Barcelona's head coach Luis Enrique and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri, left, stand on the sideline during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Juventus at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Yet, he found it far harder up against friend and former Barca teammate Dani Alves and his frustrations at a perceived lack of protection from referee Bjorn Kuipers spilled over as he was booked just before half-time.
Click through the mini-gallery above to see images of Alves consoling Neymar. Vidal called the result "a robbery" and said, "It is very tough when they steal a game from you like that - two goals offside and me wrongly sent off... such a robbery can not happen".
With an eight-point lead in Serie A and a place in the Coppa Italia final guaranteed, Juventus are still on course for a treble. To which Juventus replied: "Thank @FCBarcelona, it's an honor to beat such a great opponent".
Juventus's aggregate win means they join Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Monaco in the semi-finals.
Buffon, who has only conceded twice in this season's competition and kept clean sheets in each of Juventus' four games in the knockout stages, has never won the Champions League in his illustrious career.
But Moratta told reporters: "Going through is not a big achievement if we do not ascend to the throne of champions".
He believes the fact Atleti are not pushing for the La Liga title will allow Simeone to rest his kep players to ensure they are peak condition for Champions League matches. "You have to try to lift yourself after these situations". "Henceforth, there's no doubt: there's a smell of the treble in the air", wrote Gazzetta columnist Alessandro De Calo.
"If Barcelona lose then they can say goodbye to LaLiga", added Schuster. New players were brought in throughout the previous two years, but the unsuccessful transport policy is only another essential requirement of Barcelona's decline. They needed their forward line to be at their best but that wasn't the case. "I'm satisfied with what we're achieving but the onus is not on maintaining current form. Instead, we should aim to improve it".
Injuries are also a factor, Gareth Bale returned to Real Madrid training on Thursday but remains a doubt while Raphael Varane and Pepe are both still out.
Dortmund bow out after a tie overshadowed by the bomb attack on the team's bus last week that forced the first leg to be postponed by a day.
The Catalans can not afford another defeat to Real Madrid as they sit in second position in the table, three points behind Los Blancos who still have one game in hand.