No-one will want to play Juventus after ousting Barcelona: Bonucci

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Twice European champions Juve lacked the spark and power of their thrilling first-leg victory in Turin, but there was rarely any doubt they would exact revenge for their defeat by Barca in the 2015 Champions League final by reaching the semis for a 12th time.

Neymar completed 13 dribbles against a suffocating Juventus on Wednesday, the most in a Champions League game since November 2014, when Chelsea's Eden Hazard had 15 against Maribor.

"Aside from our determination, which is traditionally part of the Juventus identity, we are becoming more "European" by pressing, proving unsafe in attack and controlling the game more than we did in previous years".

When you face a side like this, with their attacking options, you think that one or two goals are always going to be scored.

Veteran Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admitted they were second best in the tie.

The Italian tactician had a great relationship with Juventus fans during his three-year spell in Turin although some bianconeri supporters felt betrayed when the manager made a decision to hand his resignation two days after the beginning of the 2014/15 summer training camp.

"We showed real conviction and personality to come here and play the way we did".

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"We were fully aware that Barcelona are also very strong, but we knew that we could defend well if all the players were sacrificing together, playing as a unit, and so we did".

"It's a sad night, but we tried until the last minute and that was recognised by the fans at the end", said Enrique, who will step down at the end of the campaign.

He almost delivered another important and rare goal, but when the right-back's effort flew just wide 20 minutes from time so did Barcelona's hopes.

"Psychologically, we never wavered", Massimiliano Allegri, the Juventus manager, said and therein lay one huge difference with PSG. "We fought until the very end", he told a post-match press conference.

Manchester United are current favourites to lift the trophy for the first time, but they must overcome Anderlecht in the quarters if they want to put their name in the hat for the semis.

"We needed to be more calm and more lucid". "We must not get ahead of ourselves". "There are only two players who started tonight who started the final in Berlin".

"We haven't achieved anything yet, this match wasn't a goal but a step towards the final in Cardiff", Allegri said.

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