Barcelona fans, players, coach stay positive after CL exit
Apr 21 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Instead, the crowd of more than 96,000 chanted loudly in appreciation for the team's effort in trying to overturn a 3-0 first-leg loss.
"I will remember that first half for ever and ever", Enrique said.
"A very poor first leg in Turin has put us out".
As the final seconds slipped away on Wednesday night, flags waved all around Camp Nou and the Barcelona fans sang.
"I'm very happy with what the guys are doing", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.
The 33-year-old played for Barcelona for eight seasons between 2008 and 2016, making close to 400 appearances for the Camp Nou side, winning the Champions League on three occasions. "Juventus provoke fear in everyone else and now our objective is to reach the final", Bonucci told reporters after helping shut out Barca's usually prolific attack for a second game running. "That kept us from continuing in the Champions League".
The crowd of 96,290 that packed the Camp Nou was behind the team from the start and didn't stop even after the final whistle. "It makes me proud".
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Lionel Messi was unable to inspire his team to a PSG-esque comeback as Barcelona drew blanks in both legs against the Italians' formidable defensive unit.
"We created a lot of chances but couldn't get the shots on target", said Luis Enrique, who made his final Champions League appearance with Barcelona before leaving the club at the end of the season. Now on their way to a record sixth consecutive Serie A title and a third successive league and Cup double, Juve can also target an unprecedented club treble-last achieved by an Italian club by Inter Milan under Jose Mourinho in 2010.
Barcelona had defeated the Italian champion in the 2015 final to win its fifth European title.
Barca's attention now turns to Sunday's Clasico clash against Real Madrid as the LaLiga title race enters its final stretch, with Luis Enrique's side three points behind the leaders, who also have a game in hand.
Juventus join holders Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday's semi-final draw.
"It's a hard moment but we have to stand up and keep working", Suarez said.