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No-one will want to play Juve after ousting Barca - Bonucci

20 April, 2017, 10:46 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • Barcelona Andres Iniesta

Barcelona's errors in last week's 3-0 defeat by Juventus still weighed heavily on coach Luis Enrique's mind after his side were held to a 0-0 draw in Wednesday's quarter-final second leg which sealed their elimination from the Champions League.

The Brazilian scored Barcelona's fourth and fifth goals in the last-16 second leg, setting up the sixth too, as they won 6-1 to progress 6-5 on aggregate.

"But bearing in mind the opponent could have chances and the goal can come at any moment, our objective is to score five".

"We don't have anything to lose. We need to have the same attitude right from the first minute", Iniesta stated at a news conference ahead of Wednesday's second leg.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has commended Juventus for their defensive masterclass that denied the Catalan giants another famous Champions League comeback.

"Tonight, we saw two teams who attack".

"Perhaps we'll adjust the tactics but I'd imagine they'll be very minor changes".

Barcelona peppered the Juventus goal and chalked up a total of 35 shots, but were unable to breach their rivals' backline as the Italian outfit made it through to their third Champions League semi-final this century. They'll need every bit of that grit and guile against a Juventus team that is much more experienced and prepared to defend a large lead against B Barcelona's attack.

"We will have to play without fear because they are like sharks - they smell blood and they finish you off", he told Sky Sports Italia.

On the first leg in Turin, Iniesta said: "It was a tough loss, but we're potent". In front of us we have a different team, but Barcelona is the same. We can expect the same scenario today, but Juventus are little hard to defeat as they7 are much stronger than PSG.

FANS - "I do not think there is a lack of confidence in us".

"Barcelona failing to score goals over two legs is nearly unheard of. I'm annoyed we couldn't win the game because we tried with all our strength but we couldn't find the path to their goal".

The inclusion of Alba and Sergi Roberto, the unlikely hero with the 95th-minute goal that sent Barca through against PSG, is expected to see Enrique revert to a 4-3-3 formation.

In total Buffon has kept a clean sheet 61 times in Europe, a percentage of 41.49 of all the games he has played.


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