Juventus are on the verge of the Champions League semi-finals after a convincing 3-0 win over Spanish champions Barcelona last night.

Max Allegri’s side were superior in every department; most importantly in attack where Paulo Dybala was the star of the show – opening the scoring after seven minutes and adding a second 15 minutes later.

These were courtesy of the Argentine’s unerringly accurate left foot, though the Old Lady can be equally thankful for Gianluigi Buffon. The 39-year-old produced a stunning stop to deny Andres Iniesta an away goal.

Giorgio Chiellini headed a third on 55 minutes, overpowering Javier Mascherano from a corner to give the home side a commanding lead in Turin.

After claims for a late penalty were rejected, Barcelona will once again have to overcome a substantial first-leg deficit if they are to progress in this season’s Champions League.