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FC Barcelona News: 9 December 2020; Barça lose to Juventus, Darwin Núñez latest

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SL Benfica v FC Pacos Ferreira - Portuguese League 2020/21 Photo by Paulo Nascimento/NurPhoto via Getty Images

FC Barcelona 0-3 Juventus: Not our night - FC Barcelona
A Cristiano Ronaldo double on his return to the Camp Nou, and a Weston McKennie volley saw Juventus end the group stage ahead of Barça

Umtiti returns after 164 days out - FC Barcelona
The French centre back, out injured with a knee problem since 27 June when he made his last appearance in a Barça shirt in a 2-2 draw against Celta in Vigo, came on in the second half of the game against Juventus to replace his country man Clément Lenglet who was making his 100th appearance in a Barça shirt.

Cristiano Ronaldo says he never saw Lionel Messi as a rival - Football Espana
Juventus won 3-0 courtesy of a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and a goal from Winston McKennie. The Italians had to better Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over them in Turin in October to steal top spot, and they did.

Ronald Koeman says Barcelona were "lacking aggression" in 3-0 defeat to Juventus - Football Espana
“I think we lost the game in the first half-hour, as we got off to a bad start, didn’t play well defensively, were lacking aggression in midfield, and Juventus played well,” Ronald Koeman told Sky Sport Italia after the game.

Antoine Griezmann: We have to stop making excuses and work hard - SPORT
The Frenchman said: "We didn't turn up. In the first half, they were all over us. We lacked everything: desire, attitude, wanting to run, to defend... everything was bad."

Barça goalkeeper Ter Stegen: “We made mistakes that cannot happen” - SPORT
The loss cost Barça top place in the group, with Juve progressing to the last 16 as group winners and Ronald Koeman's men as runners-up.

Barcelona continue to scout Benfica and Uruguay striker Darwin Nuñez - SPORT
Barça have been following the Uruguay international since he signed for Almeria and have continued to do so since he joined Benfica for 24 million euros in the summer.

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