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Unfortunately tonight’s other quarter-final between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco has been postponed due to an explosion, but the game in Turin looks set to go ahead so we’ll keep you updated here throughout the evening.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7.45pm.

Here are the teams…

It’s underway in Turin.

1Mins

Khedira with a speculative effort for Juve and it’s well off target.

2Mins

There’s an urgency about the home side early on, as they press Barca high up the pitch.

3Mins

Close! Pjanic’s free-kick from the right finds Higuain but the Juve striker heads straight at Ter Stegen.

8Mins

Brilliant work from Cuadrado on the right as he tees up Dybala, who turns and finishes delightfully to put Juve ahead.

11Mins

Barca not enjoying this so far. They’re being afforded very little time and space.

13Mins

Messi fouled by Chiellini outside the box and towards the right. The Argentine takes it himself but fires it well wide.

18Mins

Pjanic swings in another Juve free from the right but this time it’s Suarez who gets it away.

21Mins

Close! Beautiful ball through for Iniesta by Messi but Buffon makes a vital save for Juve.

24Mins

Barcelona caught napping at the back as Juve break, with Mandzukic cutting the ball back from the left for Dybala, who finishes emphatically to double the Italians’ lead. We’re giving Buffon an assist for that!

30Mins

Messi has the ball in the net for Barca but it’s disallowed as Suarez was ruled offside.

32Mins

Barca owning the ball now as Juve begin to drop deeper.

36Mins

It’s still all Barcelona but they can’t find a breakthrough against a disciplined Juve defence.

37Mins

Juve break, Cuadrado cuts the ball back for Pjanic but he blasts his effort way off target.

39Mins

Mathieu’s cross from the left finds the head of Suarez but his effort deflects off Chiellini and out for a corner, from which Buffon collects for Juve.

41Mins

Cuadrado releases Khedira down the right for Juve but his cross is cut out by Iniesta.

44Mins

Close! Higuain’s volley is awkward for Ter Stegen who’s forced to concede a corner.

46Mins

Khedira goes close after Barca initially cleared the danger, but that’s half-time and it’s the hosts in the ascendancy.

45Mins

One change for Barca at the break: Andre Gomes is on for Jeremy Mathieu.

46Mins

The game has resumed.

46Mins

Close! Messi plays in Neymar, Bonucci intercepts, before Messi shoots narrowly wide.

47Mins

Close! Khedira shoots just wide for Juve from just outside the box. Exciting start to this second half.

49Mins

Iniesta shoots for Barca and it deflects off a Juve player for a corner. There’s a real sense of purpose about the Catalans here, but the corner is wasted.

49Mins

Pique’s ball through almost creates an opening for Suarez but it’s smothered by Buffon.

51Mins

Neymar has a crack from distance but it’s nowhere near the target.

51Mins

Suarez’s cross is only half cleared and Iniesta fires over. Juve living dangerously.

54Mins

Close! Cuadrado tees up Higuain on the edge of the box but Ter Stegen saves for Barca.

54Mins

Suarez gets a yellow card for a foul on Dani Alves.

54Mins

Close! Higuain played through on goal by Dani Alves but Ter Stegen makes a vital save. Awful defending by Barca.

55Mins

Chiellini out-muscles Mascherano and heads home a corner to increase Juve’s lead.

65Mins

At the moment it’s looking like Barca will have another mountain to climb at the Camp Nou in the second leg but there’s still 25 minutes to go here so a lot can happen in the meantime.

67Mins

Close! Messi plays in Suarez with another sublime ball but it’s just off target.

69Mins

Neymar’s effort blocked by what looked like Chiellini’s hand. That should have been a penalty for Barca.

70Mins

Barca starting to find openings again. Nervy moments for Juve.

71Mins

Cuadrado has the ball in the net for Juve but it’s ruled out for a dodgy offside call on Khedira.

75Mins

Suarez is teed up on the edge of the box but he balloons it over. Barca getting frustrated.

78Mins

Neymar tries to play in Suarez but Chiellini comes to the rescue.

79Mins

Messi crosses for Umtiti but it’s just too high.

86Mins

Barca knocking at the door, looking to at least bring an away goal back to the Camp Nou tomorrow week.

86Mins

Messi hits his free-kick at the wall but Suarez wins Barca a corner.

91Mins

Four minutes to be added on in Turin.

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