CL: Juventus possess Barcelona
Juventus got a indispensable level at dwelling to Barcelona, nonetheless Ivan Rakitic hit the woodwork and Paulo Dybala was once denied by a closing-gasp set.
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The Bianconeri had to construct without Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Marko Pjaca and cup-tied Stephan Lichtsteiner, so debuted a novel Three-four-2-1 formation. The actual shock observed the Blaugrana relaxation Lionel Messi, also missing injured Javier Mascherano, Arda Turan, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Andre Gomes and Ousmane Dembele.
Barcelona misplaced right here Three-0 in closing season’s quarter-closing, nonetheless acquired by the same result at Camp Nou abet in September.
Andres Iniesta didn’t construct the most of a unsuitable Juan Cuadrado header abet, nonetheless Ivan Rakitic went extraordinarily shut on 22 minutes when his free kick flew previous everyone to leap off the a ways put up.
Paulinho went down within the sphere without contact from Miralem Pjanic and was once booked for simulation. It was once a first 1/2 curiously low on quality for this kind of prestigious fixture, nonetheless when Juve did put collectively a real passing pass, Cuadrado ballooned the volley into the stands.
Dybala went on a mazy accelerate from Alex Sandro’s abet, nonetheless his attain from a tight attitude was once over the bar real before 1/2-time.
After the restart, Luis Suarez’s free kick was once deflected inches over the bar and Gonzalo Higuain blasted off target on the flip from a Pjanic abet.
Leo Messi came off the bench for ex-Milan forward Gerard Deulofeu and curled a free kick real over the bar, nonetheless Cuadrado slipped to send Lucas Digne by procedure of and the Frenchman was once too true in searching to roll it all over when he also can accumulated’ve gone for fair himself.
Douglas Costa went down real internal the dwelling on a Gerard Pique nudge, nonetheless there wasn’t adequate to warrant a penalty, then drilled smartly huge from a extraordinarily promising converse.
Dybala belief he’d acquired it in stoppages with an phenomenal first time daisy-cutter from the sting of the sphere, nonetheless Marc-Andre Ter Stegen got down for a decisive set to fingertip it out of the shut to backside nook.
Juventus 0-0 Barcelona
Juventus: Buffon; Rugani, Barzagli, Benatia; Cuadrado (Marchisio 70), Pjanic (Bentancur sixty five), Khedira, Alex Sandro; Dybala, Douglas Costa (Matuidi Eighty five); Higuain
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Digne; Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta (Alba 82); Deulofeu (Messi Fifty five), L Suarez, Paulinho
Ref: Mazic (SER)
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