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Barcelona vs Juventus 12 September 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions

13 Setiembre 2017

"As long as the club and the president [Andrea Agnelli] want me at Juve, that's where I'll be".

The half ended, but there was even more to come.

Bartomeu has faced repeated calls for his resignation after Neymar's world record move to Paris Saint-Germain last month and Barca's bungled attempts to replace the Brazilian in the transfer market. Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich added to the scoreline in the second half.

Atletico Madrid sees itself as a contender to win the Champions League, but poor finishing made it look well short of that standard in a 0-0 draw with Roma.

At one point he was given a yellow for mock-waving a card at the referee, and in asking for Miralem Pjanic to be booked, he earned a booking himself.

The Bianconeri lost out to Barca in the 2015 final, but they gained revenge with a comfortable victory in last season's quarterfinals.

Barcelona Predicted lineups: Ter Stegen; Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Semedo; Rakitic, Iniesta, Busquets; Dembele, Messi, L. Suarez.

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick, while Ousmane Dembele set up a goal for Luis Suarez on his debut as Valverde's men thrashed local rivals Espanyol 5-0 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Juan Cuadrado is suspended while Alex Sandro and Sami Khedira may not feature.

"We'll have to keep an eye on Dybala and all the great Juventus players".

The Argentine almost caught out Juve again with a quick-fire shot, which clipped Buffon's far post with the goalkeeper well beaten.

This is the first time they will be squaring off in the group stage, but that is unlikely to make Tuesday's encounter any less interesting. The Catalans have won the first three matches. Barcelona are pretty much at full strength, tilting the odds in favor of the Blaugrana. Valverde opined: "Everyone is in charge of their own life and their own future".

The Italian outfit have reached the knockout rounds in their last three attempts, having finished third in their sectionin 2013/14.

Barcelona's all-time top scorer, Messi, has scored eight goals in six games across all competitions this season. Check Movistar+ (Spain) TV for live streaming, Premium Sport HD for Italy, BT Sport Extra for the UK, Fox Sports 2 USA is the USA and beIN Sports for the countries of Middle East. These two teams both have solid defenders and I think that a 1-0 or a 2-0 result win are the most reasonable result.

Barcelona vs Juventus 12 September 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions