick succession, but Dybala just fails to meet a low cross from Higuain, before Pjanic has one deflected over the crossbar. One goal for Juventus kills this tie.

63 min Neymar sends his effort well wide as another opportunity comes and goes for Barcelona.

62 min Now 62 minutes on the clock at Camp Nou, and Juventus still have their 3-0 lead from the first leg of this quarter-final. Still time for Barcelona to turn this tie around, but it will take some effort from this position. Chiellini has been an absolute mountain for the Italian champions at the back.

60 min Alex Sandro has to turn clear as Barcelona continue to force the issue in the final third here.

58 min BARCELONA SUB! Alcacer replaces Rakitic for Barcelona.

58 min... Messi's set piece is just too high.

57 min BOOKING! Chiellini (Juventus) is booked for a late challenge on Suarez, and Barcelona now have a free kick in a very dangerous position. This is one for Messi...

56 min CLOSE! Messi's low effort deflects just wide of the post!

55 min Still goalless on the night, Juventus 3-0 in the tie. I would be astounded if tonight's game finished goalless, however, with both teams committing numbers in the final third of the field. Something has to give, whether that is a Juventus goal to kill the tie, or a Barcelona effort for game on!

53 min SAVE! Ter Stegen keeps out a near-post strike from Cuadrado.

53 min Messi dances through a number of challenges before having a go, but his effort is high.

52 min Juventus are threatening every time they have the chance to counter-attack. It is a dangerous game for Barcelona as they commit players forward, but the home side have little choice as they look for three goals in the second period. Whatever happens, it should be some finish here.

51 min Neymar misses the Juventus crossbar after another mazy run had created space.

50 min WIDE! Higuain releases Cuadrado with a super pass, but the winger's low effort is just wide of the far post. That would have surely ended this quarter-final tie!

49 min Sensational run from Neymar as the Brazilian takes out a number of Juventus players with some brilliant foot-work, but Chiellini is across at the vital moment to close the door on the forward.

47 min... no changes from either side at the break, which is not too much of a surprise. However, I suspect that both managers will have alterations in mind as the second period gathers pace here.

46 min RESTART! Juventus resume the action at Camp Nou...


The referee brings the first period to a close with the two teams level at 0-0. As a result, Juventus still have a 3-0 advantage in the tie following last week's clash in Turin. Barcelona have had chances to make the breakthrough, but Juventus have also had their moments in attack.


45 min+2 HALF-TIME: Barcelona 0-0 Juventus

45 min+1 We are into the only minute of stoppage time at the end of the first period.

45 min Messi returns, which is great news. It could have been a lot worse for the forward.

44 min Messi's head crashes off the turf after a high challenge and the Argentine picks up a nasty cut.

44 min BOOKING! Neymar (Barcelona) is booked for hacking Pjanic to the ground.

43 min Suarez sends a Neymar cross wide of the post as Barcelona force another half-chance.

43 min Again it is brilliant defending from Bonucci as he comes across to clear following another dangerous passing move from Barcelona. Boos from Camp Nou late in the first period here.

41 min BOOKING! Iniesta (Barcelona) is booked for a late challenge on Cuadrado.

41 min Super defending from Bonucci as the Juventus centre-back gets in ahead of Suarez to clear a wonderful Roberto cross. Still goalless on the night in the latter stages of the first period here.

39 min CHANCE! Super ball from Pjanic to find Higuain inside the Barcelona box, but the Argentine cannot beat the home side's goalkeeper. Another big chance missed by Higuain.

38 min Buffon beats Messi to a bouncing ball as Juventus survive another dangerous moment inside their own box. Barcelona are actually playing pretty well at the moment, but they just cannot seem to break down this stern Italian defence. Juventus still lead 3-0 in this Champions League quarter-final.

36 min Mis-control from Suarez at the far post after Pique had flicked a header towards him. It is very frustrating for the Barcelona players at the moment due to Juventus' brilliant game management.

