JUV vs BAR, Champions Highlights: Messi, Dembele sink 10-man Juventus 2-0

BAR vs JUV, UEFA Champions League Highlights: Catch the football score and updates between Barcelona vs Juventus at Juventus Stadium.

Barcelona players celebrate after scoring the opening goal against Juventus.   -  Getty Images

FULL-TIME! JUVENTUS 0-2 BARCELONA

 

That's all for today! Thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, it's goobye! CIAO!

 

FULL-TIME!!!! A frustrating night comes to an end for the host!!!

Coming to the penalty, Messi goes for the left corner and Szcezsny had gone the wrong way!

90+1' GOOOALLLLL!!! MESSI SCORES TO MAKE IT 2-0 AND THAT IS THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN!! RONALDO MUST BE SITTING AT HOME AND MUST BE FEELING GUTTED! not only has his team failed to convert a host of chances but has conceded two goals at home!

90' PENALTY TO BARCELONA!!! THAT'S A HORRENDOUS CHALLENGE FROM BERNARDESHI. A HEFTY TACKLE ON FATI FROM BEHIND!

5 MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADDED ON!

89' SUBSTITUTION FOR BARCELONA! IN- FIRPO | OUT- GRIEZMANN

86' RED CARD AND JUVE DOWN TO 10 MEN! Demiral picks up a second yellow after bringing down Busquets.

Five minutes plus stoppage time!

This has turned into a very rough game now. High boots and clashes of heads. This time, Pjanic is down and in pain.

82' SUBSTITUTIONS FOR JUVENTUS! IN- ARTHUR, BERNARDESCHI | OUT- BENTACUR, RABIOT

LESS THAN 10 MINUTES OF REGULATION TIME TO GO!!

75' WIDEEE!!! GRIEZMANN ON THIS OCCASION! THIS IS THE CLOSEST HE HAS COME TO SCORING TONIGHT! Messi sets up Antoine with a through ball on the left of the Juve area and the Frenchman's shot, seeking the far bottom corner, drags wide.

74' SUBSTITUTION FOR JUVENTUS! IN- MCKNENNI | OUT- KULUVESKI

74' YELLOW CARD FOR CUADRADO! He is booked for a simulation inside the Barca area.

72' Messi takes a touch to beat Bonucci and looks to have a crack at goal. But Danilo puts in a well-times slide tackle to deny the Argentine.

72' Pjanic works the ball to Fati in the box and the teenager creates space before shooting at goal. However, the shot is blocked.

69' OVER!! Kulusevski works the ball into the path of Morata and he plays it back to Kulusevski at the cusp of the area.  Kulusevski goes for a left-footed strike, but he mis-hits it.

69' foul but no booking! Frustration beginning to show! Cuadrado brings down Alba with a push.

It's a funny and a frustrating game for Juve. The players have either been lacklustre in the final third or too eager. They haven't paced themselves correctly and Morata being denied thrice bears testament.

 

66' SUBSTITUTION FOR BARCELONA| IN- FATI | OUT- DEMBELE

63' WIDE!! Messi misses by a whisker. The move starts with Pedri, who has been impressive all night, bursting down the left and squaring the ball. Griezmann meets it at the cusp of the area but loses it. Incoming Messi takes a first-time shot that drifts wide of the left post.

60' YELLOW CARD  FOR ROBERTO! He is cautioned for a bringing down Chiesa!

Coming to the "incident", Chiesa's cross from the left which was volleyed back across goal by Cuadrado and Morata put the ball into the back of the net on the bounce. A long VAR check showed his left foot was off-side when Cuadrado made contact with the ball. UNBELIEVABLE!

 

You wouldn't want to be Morata right now!! How unlucky has he been today!

NO! NO! NO!!! FOR THE THIRD TIME, MORATA IS OFF-SIDE!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING?

 

55' GOOOAALLLLLLL!!!!!! MORATA FINALLY SCORES A GOAL THAT STAYS!!!! It was coming, I know I keep saying it but it's been that kind of a game!

52' Messi, from the right, rifles the ball into the box but the cross is cleared away!

51' FREE-KICK! Demiral shoves Lenglet and Messi stands on the dead ball.

50' CORNER! Lovely footwork from Pedri on the left. He squares it from the byline and wins a corner. Nothing comes off it.

49' BLAZED OVER! Bentacur, from 30 yards out, takes a wild crack at goal and ends up sending the all into the stands. He had slipped while taking the shpt.

46' Juventus resumes the game.

Half-time substitutions! IN- BUSQUETS | OUT- ARAUJO

SECOND HALF BEGINS

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Right then, we are ready to go!! Juventus, if it is to win, need to do better in the final third. Dybala was invisible all half. He needs to turn up.

