FULL-TIME, Barcelona 0-3 Juventus: This team sucks. Goobye, Ronald.
89min: Another comfortable save for Buffon on a Messi shot. Rinse, repeat.
85min: Messi fires wide from distance.
82min: Barça’s final change sees Óscar Mingueza replace Ronald Araujo.
80min: Pjanic tries from distance but misses the target.
78min: Junior Firpo booked for dissent.
77min: Easy save by Buffon on a Messi free-kick.
75min: GOAL DISALLOWED. Corner for Juventus and Ronaldo’s shot hits Bonucci before going in, but the Italian defender was offside and VAR calls off the goal.
74min: PENALTY CALLED OFF! Griezmann was offside before being fouled by De Ligt and the spot kick is taken away.
73min: PENALTY TO BARÇA! Griezmann is brought down in the box by De Ligt.
70min: Braithwaite with a shot from inside the box that deflects off Bonucci and goes away for a corner.
67min: Fourth change from Koeman as Riqui Puig comes on for Pedri.
65min: Buffon! Huge save to stop Messi and then De Ligt clears it away for a corner before Braithwaite can get to the rebound.
60min: Pjanic fires it wide with a volley.
59min: Umtiti is booked for a foul on Morata.
58min: CROSSBAR! Messi with the set piece and Griezmann heads it against the woodwork.
55min: Double change from Koeman: Junior Firpo comes on for Jordi Alba and Samuel Umtiti returns after six months to replace Clément Lenglet.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-3 Jvuventus (Ronaldo 52’): Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the spot again.
50min: Penalty given.
49min: VAR check for a potential handball by Lenglet.
48min: TER STEGEN! Brilliant save by the German to stop Ramsey’s left footed shot.
46min: Halftime substitution from Ronald Koeman as Martin Braithwaite replaces Francisco Trincão.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-2 Juventus: And we’re back underway! Hard to see us coming back here, but let’s do this boys!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-2 Juventus: Awful first half from Barça in every phase of the game. Really terrible to watch.
45+1min: Alba finds Messi and Leo hits is straight at Buffon. Again.
43min: Juve counter-attack and Ramsey fires over the bar. Barça continue to stink.
35min: Alba finds Messi with a low cross, and Leo fires it straight at Buffon.
30min: Lenglet booked for a foul on Morata.
24min: Cross from Alex Sandro and Ronaldo heads it over the bar. Juve are embarrassing Barça right now.
22min: SAVE! Messi fires from distance and Buffon makes an excellent save away for a corner.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-2 Juventus (McKennie 20’): Juventus double the lead. Cuadrado with the cross, McKennie with a powerful volley all alone in the box.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Juventus (Ronaldo 13’ pen.): Ronaldo buries the penalty and Juve have the lead.
11min: PENALTY TO JUVENTUS. Ronaldo takes on Araujo and the Barça defender takes Cristiano down with a shoulder charge. Soft penalty, but it is given anyway.
8min: Danilo fires from long range but the shot goes well wide. Juventus have started better, have more of the ball and the first couple of attempts on goal. Barça seem content to just sit back and defend.
7min: McKennie finds Ronaldo at the edge of the box and Cristiano fires a weak shot that Ter Stegen grabs easily.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Juventus: And we’re underway! Come on, boys, let’s do this!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Trincão, Pjanic, De Jong, Pedri; Messi, Griezmann (4-4-2)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Mingueza, Umtiti, Firpo, Busquets, Aleñá, Matheus, Puig, Coutinho, Konrad, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Buffon; Bonucci, De Ligt, Danilo; Cuadrado, McKennie, Arthur, Ramsey, Sandro; Morata, Ronaldo (3-5-2)
Bench: Szczesny (GK), Pinsoglio (GK), Dragusin, Frabotta, Rabiot, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Portanova, Kulusevski, Chiesa, Dybala, Da Graca
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of another big Barcelona match as the Blaugrana welcome Juventus for the Champions League group stage finale. Barça lead the group but Juve have a chance to finish first with a big win, and Ronald Koeman’s men must step up in a huge game. So this should be fun, 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 UEFA Champions League, Group G, Matchday 6
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
VAR: Bastian Dankert (GER)
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