Champions League: Monaco and Juventus advance to semi-finals

Dani Alves

Dani Alves

Less than five minutes into the second half, Cuadrado had a chance to give Juventus the lead but his low shot went narrowly wide.

But if they are kept apart when the last-four draw takes place in Nyon on Friday, he thinks supporters of Diego Simeone's side would be dreading the prospect of progressing to face Real, who beat them in both the 2014 final and last season's showpiece.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane slammed FC Barcelona forwards Neymar and Luis Suarez after their team was dumped out the UEFA Champions League by Juventus.

The Bianconeri were solid as ever, not conceding at all to what is considered to be one of the best attacking trios ever, for 180 minutes, with Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci showing once again their strengths and Gianluigi Buffon being flawless when needed.

All three had chances before the interval. At the end it's deserved when you score three times.

Yet Juve, as adventurous going forward as they were solid at the back, might have beaten the Spanish champions for the second time in a week.

Ex-Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado had Juve's best chance but fired wide.

"That the fans were still singing needs to be remembered". His was the only shot on target but he still wasted a bucketload of chances.

A brace from Paulo Dybala and another from Giorgio Chiellini in Turin last week left the Bianconeri firmly in control ahead of Wednesday's quarter-final second-leg tie at the Nou Camp.

However, Neymar was just as guilty as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in terms of wastefulness. His side 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.

While their winning run at home is over, Barca still have an impressive unbeaten streak at their own stadium to defend when they return to the competition next season.

Juventus were exceptional in every department but their defensive performance was outstanding.

Even with Barcelona in full-attack mode, the same Juventus starting 11 from the first leg masterfully managed the match, bending but never breaking under the assault. Only Iker Casillas (54), Edwin van der Sar (50) and Petr Cech (47) have more.

The two-time European champions are set to complete an excellent campaign.

The last time a team wasted that many shots was in the 2008 Champions League.

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