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Hello, and welcome to tonight’s liveblog.

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Kick of is at 7.45pm.

Here are tonight’s teams…

Dortmund: Bürki, Sahin, Reus, Guerreiro, Aubameyang, Kagawa, Sokratis, Piszczek, Ginter, Weigl, Durm.

Subs: Weidenfeller, Schmelzer, Merino, Bender, Castro, Pulisic, Dembélé.

Monaco: Subasic, Glik, Jemerson, Touré, Mendy, Bakayoko, Moutinho, Lemar, Silva, Mbappé, Falcao.

Subs: De Sanctis, Jorge, Raggi, N’Doram, Dirar, Cardona, Germain.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, J.Alba, S.Roberto, Umtiti.

Subs: Cillessen, Denis, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Digne, A.Gomes, Aleñá.

Juventus: Buffon; Dani Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain.

Subs: Neto, Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Barzagli, Asamoah, Lemina, Rincon.

We’re underway…

Dybala already has the imaginary card out after a cynical foul on him by Rakitic.

Down the other end, Neymar goes down under a challenge from Alves in the penalty area but the ref waves play on.

Judging by replays, it would have been a very soft decision to award the penalty.

10Mins

Bürki can only parry Mendy’s powerful shot from the edge of the area.

Mbappe is on hand for a relatively easy to make it 1-0 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate to Monaco.

12Mins

Monaco are continuing to attack Dortmund aggressively.

A dangerous cross almost falls to Falcao, before the visitors nervously clear their lines.

16Mins

Higuain finds space on the edge of the area but fails to hit the target with his subsequent powerful shot.

Shortly thereafter, Cuadrado breaks free on the counter, but Pique gets back well to stop his cross finding a Juve attacker.

Juve have started this game well and do not look like a team set for a PSG-esque implosion.

17Mins

Good movement from Falcao to evade Piszczek, but he can’t quite direct his header on target.

Moments later, Silva gets a half chance from Mendy’s cross, but his header is straight at Bürki.

19Mins

Messi wastes a good chance.

Suarez lays it off to the Argentine star on the edge of the box, but he drags his shot narrowly wide.

21Mins

Alba crosses to Neymar, but the Brazilian’s volley goes wide.

Better from Barca, who are beginning to control this game.

23Mins

Falcao clinically heads home Lemar’s pinpoint cross.

That makes it 5-2 on aggregate — a Dortmund recovery looks very unlikely now.

32Mins

Buffon saves a shot from Messi, before the Argentine player’s attempt on the rebound finds the side netting.

Juve have coped with Barca’s attack relatively well so far, though the visitors will tire quickly given that their opponents are dominating possession and territory.

35Mins

Interesting move from Dortmund.

Dembélé has replaced Durm after just 27 minutes, as the German side look to increase their options in attack.

39Mins

Pjanic plays a lovely lofted pass through to Higuaín, who can’t quite properly connect with the ball on the volley.

The Argentine striker hasn’t been at his best so far.

41Mins

Iniesta gets booked for a rash challenge on Cuadrado.

Barcelona have been showing signs of frustration of late.

46Mins

Suarez tries a scissors kick from Neymar’s cross, but his attempt goes well wide.

Messi then lands awkwardly after going up for a challenge with Pjanic, before Neymar goes in hard and late on the latter.

The Brazilian gets booked and will miss the semi-final first-leg if Barca progress.

45Mins

So half-time in both ties now.

It’s hard to see anything but a progression for Juventus and Monaco. Both sides hold commanding leads.

Barca haven’t looked good enough to break Juventus down and only had one really clear-cut chance that Messi hit just wide.

Monaco, meanwhile, have been ruthless against a Dortmund side who have been defensively suspect and clearly second best in that first half.

45Mins

Spain Soccer Champions League Barcelona's Neymar gestures during the Champions League quarter-final second-leg match. Source: Emilio Morenatti

46Mins

The second half of Barca-Juve has begun…

48Mins

Neymar beats about four players before eventually being crowded out by the Juve defenders.

That moment sums up the game so far.

52Mins

Cuadrado finds space as Juve counter. His shot goes just wide.

Barca are looking increasingly vulnerable on the counter-attack.

54Mins

Neymar is looking very frustrated at the moment. He’s tried hard, but it hasn’t really gone his way tonight.

As I type, Messi blasts over from the edge of the box.

Meanwhile, the Monaco-Dortmund game is back underway.

57Mins

Dortmund couldn’t, could they?

Dembele goes on a superb solo run before laying the ball off to Reus. The German international’s consummate finish finds the top right-hand corner.

59Mins

Messi again comes within inches of a goal, as his shot from the edge of the box is deflected just wide.

Meanwhile, Barca have replaced Rakitic with Alcácer.

60Mins

Barca have had 62% possession so far.

The hosts have rarely looked like scoring though and need more cutting edge in the final third.

62Mins

Neymar goes past Pjanic but then blazes the ball over.

Barca have lacked the composure in attack that they showed against PSG.

64Mins

Khedira gets booked for lunging into Suarez.

The German international will miss the semi-final if Juve get there.

66Mins

A Suarez cross is deflected out. The corner falls to Messi and he volleys over.

It increasingly feels like ‘one of those nights’ for Barca.

69Mins

Barcelona aren’t playing too badly in general play.

It’s just that final killer pass, which remains elusive.

71Mins

Big chance for Falcao to settle the tie in Monaco.

He breaks the Dortmund offside trap, but his clipped finish goes just over.

74Mins

Neymar’s dangerous cross is headed wide by Chiellini.

Juventus have given another defensive masterclass tonight.

74Mins

Barzagli replaces Dybala for Juve.

A Barca win now would surely be even more remarkable than their PSG miracle.

80Mins

Suarez goes down in the box but the ref waves play on.

Mascherano has replaced Sergi, while Pique is playing up front now.

82Mins

Mascherano gets the slightest of touches on a cross, but Buffon goes down well to make the save.

Less than 10 minutes remain.

84Mins

Cuadrado is replaced by Lemina.

The former Chelsea player has been good tonight, showing great diligence off the ball.

86Mins

No real sign of a breakthrough for Dortmund in Monaco.

It looks like the Germans will follow Barca out of the competition.

90Mins

The substitute striker Germain has made it 3-1, having just replaced Mbappe.

Lemar again is the provider, as his excellent cross is slotted home.

90Mins

Neymar’s pass bounces off Messi, and Juve clear.

There will be three minutes of stoppage time.

93Mins

FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 0-0 JUVENTUS (JUVENTUS ADVANCE 3-0 ON AGGREGATE)

That’s all from me tonight.

You can read the Barca report here and the Monaco one here.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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