Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback


"Everyone was extraordinary tonight and when Andrea Barzagli came on [for Paulo Dybala in the 75th minute] it felt like we could have played for a whole day and not conceded". Barcelona must score early and score often, using Messi, Neymar and Suarez as much as possible. "The force of the team is not getting too worked up, or shaken", Allegri said.

After knocking out the harshest opponent to pick in the quarter final draw, and going up against one between Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco, the question now is: are Juventus favourites?

April 19, 2017 at 21:45, will be a return match in the quarterfinals of the playoffs of the Champions League, in which the field "Camp Nou" Barcelona will try to make a comeback against Juventus.

A combination of stout defending from Juventus and imprecise finishing from Barcelona meant they could not repeat their miraculous performance that saw the Blaugrana come back against PSG in the round of 16.

"I think we made a great knockout".

Even though the odds are stacked against Barcelona to advance to the semifinals, they could win the match.

"They move the ball around so quickly and only a great Juventus could have qualified".

"This Juventus deserves applause for how it approaches every game, whether it's Barcelona or Pescara".

A fourth Barcelona forward in Paco Alcacer was introduced just before the hour mark as boss Luis Enrique went for broke.

The pregame scene at Camp Nou was goosebump-inducing, as it typically is on Champions League nights.

"In the previous tie we were able to overcome an even more hard result", he said. "We created chances but little by little we realised we had a mountain to climb".

Reus, who had missed the first leg with a hamstring injury, pulled a goal back within three minutes when he smashed a cross from Dembele into the top corner after the teenager had charged down the right.

The result ended Barcelona's run of 15 wins in as many home European matches since the arrival of Luis Enrique, who will leave the club this summer.

Barca travel to face eternal rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday realistically needing to win to maintain their hopes of a third straight La Liga title.