Barcelona vs Juventus as it happened: Lionel Messi and co eliminated from Champions League

Samuel Lovett, Luke Brown
The Independent
Lionel Messi battles with Mario Mandzukic for the ball: Getty
Lionel Messi battles with Mario Mandzukic for the ball: Getty

Barcelona will hope they can pull off their second stunning Champions League comeback of the season when they meet Juventus on Wednesday night.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 7.45pm BST on Wednesday 19 April.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7.00pm.

Or better it yet, click back onto this page ahead of kick-off and follow all the drama with our live commentary.


Barcelona looked down and out after losing the first leg of their last-16 tie 4-0 against Paris St Germain in February, but produced a remarkable 6-1 second-leg triumph last month to reach the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition.

They gave themselves another mountain to climb as they suffered a crushing 3-0 loss to Juventus in Turin last Tuesday in the first leg of the last-eight meeting, but their past form would suggest they cannot be written off just yet.

It’s a big game for…

Dani Alves: The Brazilian right back, who moved from the Nou Camp to Turin last year, helped keep former team mate Neymar quiet in the quarter-final first leg on April 11 as Juventus won 3-0 at home.

And ahead of the second-leg Alves remarked that should they win this evening, they will be eliminating the best team in the world from the Champions League. No pressure, then.

Remember when…

Ten-man Juventus booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a dramatic extra-time victory over Barcelona.


Barcelona: WLLWWW

​Juventus: WWWLDW


Barcelona: 10/21

Draw: 19/5

Juventus: 21/4

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