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Juventus produced an exceptional defensive performance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after stopping Barcelona from scoring at the Nou Camp.

Alves was left with a bittersweet feeling after Juventus advanced to the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate following Wednesday's goalless draw. "Barcelona not scoring over two legs is nearly unheard of".

Lionel Messi missed a string of opportunities as just one of their shots registered on target.

Keane went on to praise Juve's outstanding defence, which is yet to concede a goal from open play in the competition this year.

Their skipper Marco Reus pulled a goal back early in the second half, but Valere Germain came off the bench to put the seal on a famous win for a brilliant young Monaco side, who go through to the last four for the first time since 2004.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini shake hands after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg match at the Nou Camp on April 19, 2017.

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Juventus join holders Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday's semi-final draw. They'd seen their side score 21 home goals in their four previous European home games.

DF Samuel Umtiti, 6 - Gave an assured display alongside Pique, although they were up against a side that knew they had the job half-done.

"We tried with all our might, but we couldn't find the route to goal", said Barca coach Luis Enrique. "So, sadly, I will remember it for a long time".

'I believe we have to leave the sentimental part aside when you are wearing other colours and when you live your profession with as much intensity as I live. "We have to get ready and compete and I am sure we will do that", he added. We created enough chances to have done it, but it wasn't to be.

Barca 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.

Buffon only had to make a couple of saves thanks to the supreme efforts of those in front of him and the Italian goalkeeper, who has made more than 600 appearances for the Old Lady, paid tribute to his outfield players.

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