Thursday, 20 April 2017

UCL Recap : Stingy Juventus Knocks Barca Out As Monaco Advance

UCL Recap Stingy Juventus Knocks Barca Out

Juventus didn't allow allow Barcelona score a single goal at the Camp Nou playing out a goalless draw , knocking them out of the Champions League 3-0 on aggregate.

Barcelona made just two changes to the side that lost the first leg with sergio Busquet and Jordi Alba returning to the side while Juventus started with the same side.

Juventus whose defence has only been breached twice in 10 European games and are yet conceed a goal from open play in this competition showed why they are one of the best defensive sides in Europe with Barcelona getting only a shot on goal.

Higuain had the chance to get an away goal early in the game but could only send his shot over the post from the edge of the box.

Lionel Messi also missed a great chance sending a left-footed strike out from just 15 yards.

Barcelona eventually got their first shot on goal in the 32nd minute Messi testing Buffon from the edge of the area the goalkeeper saved only for the Argentine to send the rebound into the side net.

Juventus went close again Pjanic played a lofted pass into the box but Higuain could not connect well with the ball getting a slight touch sending it straight into the hands of Ter Stegen.

Four minutes into the second half Juventus launced a counter-attack Dybala robbed the ball off Roberto to Higuain, the Argentine finds Cuadrado he sends his shot wide of the left hand post.

Messi failed the test Buffon in the 53rd minute exchanging a one two with iniesta before shooting over the post from the edge of the box.

Ter Stegen made a vital block a minute later saving Cuadrado's goalbound shot.

Buffon almost gave Barcelona the lead in the 68th minute he flapped at a corner only for Lionel Messi to miss from 8 yards out.

Juventus kept Barcelona at bay for the remaining parts of the game securing a draw at camp Nou which no other European side have been able to do in 15 attempts.

Monaco secured their semi-finals spot with a 6-3 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund.

They secured a 3-1 second leg win against the German side with goals from Kylian Mbappe, Radamel Falcao, and Valere Germain.

Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead early in the game scoring from a rebound after Dortmund keeper Burki could only punch Mendy's 20 yards strike.

Reus missed a wonderful opportunity to equalize in the 10th minute sending his shot straight into the arms of Subasic.

In the 14th minute Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin smashed a left footed free kick off the cross bar.

Three minutes Later Monaco doubled their lead Falcao was able to lose his marker and send a powerful header into the net from a Lemar cross.

Three minutes into the second half Marco Reus halved Monaco's lead his shot from Dembele's cutback found the roof of the net.

Monaco almost made it three Burki was on hand to block Mbappe's pass that would have found a free Falcao inside the box before saving a Toure's looping header.

With 8 minutes left to play substitute Valere Germain scored with his first touch Lemar's pass deflected off Sokratis into his path he sends a finish beneath Burki.


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