Most anticipated game in Champions League this evening takes centre stage as Juventus host Spanish giants Barcelona at the Allianz Stadium.
Build up to the game was ruined after the result of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Covid 19 result came out positive. The Portuguese superstar would miss the highly anticipated reunion with fierce rival Lionel Messi.
Andrea Pirlo made changes to the side that drew to Verona during the weekend. Dybala and Morata starts up front while Chiesa, Kulusevski and Bentacur makes a start in the Midfield. With the absence of Chiellini and De Ligt at the back, Bonucci and Demiral are the center back pairing.
For Barcelona, due to suspension, Araujo starts in place of Pique while Neto keeps his spot in between the sticks in place of injured Tee Steven. Upfront, Griezmann, Sergi Roberto, Dembele and Pjanic makes a start.
It took just 14 minutes for Barcelona to get the lead. Lionel Messi sends a wonderful diagnonal pass to Dembele on the right, the French midfielder drives through and has his shot deflected beating Szczesny in goal.
Morata was definitely unlucky on the night as the Spaniard had two goals ruled out by the referee. The first was a a result of offside likewise the second goal. The Spaniard was livid, he should have been a little luckier.
The game was looking drab in the second half as Juventus tried to get the much needed equalizer. Turkish defender got sent off in the 85th minute but way before then, Morata had another goal ruled out for offside in the 57th minute.
Lionel Messi got Barcelona’s second via the penalty spot after second half substitute Bernadeschi brought down Fati in the box. Lionel Messi played his penalty way beyond the reach of Szczesny as he got the second goal for Barcelona.
Barcelona ran out two nil victory over Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. Lionel Messi Left it late before he got the much needed second goal for Barcelona.
Alvaro Morata was really unlucky on the night, three fantastic goals scored and all three were ruled out for offside. He has now equal Chelsea striker, Timo Werner in the UEFA Champions League offsides records. See details below