Barcelona Comeback Hope Ended, Monaco Advanced
Barcelona’s dream of repeating their sensational comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round of Champions League, failed badly as they crashed out against Juventus.
Losing 3-0 in the first leg, El Barca must scored at least the same amount of goals to push things into extra time, but Luis Enrique’s men struggle getting just one.
Facing a much more defensive Juventus side, The Catalan side can’t seem to find a way through their opponents’s defense, notably since Massimiliano Allegri’s men were defending very deep with many physical players.
Barca’s struggle against defensive side that can play counter attack well this season seemingly continue as their lack of physical prowess, especially up front prove to be crucial.
Juve’s deep and tight defense able to limit any space for Barcelona player to penetrate, forcing them to make uncomfortable shots, from either inside or outside the box.
The home team’s failure to score in the first 15 minutes simply affected their shooting accuracy as the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez become to reckless with their finishing touches.
In the end, that game ended in a goalless draw, much to the disappointment of Enrique, who might be ending his Barca career without winning the Champions League or La Liga title.
Meanwhile, Monaco continue to showcase their quality as Leonardo Jardim’s side got another victory over Bundesliga outfit, Borussia Dortmund.
After winning 3-2 away from home, the French side defeated their opponent 3-1 with goals Kylian Mbappe, Radamel Falcao along with Valere Germain, while Dortmund’s only goal in that second leg was netted by Marco Reus.