Breaking: Juventus Knocks The Mighty Barcelona Out Of Champions League

Five-time winners fail to score over
both legs as Juventus seal progress;
Monaco also through after beating
Dortmund.

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Juventus were beaten by Barcelona in
the 2015 Champions League final
[Reuters]

Spanish giants Barcelona were
knocked out of the Champions League
as Italian champions Juventus held out
for an away 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou
to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on
aggregate.
Barcelona had overcome a 4-0 first leg
deficit against French club Paris Saint-
Germain in the last-16 with a dramatic
6-1 win back on home soil.

But Juventus showed why they boast
the best defensive record in the
competition as Lionel Messi, Luis
Suarez and Neymar were blunted, with
the Italians gaining revenge for their
defeat in the 2015 Champions League
final.

Champions League semi-finalists
Juventus
Real Madrid
Monaco
Atletico Madrid

Juventus join holders Real Madrid,
Atletico Madrid and Monaco in
Friday’s semi-final draw.
In the other quarter-final of the night,
Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao
struck early as Monaco progressed
with a 3-1 home win over Borussia
Dortmund that sealed a 6-3 aggregate
victory.

French prodigy Mbappe and Colombia
striker Falcao scored in the third and
17th minutes before Marco Reus gave
the visitors hope with a 48th-minute
goal, only for substitute Valere
Germain to wrap up the win for the
French side nine minutes from time.

The kick-off was delayed by five
minutes after the German team
arrived late at the Louis-II stadium
due to traffic problems, UEFA said.
Dortmund said on their Twitter feed
that the bus had been held up by
police at their hotel for 20 minutes.

The incident occurred a week after the
first leg was postponed by 24 hours
after the Borussia team bus was
attacked with explosives on its way to
the stadium.

Leading Champions League scorers
2016-17
11 – Messi (Barcelona)
8 – Cavani (Paris SG), Lewandowski
(Bayern Munich)
7 – Aubameyang (Dortmund), Cristiano
Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
5 – Agüero (Manchester City), Benzema
(Real Madrid), Falcao (Monaco),
Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian
Mbappé (Monaco), Mertens (Napoli)
4 – André Silva (FC Porto), Di María
(Paris SG), Dybala (Juventus), Mahrez
(Leicester), Neymar (Barcelona), Özil
(Arsenal), Reus (Dortmund), Turan
(Barcelona), Walcott (Arsenal)

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Falcao celebrates scoring Monaco’s
second goal [Reuters]

Source: News agencies

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