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Tears As Juventus Dumps Wasteful Barcelona Out Of Champions League

Several Barcelona players and fans were left in tears after being eliminated from the Champions League last night by Italian side Juventus. Brazilian star forward Neymer was particularly inconsolable after Juventus produced an exceptional defensive performance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after stopping Barcelona from scoring at the Camp Nou.

Neymar was left in tears on the pitch after Barcelona failed to overturn a 3-0 deficit at the Nau Camp following a 3-0 first leg drubbing in Italy a week ago with the Italian champions producing a defensive master class that stifled Barca, resulting in a goalless draw.

The magical NMS of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were rarely given a chance to make amends in last night’s return fixture with Neymar visibly upset by his side’s elimination, but was consoled by his former Barca team-mate Dani Alves and Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado.

A disappointed Mess walks off pitch after failing to hit the targeti

 

Luis Suarez was also left in tatters after final whistle

Former Barca player Dani Alves consoles Neymar after being eliminated

Barca failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first-leg 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all wasting promising chances as the home side were restricted to only one shot on target.

Juventus join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday’s last-four draw

Juventus players in wild celebrations after shutting Barca

MONACO OUT CLASS DORTMUND

Meanwhile Monaco also reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2004 after their  impressive second-leg performance in the last eight againstGerman side  Borussia Dortmund last night.

Coming into the tie with 2-3 advantage, the Lique 1 side stormed  Stade Louis II in style after kick-off was pushed back five minutes after Dortmund’s team bus was delayed for about 20mnutes..

Teenager Kylian Mbappe pounced from close range to increase Monaco’s advantage after three minutes and former Manchester United and Chelsea misfit Radamel Falcao headed in soon after to all but put the tie beyond Dortmund.

Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao were on fire for Monaco

The Bundesliga outfit threw on exciting forward Ousmane Dembele and it was a fantastic run from the 19-year-old that set up Marco Reus to lash in after the break for what turned out to be a consolation with substitute Valere Germain scoring 22 seconds after coming off the bench for the hosts to secure their spot in the last four with a convincing 6-3 aggregate win.

 

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