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Juventus vs. Barcelona: Champions League Final Highlights

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The Champions League final is over and with it, the season comes to an end. Juventus fought valiantly, but Barcelona's high-powered attack prevailed in the end. It was a mightily close affair all the way until the end. Even with Juve coming up just short in the Champions League, the fans, players, and staff have so much to be proud of. If you missed any of the action, here is how the final played out:

Just four minutes into the game, Neymar found a cutting Iniesta who slid a quick pass over to Rakitic. The Croatian international made no mistake as his one-touch finish opened the scoring.


Juve's first real chance came soon after as Alvaro Morata broke down the right side and cut back a pass to Arturo Vidal. The Chilean's shot from the top of the box went just high of the Barcelona goal.


Barcelona had the next big chance in the match and would've made it 2-0 if not for a tremendous save by Gianluigi Buffon. A rocket of a shot by Dani Alves, through several bodies, was kept out by the strong left hand of the legend.


Barca continued to pile on the pressure as this Luis Suarez effort rolled just a hair past the post.


A few minutes later Suarez had another chance that Buffon saved comfortably. It would be the last chance of the half for either side.


Juve started the second half much better. Ten minutes into half Alvaro Morate tied the game after he finished a Ter Stegen rebound from a Tevez shot.


The goal sparked Juve to life. A few minutes after the equalizer Tevez had a chance to give his side the lead.


The momentum eventually shifted back towards Barcelona and Luis Suarez put them ahead after pouncing on a rebound.


Just minutes later it appeared as if Neymar had scored a third Barcelona goal. However, the referee correctly disallowed it due to a handball helping the ball into the net.


Juventus pushed forward late for an equalizer, but it was just not to be. Neymar finished the game off late in stoppage time.


And with that, a long and memorable season ended. Juventus may have come up a little short of their ultimate goal, but there's no shame in losing to an incredible team like Barcelona. Most experts gave Juve no chance in the final, but they pushed Barcelona all the way until the end.