SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: FC BARCELONA ELIMINATED BY JUVENTUS | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

FC BARCELONA ELIMINATED BY JUVENTUS | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Bad news tonight for Spanish Football as FC BARCELONA has been eliminated from Champions League after drawing 0 - 0 in tonights 2º leg return match with JUVENTUS FC. The Italians won the tie with an overall 0 - 3 aggregate score managed in the 1º leg. There was hope of a comeback by Barça, but Juventus are not PSG & are more experienced & solid defensively. The Italians gave a "Masterclass" of defending & match management that included "time" & "critical moments".

FC Barcelona - Juventus FC

FC Barcelona did have their chances, & plenty. The Italians were more "conservative" tonight & waited in their area looking for the ocasional counter-attack. Barça dominated the ball, made more passing & naturally, more attacking. Neymar, Suarez, Messi, Alba, Sergi Roberto...all had very clear opportunities but were not on target, apart from the Juve defenders with goalie Buffon solving the "moments". 


As time went on, & time became scarce, the nerves set in & every action was more rushed for the Spanish team. Spaces appeared all Barça pushed forward & Juve made the occasional dangerous incursions into Barcelona´s goal area to also have their goal opportunities. In the end the Italian control of the situation & the final whistle confirmed the elimination of FC Barcelona.

The final 4 teams left in Champions League are Atletico de Madrid, Real Madrid CF, Monaco & Juventus FC. Next Friday UEFA celebrates the draw for the semi-finals & we hope both Spanish teams don´t meet to allow a possible all Spanish Final. I say possible, as anything can happen & will happen.

Congratulations to Juventus FC!


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