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His stinging shot tested Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon in the third minute and another lightning burst into the box ended with Giorgio Chiellini making a crucial block.
Rakitic, who scored in Barca's 3-0 win over Juve at the Nou Camp in September, went on: "Last season Juventus deserved to reach the final; this season they have dropped a few points in their league but that doesn't mean they are not as strong.
The JUVE Awards count among the most important standards for the German legal market; nominations are based on extensive research and more than 1,000 oral and written interviews with lawyers, clients, junior lawyers and other parties involved in the legal market.
Take into consideration that this also represents a last chance for the likes of ageing Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon (a two-time Champions League runner-up); and redemption for a side, which, rocked by a 2006 match-fixing scandal, hasn't won a Champions League title in over 20 years; and you would have to say Juve need and want it more.
Juve, no bigger than 4-11 at William Hill to reach the Final, have conceded 22 goals in Serie A and just two in 10 Champions League matches on the way to the semis.
He started in 30 games for Juve this season, including the Champions League final defeat to Barcelona, and scored five goals and set up five more.
But with Juve enjoying their best spell, Barca struck in the 68th minute when Buffon could only parry a Lionel Messi shot and Suarez followed up to score.
Back-to-back away defeats to Atletico Madrid and Olympiakos meant Juve were in danger of a third consecutive group-stage elimination at a time when Allegri had yet to convince many Juventus fans of his quality.
Juve, meanwhile, made it three wins in a row with a 2-0 triumph over Chievo.
When asked about Pogba, Juve general director Giuseppe Marotta said: "What was a promising player has become a reality.
Vidal moved to Juve from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 and scored 11 goals in 32 league appearances to help the Turin giants win their third straight league title last season.