Enrique: First-leg errors cost us

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique blamed errors during last week's 3-0 defeat by Juventus as his side were eliminated from the Champions League after a 0-0 draw in Wednesday's quarter-final second leg in Italy.

A Paulo Dybala brace and Giorgio Chiellini's header last week in Turin left Barca needing another miracle comeback and despite raining shots on Gianluigi Buffon's goal at the Nou Camp, Enrique’s side rarely looked capable of matching the heroic comeback in the last round against PSG.

"I will remember what happened in the first half in the Juventus Stadium for a very long time," Luis Enrique said after the match.

"Our participation in this tournament this season has been unforgettable but we had a very poor first half in Turin and that has cost us dear."

Barca had 19 shots at goal but Buffon was only really tested once as Lionel Messi sent four shots off target. Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Sergi Roberto also had attempts to beat the experienced Italian goalkeeper but were ultimately unsuccessful.

"We needed to be more calm and more lucid. We tried to do everything," added Enrique, who will leave Barca at the end of the season after three years at the helm.

"We had a lot of shots on goal but only had one on target. We had a great attitude and made a huge effort so it's a shame,” he added.

"We leave this game feeling sad but we can't blame anyone. We tried everything until the end and kept fighting to create chances but none of them went in. I'm annoyed we couldn't win the game because we tried with all our strength but we couldn't find the path to their goal."

Barca now have just three days to prepare for domestic action, with a crucial trip to arch-rivals Real Madrid on Sunday for a potential title-deciding El Clasico.

Defending champions Barca sit three points behind Madrid, who have a game in hand.

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