 

JUV vs BAR is set up for a tantalising finish. Anybody's game from here!

 

HALF-TIME! Barcelona heads into the break with the lead.

45+2' YELLOW CARD! Kulusevski's dangerous slide tackle on Alba earns him a booking and that's that!

TWO MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADDED ON!

45' Chiesa rushes in to try and collect a cross from the right which is deflected off Lenglet but he ends up conceding a goal-kick.

With three minutes to go, Barcelona would look to head into the break without conceding!

40' OUCH! Rabiot catches Pjanic's ankle while tussling for the ball and Barcelona wins a free-kick but nothing comes off it!

35' BLOCK! MISS!Barcelona on the counter is led by Messi. He has Dembele who is bursts forward with him through the right. Once Messi reaches the edge of the box, he threads it to Dembele, whose shot is blocked. The ball rolls back to the incoming Griezmann, who fails to get contact on the first attempt. He looks to square the ball to Pedri but his attemped is blocked!  HOW DID HE NOT SCORE?

33' CHANCE!! Jordi Alba finds the side netting. He rushes into the Juve box. Latches on to a losse ball on the left of the Juventus box but only manages to slam the ball into th side netting.

30' GOOOOALLL AND HE IS OFF-SIDE!! OH NO!!!! MORATA AGAIN!!! HE FINDS THE BACK OF THE NET AND HE IS DEEMED OFF-SIDE AGAIN. A lovely, flat cross from Cuadrado on the right pierces the Barca defense and Morata finishes it with the volley but the off-side flag goes up!

23' WIDDEE FROM MESSI!! Alba with a great pass to Messi, who plays it to an incoming Griezmann at the edge of the box. Antoine pulls it back and Messi, from the left, drags his shot just wide of the far post.

20' JUVENTUS ON THE CHARGE! The response has been superb from Pirlo's side. This time, Bentacur crosses the ball to the far post from the right flank. Dybala looks to finish it but he commits a foul on Roberto. Free-kick to Barca.

Wow, that was close!!! AN immediate and an almost successful response from Juventus!

15' GOOOOALLLL!! JUVENTUS EQUALISE ONE MINUTE LATER!  SCRATCH THAT!! THE GOAL IS RULED OUT! Morata zips into the Barca area before firing at goal. Neto makes an excellent save and the rebound falls to Morata, who tidies up this time by finding the back of the net. VAR shows the ball came off his hand and he was off-side too during the build-up.

Dembele takes Barcelona ahead in this crucial encounter! Coming to the goal, the creator was none other than Lionel Messi. A spectacular cross-field pass and he finds Dembele. Dembele then darts toward Juve goal before taking a crack. The ball deflects off Chiesa and loops over Szcezsny.

14' GOOOOOALLLL!!!! DEMBELE GIVES BARCELONA THE LEAD!!! THE WAY THIS MATCH HAS PRGORESSED SO FAR, ONE SENSED THE OPENING GOAL WASN'T TOO FAR!!

12' Barcelona is happy to sit back as Juventus continues to press!

11' CORNER! Pedri wins a corner for Barcelona. Messi curls the ball in from the post but the ball is cleared out of harm's way!

8' ALBA almost gives it away! Both teams are playing perilous football by playing deep from their own halves. Alba, on this occassion, almost gives it away!

8' SLOPPY START FROM JUVENTUS! The players need to switch on or it won't be long before Barca punishes them.

3' POST!!! WHAT A START FROM BARCELONA!! JUVENTUS WITH ITS BACK AGAINST THE WALL! Griezmann finds the post from 12 yards out! How close!!

2' CHANCE!! Messi comes close to scoring very early on in the game! Demiral gives the ball away cheaply and the balls falls to Messi, whose shot is saved by the Juve 'keeper.

1' Barcelona gets the game underway! Barcelona, sporting their pink jerseys, set the ball rolling!

FIRST HALF BEGINS

KICK-OFF!!!

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Out come both the teams!! Less than 3 minutes to go!!

We are less than 10 minutes away from kick-off!

 

Koeman expects big more Antoine! Griezmann is yet to score or register an assist in La Liga this season. Can he deliver tonight?

BIG NEWS: NO RONALDO VS MESSI IN TURIN TODAY:

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Juventus squad for the Champions League match at home to Barcelona later on Wednesday, two weeks after first testing positive for COVID-19.

Last time Andrea Pirlo faced off against Barceola it was his final appearance in a Juventus shirt and Barcelona beat the Italian giant in the 2015 Champions League final.

