Barcelona face uphill battle to qualify after Paulo Dybala inspires Juventus

Dybala celebrates scoring against Barcelona

"We must not be afraid, because we have great players", Dybala told La Repubblica. The Spaniard often does the dirty work in the middle of the park without which Barcelona can not play the handsome football which they are renowned for.

Barcelona need another Nou Camp miracle if they are to reach the Champions League semi-finals after a crushing 3-0 loss to Juventus in Turin.

"I really admire him".

While Juve sit six points clear at the top of Serie A, and are headed for their sixth title in a row, Barca sit second in La Liga, and missed a big chance to close the gap on Real Madrid when losing 2-0 to Malaga on Saturday.

Before becoming the third-most expensive defender of all time when he joined Barcelona for 32.5m euros in 2008, Alves helped Sevilla to successive UEFA Cup wins in 2006 and 2007 and the UEFA Super Cup in 2006.

"I am a dreamer, but also pragmatic and a realist", Allegri added.

Allegri's men are unbeaten in their last 18 continental home matches and the coach - who recently ended speculation linking him with Arsenal by signalling his intention to stay at Juve - hailed the performance of his side.

Juventus was aggressive from the start and nearly scored in the third minute when Gonzalo Higuain's header from a free kick taken by Miralem Pjanic was dropped by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but the Barcelona goalkeeper recovered in time.

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"With Gonzalo it's like we've been playing together for five years", Dybala said. We've got a tough game coming up at Camp Nou, but if you'd asked us what we wanted three hours ago, it'd be hard to ask for better. The most important thing is to go into these games believing that we can win.

On the back of their historical comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round, FC Barcelona travel to Juventus having never won an away match against the Italian giants. "It's a Champions League quarterfinal after all".

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