34 min Juventus are defending very narrow when Barcelona have possession in the final third of the field, which is crowding the positions that Messi and Neymar like to find. It is a clear tactic from the Italian giants, and it is working as the score remains goalless approaching the end of the first period.

32 min SAVE! Buffon is across to keep out Messi's strike, before the Argentine hits the side-netting from a narrow angle. Smart piece of goalkeeping from the Italian stopper there!

31 min Signs of frustration from the Barcelona players at the moment as the referee continues to whistle for free kicks in favour of Juventus. Not an awful lot going forward for the Italians in the last few minutes, although they have kept their clean sheet in tact with 31 minutes on the clock here.

29 min Neymar escapes a booking despite a show of dissent towards the referee.

28 min Iniesta scoops one over the Juventus crossbar, but Suarez had already been penalised for a foul.

27 min Juventus have negotiated the opening 27 minutes of this second leg. Barcelona would have been looking for an early goal tonight, but the Italian champions have been strong defensively thus far. You just get the feeling that the home side need to score at least once before the half-time break.

25 min Dybala breaks through for Juventus and actually beats Ter Stegen to a through pass, but the flag is raised, sparing the blushes of the Barcelona goalkeeper. It was a very late flag from the linesman!

23 min Roberto sends a volley wide of the post as the pressure from Barcelona continues here.

22 min Neymar sends an Alba cross wide of the post as another half-chance arrives.

21 min Well, 21 minutes on the clock, and we are somehow still level. Barcelona are in full flow at the moment as they continue to cause problems in the final third of the field, although Juventus are dangerous whenever they have the chance to counter-attack. Super game of football at Camp Nou.

19 min CHANCE! Wonderful chance for Barcelona as Messi has the freedom of the Juventus box, but he somehow sends the ball wide of the post. He does not usually miss those!

18 min CHANCE! Super chance for the home side as Messi finds Alba with a wonderful pass, but the left-back cannot make contact and Juventus can resume the play from the dead-ball line.

16 min Cuadrado turns and lifts one over the crossbar as Juventus threaten once again here.

15 min Rakitic strikes over the crossbar as Barcelona counter-attack on the Italians.

15 min Cuadrado races clear for Juventus and has Dybala to pick out in the middle, but Pique makes a wonderful block to prevent the striker from having a clear effort on goal!

13 min CHANCE! Wonderful chance for Juventus to take the lead as the ball falls perfectly for Higuain inside the Barcelona box, but his effort is over the crossbar!

12 min Super ball from Neymar to pick out Luis Suarez, but there are no takers on the striker's flick!

12 min Better from Barcelona in the last couple of minutes as they start to find space in forward positions, although Juventus are very dangerous on the counter-attack. Still goalless with 12 minutes on the clock, but both teams are committing numbers forward when they break into the final third.

10 min Neymar asks for more from the Barcelona supporters after winning another corner. The set-piece is played short and then delivered towards Pique, but Juventus manage to clear their lines.

8 min Juventus continue to threaten as Pjanic delivers a dangerous free kick into the Barcelona box, but Rakitic wins a very important header. Neymar has had a couple of chances to stretch his legs down the left for the home side, but it is the Italian champions impressing in the early stages at Camp Nou.

5 min CHANCE! Super chance for Juventus to take the lead as Pjanic's clever free kick finds Higuain, but the Argentine gets his effort all wrong, and Barcelona survive a dangerous moment.

4 min Good possession for Juventus in the last couple of minutes as they pass and probe in the final third, but Cuadrado cannot beat Alba in a wide position, and the home side clear their lines. Juventus continue to press, however, and Dybala is fouled by Rakitic after showing some smart feet.

2 min... you just get the feeling that Barcelona have to score first at Camp Nou. One goal for Juventus would leave the home side needing five, and that is some task against one of the meanest defences in world football. As expected, there is a wonderful atmosphere inside the stadium tonight.

0 min KICKOFF! Barcelona kick things off at Camp Nou...



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