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Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini nearly come to blows as they fight to get Messi’s shirt

The Italian side drew 0-0 at the Nou Camp to advance through to the Champions League semi-finals, but Messi was still on the minds of the two defenders

LEONARDO BONUCCI and Giorgio Chiellini may have stopped Lionel Messi from scoring in the second leg, but they still had the Argentinian ace on their minds after full-time.

Juventus produced a tactical masterclass against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday evening to advance through to the semi-finals after drawing 0-0.

Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci argue about who will be taking home Lionel Messi’s shirt

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Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci argue about who will be taking home Lionel Messi’s shirt

Lionel Messi and Leonardo Bonucci trade shirts after the full-time whistle at the Nou Camp

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Lionel Messi and Leonardo Bonucci trade shirts after the full-time whistle at the Nou Camp

Juventus advanced through to the Champions League semi-finals after beating Luis Enrique’s men 3-0 over two legs

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Juventus advanced through to the Champions League semi-finals after beating Luis Enrique’s men 3-0 over two legs

The Old Lady centre-back declared his son will be delighted after he won the battle to swap shirts with Lionel Messi

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The Old Lady centre-back declared his son will be delighted after he won the battle to swap shirts with Lionel Messi

Over two legs, Luis Enrique’s men failed to penetrate the defence of the Serie A giants, with centre-backs Bonucci and Chiellini key to their success.


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After the 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp, the two Italians then battled each-other as they both vied to take home Messi’s shirt.

The two were playfully fighting one another for the 29-year-old’s jersey, but Bonucci came out on top after the Barca star agreed to the swap.

The two centre-back’s have established themselves to be amongst the best defenders in world football

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The two centre-back’s have established themselves to be amongst the best defenders in world football

Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini in action against Barcelona on Wednesday evening

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Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini in action against Barcelona on Wednesday evening

The Juventus players at the end of the match celebrate with the travelling fans after knocking out Barcelona

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The Juventus players at the end of the match celebrate with the travelling fans after knocking out Barcelona

Bonucci said after the game: “Getting Messi’s shirt at the end of the game? I was pleased to have the jersey of the best player in the world. My son will be very happy.”

Last week, Massimiliano Allegri’s side swept the Catalan club away in Turin, winning 3-0 as Paulo Dybala scored a brilliant brace, before Chiellini added a third.

Juventus join Monaco, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the final four, with Gianluigi Buffon eyeing up a first Champions League title with the Old Lady.

Neymar cries as Barcelona are knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus