Juventus find themselves firmly in the driving seat of their quarter-final tie with Barcelona after the Italians put three past the Spanish giants in Turin on Tuesday night.
Paulo Dybala was the star of the show for the Serie A giants, with the 23-year-old Argentine attacker opening the scoring after just seven minutes, courtesy of a deft curling effort.
Max Allegri’s side were now dominant, pressing Barca high up the pitch. However, the visitors had a great chance to equalise on 21 minutes, with a magnificent through-ball from Lionel Messi putting Andres Iniesta one-on-one with Gigi Buffon.
The Barca schemer tried to bend the ball around the ‘keeper, only for the Juve legend to produce a fine stop.
That save would prove to be a pivotal moment in the game, with the in-form Dybala bagging a second soon after, via a tremendous strike from the edge of the box.
Two goals up, Juve were happy to sit back and hit their Spanish opponents on the break, with Gonazlo Higuain twice thwarted by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Barca goal.
The third goal did eventually come for the hosts, after lax marking from Javier Mascherano allowed Giorgio Chiellini to head home from a corner.
While Barcelona managed to pull of the mother of all comebacks against PSG in the Last 16, the likelihood of Juventus’ experienced, battle-hardened outfit crumbling at the Nou Camp seems highly unlikely.