 

What happened in 2015 during the BAR vs JUV UCL final?

The two teams met in Berlin for the final. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring in the 4th minute. Juventus equalised through Alvaro Morata in the 55th minute. Luis Suarez then scored 13 minutes later to pull Barcelona ahead. Neymar put the final nail in the coffin by adding a third in the 97th minute as Barcelona lifted the coveted trophy.

 

RECENT FORM GUIDE:

Juventus UCL form: W
Juventus form (all competitions): WDWDWD

Barcelona UCL: W
Barcelona form (all competitions): WWDLWL

 

PLAYINGS XIs:

Juventus: Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Merih Demiral, Federico Chiesa, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentacur, Dejan Kulusevski, Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala

Barcelona: Neto, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Miralem Pjanic, Pedri, Frenkie De Jong, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele

 

MATCH PREVIEW:

The highly anticipated matchup of Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi in their side's Group G fixture is unlikely to happen as Ronaldo has reportedly not recovered from the coronavirus in time.

Juventus refused to comment but Italian media reports that Ronaldo's latest test was still positive for COVID-19 on the eve of his side's match against Barcelona.

Alvaro Morata replaced Ronaldo against Dynamo Kyiv last week and scored twice in a 2-0 win. Barcelona got off to a good start by beating Ferencvaros 5-1 but coach Ronald Koeman is under pressure again after the team lost at home to Real Madrid in the Spanish league Saturday.

Koeman will be without playmaker Philippe Coutinho because of an injury. Ferencvaros hosts Dynamo in the other match, with both teams looking for their first wins in the competition.

GROUP E - Chelsea, Sevilla eye first win

Chelsea, with back-to-back 0-0 draws against Sevilla in the Champions League and Manchester United in the Premier League, is showing the team can have some solidity at the back under Frank Lampard after criticism of his defensive record.

Now the English team will look to get its attack firing in a trip to Krasnodar, which will have some fans in attendance for its first home game in the group stage of the Champions League.

The Russian team opened the group with a 1-1 draw at Rennes. In the other match, Sevilla will try to end a four-match winless streak in all competitions when it hosts Rennes.

The Europa League champions have had two straight losses in the Spanish league.

GROUP F - Dortmund and Zenit under pressure to deliver

Borussia Dortmund and Zenit St. Petersburg are both under pressure as they play in Germany after losing their first games. A 3-1 defeat to Lazio showed how Dortmund matches exciting attacking play with a brittle defense.

Manuel Akanji returned with a goal in Dortmund's 3-0 win over Schalke on Saturday after spending time in isolation following a positive coronavirus test, but Emre Can is out after a positive test on Friday.

Zenit needs to bounce back from a loss to Club Brugge last week. No fans will be allowed at Brugge's stadium following a decision by the Belgian government to reinforce anti-coronavirus measures.

After missing the trip to Zenit due to the virus, Simon Mignolet, Michael Krmencik and Odilon Kossounou have all tested negative and can play for the Belgian champion.

GROUP H - United aims to extend winning start, PSG bids for comeback

Paris Saint-Germain, last season's beaten finalist, is under early pressure in its latest bid for an elusive Champions League title.

The French club lost at home to Manchester United 2-1 in the opening round and cannot afford to drop points against competition newcomer Istanbul Basaksehir ahead of an upcoming double-header against Leipzig and with a trip to Old Trafford still to come.

PSG has key players out injured and Neymar is having a lean spell, too, having drawn a blank in his last four games in Europe.

Leipzig is keen to show its run to last season's semifinals, where it lost to PSG, was no fluke by qualifying from a tough group. Julian Nagelsmann's team remains unbeaten in all competitions ahead of the game at United and tops the Bundesliga.

 

Juventus' squad for the UEFA Champions League clash against Barcelona

Wojciec Szczesny, Gianluigi Buffon, Carlo Pinsoglio, Danilo, Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Merih Demiral, Koni De Winter, Gianluca Frabotta, Alessandro Pio Riccio, Arthur Melo, Aaron Ramsey, Weston McKennie, Federico Chiesa, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentacur, Federico Bernardeschi, Manolo Portanova, Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala

Barcelona's squad to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League

Neto, Inaki Pena,Arnau Tena, Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Junior Firpo, Sergio Busquets, Carles Alena, Miralem Pjanic, Riqui Puig, Pedri, Frenkie De Jong, Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Francisco Trincao, Ansu Fati

 

 

WHERE TO WATCH:

You can watch the live telecast of the UEFA Champions League Juventus vs Barcelona match on the Sony Sports Network. You can also catch the LIVE streaming on the SONY LIV app.