UEFA’s officials have promised to ‘try harder’ in Barcelona’s second leg with Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The officials were helpless as the Serie A leaders struck twice in the first half through Paulo Dybala before a Giorgio Chiellini header gave the hosts a 3-0 advantage to take to the Nou Camp next week.
However, the governing body/Barcelona fan club have vowed to replicate their stunning comeback against PSG in the round of 16.
Referee Deniz Aytekin was on top form at the Nou Camp in March, awarding two beautifully soft penalties that gave the likes of Thiago Silva and Marquinhos no chance of preserving PSG’s lead.
The German official was cruelly robbed of the Man of the Match award by Neymar but many fans praised his efforts in the dramatic game’s aftermath.
Uefalona face the tough task of over overturning a three-goal deficit in the second leg against a well-organised Juventus defence but the game’s officials have promised to do their utmost to ensure Lionel Messi and co’s progression to the semi-finals.
UEFA spokesman, Lee Satchell, said: “We’re absolutely gutted with the result from the first leg.
“We didn’t work hard enough or stick to our pre-game plan. Next week I guarantee a penalty early doors.
“We might as well kick-off with the score at 1-0. And that Dybala kid, I hope he likes early baths because he’s getting sent off the moment he breathes on someone.
“We’ll play until 3 in the morning if we have to. I can’t wait to see the look on Buffon’s face when the we announce 76 minutes of stoppage time.”
As for the actual Barcelona team it’s thought they won’t have to do very much to reach the last four but the below images show that Luis Suarez is already training for the game…
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