Juventus vs Barcelona

In the midweek champions league game Juventus played host to Barcelona at the Juventus stadium. Barcelona had been in bad from with a 2-0 loss to Malaga the weekend previous, although anything can happen in the Champions League as they demonstrated in the earlier round against PSG scoring 3 goals in the last 5 minutes. Juventus were in great form and were being tipped as slight favorites. The game started quickley with Juve keen to press Barcelona’s back 4. After only 7 minutes this came to fruition with a super finish from star striker Paulo Dybala. After the goal Barcelona seemed to settle a bit and nearly levelled through Andreas Iniesta. Then Juve broke quickly and once again that man Dybala buried his second goal with a delightful finish. 2-0 and Barca were stunned. In the second hald Barcelona had some chances but were given the ultimate penalty once again when centre half Georgio Cheillini rose above Mascherano to head in Juve’s 3rd goal and the stadium was rocking. Juventus then took the sting out of the game and held onto their clean sheet. The second leg at the Nou Camp is sure to be an entailing encounter with Juve’s rock solid defence. As Barcelons proved before though , anything is possible.

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