FULL-TIME, Juventus 0-2 Barcelona: A very impressive performance from Barcelona. Three big points on the road.
GOAL!!! Juventus 0-2 Barcelona (Messi 90’): IT’S TWO!!! Messi buries the spot kick and Barça have won in Turin!
89min: PENALTY FOR BARÇA! Ansu Fati is brought down inside the box by Bernardeschi and Barça have a chance to kill the game.
88min: Third change from Barça as Junior Firpo comes on for Griezmann.
85min: RED CARD! Demiral is sent off for a second yellow card after a foul on Pjanic.
84min: Juventus still struggling to attack, but with a narrow lead for Barça there is still a chance for the home team. Barça doing a good job of keeping possession and avoiding trouble in this second half.
74min: WHAT A MISS! Messi finds Griezmann in great position inside the box, but the Frenchman drags his shot just wide and misses another big chance.
69min: Juventus finally create something as Kulusevski and Rabiot fire shots at goal after good attacking moves, but both attempts are off target.
66min: Second substitution for Barça as Ansu Fati comes on for Dembélé.
64min: Big counter attack from Barça and a huge chance for Pedri, but Danilo comes up with an important block.
62min: Very dangerous shot from Messi that goes just wide. Barça playing very well in this second half.
55min: DISALLOWED AGAIN! It’s a hat-trick of offside goals for Morata, who scores for the third time but is once again denied a goal thanks to VAR.
50min: Frenkie De Jong is playing center-back with Busquets in midfield to start this second half.
46min: Halftime substitution for Barça as Sergio Busquets replaced the injured Ronald Araujo.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Juventus 0-1 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys, let’s finish the job and get the win!
HALFTIME, Juventus 0-1 Barcelona: This certainly hasn’t been the highest quality of football, and there’s a lot of missed passes and fouls out there. Barça have had the better chances and look solid enough on defense, and Ousmane Dembélé has been amazing so far.
45+1min: Araujo is up and looks okay, but we’ll see if he comes back after halftime.
45min: Ronald Araujo is down injured, which is really terrible news since there is no central defender on the bench.
35min: Barça waste a HUGE chance after recovering the ball in midfield: Messi finds Dembélé all alone in front of Szczesny, but the Frenchman decides not to shoot then passes to Griezmann who also doesn’t shoot and eventually loses the ball. This could prove a costly miss for Barça.
30min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Morata scores again but his goal is called off for offside once again.
23min: Griezmann finds Messi with a GORGEOUS backheel but the captain drags his shot wide. Another good chance for Barça.
15min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Álvaro Morata scores an instant equalizer for Juve, but the striker was offside then used his hand to find the back of the net, so VAR steps in and takes the goal away.
GOAL!!! Juventus 0-1 Barcelona (Dembélé 14’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Messi switches the play to find Dembélé who cuts to his left, back to his right, then fires a shot that deflects off Bonucci and goes over Szczesny to give Barça the lead!
8min: Juventus pressing very high as Barça try to pass from the back and the Blaugrana are having trouble getting out of their half.
2min: DOUBLE CHANCE! Pjanic forces a big save out of Szczesny, then Griezmann hits the post! Fast start from Barça!
1min: First chance for Barça as Messi finds himself in space inside the box, but Leonardo Bonucci makes an amazing block to stop him from scoring.
KICKOFF! Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Neto; Roberto, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Griezmann, Pedri, Dembélé; Messi (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Iñaki Peña (GK), Arnau (GK), Dest, Firpo, Busquets, Aleñá, Puig, Trincão, Fati, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Szczesny; Cuadrado, Demiral, Bonucci, Danilo; Kulusevski, Bentancur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Dybala, Morata (4-4-2)
Bench: Buffon (GK), Pinsoglio (GK), Arthur, Ramsey, McKennie, Bernardeschi, De Winter, Frabotta, Portanova, Riccio
WELCOME TO THE ALLIANZ STADIUM!!! The beautiful home of Juventus is the site of a big Champions League match between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one desperately in need of good news after a painful loss in El Clásico and the resignation of the club president. Juve won’t have Cristiano Ronaldo and have a lot of injuries at the back, but they are still Juventus and this should be a very good match. And you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 Champions League, Group G, Matchday 2
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
VAR: Kevin Blom (NED)
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