An expert defensive performance - from back to front - was enough to frustrate Barcelona and send Juventus into the Champions League last four. Though Barcelona had plenty of the ball, they only created two proper chances over the course of 90 minutes, and even they will have to concede that they were beaten by the better team.
Juventus actually started the brighter, unwilling to allow their hosts time in possession and first to loose and second balls. Eventually, though Barcelona took over with Neymar particularly influential. Unusually, Lionel Messi was quiet, but then on 19 minutes he spread play wide to Jordi Alba and continued into the box, except when the cross came over, he drilled wide from eight yards.
That was as good as it got for the home side, who became increasingly tetchy as the night developed. Juve meanwhile, could count on Giorgio Chiellini, the best player on the pitch, and Leonardo Bonucci, while Juan Cuadrado and Mario Mandzukic gave excellent support to Dani Alves and Alex Sandro.
Perhaps the most significant compliment one might pay Juventus is that the game, a Champions League quarter-final second leg, at Camp Nou, was a complete non-event. Never did they panic; never were they even flustered. It is true that Sami Khedira picked up a booking, so will miss the first leg of the semi, but otherwise, it was another perfect night for the Old Lady.
TALKING POINT - Can Juventus win the Champions League?
They will certainly be asked more questions by Monaco and Real Madrid, who attack with greater fluency than Barcelona, while Atletico Madrid defend at least as well. Which is to say that of the remaining four clubs, they are the outsiders - but none of the other three will relish playing them.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus): A more or less perfect defensive display, giving away very little to some of the best players in the world and whose commanding presence inspired his teammates.
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