Barcelona can forget about next season (probably)
Faced with a proper defence, they rarely looked like scoring, instead hoping to turn the tie with moments of individual brilliance, and as such, Juventus were comfortable. Hard though Neymar tried, he is the only one of their attacking trident on the way up, while in midfield, they probably need three new players.
Given the time it takes for those to settle - if the right ones are found in the first place - the Catalans can probably forget about winning La Liga and the Champions League next season as well as this. And on top of that, they need a new manager; one might describe them as mes que un mess.
Bonucci, Chiellini and Buffon are incredible
After PSG now famously blew their commanding lead against Luis Enrique’s men in dramatic fashion, no one expected Juventus to do the same. And so it was, with the Italians shutting up shop in quite spectacular fashion. Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon ensured that nothing – nothing whatsoever – gave Barcelona hope.
The trio of Bonucci, Chiellini and Buffon received no end of praise from fans on social media for their predictably stubborn exploits and their masterclass was something to behold with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez simply unable to find a way through. Bravo.
Juventus are the best team left in the tournament
Read the full article on eurosport.co.uk: 4 Truths: Barcelona can forget about next season, Juve the best around