Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback


Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday.

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 to Barca in the 2015 Champions League final by reaching the semis for a 12th time.

Barcelona, which eliminated Paris Saint-Germain after a 6-1 score and a 6-5 aggregate in the Last 16 matchup, will need another miracle at home.

Bearing that in mind, Enrique says the aim for Barcelona is five goals to counteract a Juve away goal.

"We don't have anything to lose. We fought until the very end", he told a post-match press conference.

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

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"My players have shown an incredible character, already on Wednesday (against Monaco) and again (on Saturday)", Tuchel said after the Eintracht win.

"Scoring three in the first leg and not conceding at Camp Nou is the evidence that we are a great team, a great group". "We are half way, we have to try to score goals playing short, but without fear".

And Juventus right-back Dani Alves believes his old side have as much as a 40 percent chance of progressing on his first return to the Camp Nou after eight glorious seasons with Barcelona.

"Don't leave after 80 minutes", said Enrique, who eerily predicted Barca would score six goals against PSG.

Juventus is heading into the match at Nou Camp with a 3-0 advantage, after beating its opponent with a dominant display last week. We had that night against PSG and now there's another chance to experience a historic night.

"We must take charge of the game", Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said. "We need a ideal match". "There won't be many changes, we just need to play a game a bit differently tactically. 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".