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Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback

FC Barcelona will play against Juventus in a Champions League quarterfinal second-leg soccer match on Wednesday Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback
Kristopher Love | 20 April, 2017, 06:31

Dybala penned a new five-year deal with Juve on Thursday, two days after putting Barca to the sword in Juve's 3-0 win in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash.

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.

After Barcelona overturned a 4-0 deficit against PSG in the last 16 in the biggest comeback in Champions League history, Luis Enrique believes supporters can play their part as the team tries to obtain another shock result.

Luis Enrique in a press conference, said, "If we score the first goal, Camp Nou will score the second and the third will come on its own". "We have nothing to lose", he said. "And when we relax a little bit, we have to start attacking again", he said.

"Juventus have the semi-finals in their pocket and will have to decide whether to sit back or attack", he added.

"There's no need to play a flawless game, we just need to be effective, create chances, get goals and create a situation where we reduce our opponents' self-confidence". "We have to give everything we have. I wish them the best and I think they could win the trophy", Barca defender Gerard Pique told reporters.

Luis Enrique has promised a return leg for the ages at Barcelona's Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

"We should have played better last week, they had an fantastic first half".

"It will be as special as ever and it's a marvellous stimulus: a key game against the leader, a direct opponent. We'll be looking to create opportunities to score and we're certain that we have what it takes to reach the next round".

"Not conceding against a team like Barcelona is not easy", he said.

The champions of Italy are 180 minutes away from the final in Cardiff on 3 June after a superb defensive performance as Barca and their formidable strike force failed to score over two legs. "We are able to score three goals in five minutes, so we have to all stick together until the 95th minute". So to help us on our journey to bring you top quality Italian football content we need YOUR support.