LIVE: Juventus vs Barcelona UEFA Champions League

By  Football Pulp - 11 April 2017

Juventus 3-0 Barcelona

Juventus pulled off a miracle. Two brilliant first-half goals put Juve ahead before Giorgio Chiellini headed another one to make it 3-0. There’s no chance for Barça to score four goals against this Juve defense. A well-deserved win for Juve but Barça knows how to bounce back. Can they pull off a miracle against this Juve side? We’ll see that in 8 days time. Thank you so much for joining us. Come back tomorrow for the big game, Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid. We will keep you updated on all the live action from Atletico Madrid and Leicester game as well. Sad news from Dortmund but gladly no casualties were reported.

Final Score (3-0)

Juventus vs Barcelona

Juventus are heading into the second leg with a 3 goal advantage. Final score 3-0. 

Here's the final whistle. 

Home fans are waiting anxiously for the final whistle. 

90+4 min: Mario Mandzukic is down and injured. Play is stopped. 

90+1 min: Samuel Umtiti and Mario Lemina, both receives a Yellow for unsportsmanlike conduct. 

4 minutes have been added to the game. 

89 min: Massimiliano Allegri made his final change. Andrea Barzagli replaces Miralem Pjanic. Another tactical substitution.  

86 min: Free-Kick for Barca from outside the box. Messi takes it. 

The home team have had 34% of possession compared to the away team's 66%. 

We are heading towards the conclusion and Juventus are leading the tie 3-0. 

81 min: Another change for Juve as Tomas Rincon replaces man of the moment, Paulo Dybala.  

75 min: Suarez shoots wide once again. 

74 min: Sami Khedira dives and gets booked. 

73 min: Change by Juve. Mario Lemina replaces Juan Cuadrado. 

72 min: Sami Khedira from Juventus is ruled offside

Barcelona threat level has just increased. They are not only holding the ball but are creating chances and we can see Messi playing the integral role here. The Argentinean is running in, creating the chances but not getting enough support from the other end.

67 min: Suarez Misses! A great ball in the box by Messi but Suarez couldn't net the ball. 

Today's attendence, 41,000. 

Mario Mandzukic receives a Yellow card. 

63 min: Play stopped. Mario Mandzukic is down and injured. 

57 min: Another Yellow for Barca. Andres Iniesta booked for rough play. 

55 min: Gooooooooooaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. Juve 3, Barca nil. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Giorgio Chiellini heads the ball perfectly to the back of the net and extended Juve lead to 3 goals.

Suarez Booked. Yellow card for the Uraguain.  

 

47 min: Fantastic defending by Juve but an equally brilliant effort from Messi & Neymar combined. 

Welcome Back! 

We are back, live from Turin. Substitution for Barça. Andre Gomes replaces Mathieu.  

HALF-TIME (2-0)

Shinning brightest of all is Paulo Dybala. Juventus find themselves in a better position in this tie. They are leading the game well and controlling the game overall. The Spanish Champions are lacking the flare. MSN seem to miss coordination. Its half-time in the Juventus Stadium and the home side is leading 2-0, it could have been even more. There's so much space at the edge of the box for Juve. We will be back with the live action as the second half kicks-off. 

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44 min: Brilliant effort by Higuain! Beautiful display overall Juventus. Corner for the homeside..

40 min: Cross from Neymar, Suarez couldn't just connect. Missed Opportunity! 

30 min: Barça are passing the ball but Juventus are controlling the game perfectly. 2 sensational goals from Dybala gave host the lead. (Reminder: Barça bounced back 6-1 against PSG in their last CL game)

 

 

24 min: Juventus lead 2-0

 

 

22 min: DYBAAAAALAAAAAAAAAAAA SCORES AGAIN 

12 min: Poor free-kick by Messi.  

10 min: Barcelona are just passing the ball and trying to hold the ball. Free-kick for Barca outside the box. Juve are leading 1-0.

7 min: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

 

 

DYBALA netted the ball perfectly. Brilliant first touch and an equisetic finish. Juve lead 1-0.  

3 min: Save by Ter Stegen! Higuain jumps in the box and headed the ball perfectly but in the hands of Barca goalkeeper. 

Game on! Kick-Off

We are momemts away from Juventus vs Barcelona. An emotional reunion for Dani Alves as he meets his former teammates. 

 

 

Breaking News

The match between Broussia Dortmund and AS Monaco has been postponed to tomorrow.

 

 

15-mins to Kick-off between Juventus vs Barcelona.

 

 

News Alert

Dortmund team hasn’t arrived in the stadium as there has been an explosion near the team bus on their way to the stadium causing an injury to Marc Bartra. Monaco are at the stadium. Chances are that this match won’t go ahead. Prayers are with Dortmund. No further details now but we will keep you posted with more deatils.   

marc Bartra

Line-ups 

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Barcelona 

 

 

Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach

When you play the first leg at home, it's always nice not to concede. Against a team like Barcelona, it won't be easy –more a case of us having to score more than them. You cannot imagine two 0-0s against Barcelona and winning on penalties.

 

Gigi Buffon admits his children are supporting Barcelona Tonight. The Italian while talking to the media claimed that his side has closed the gap on Barcelona and have two years of experience ahead of Champions League game tonight.

"My kids love him and Neymar," he added. "I'm happy as it means they have good taste!

"I don't want to disrespect the other Barcelona players,' Buffon explained.

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Possible line-ups
 

Juventus: Buffon; Dani Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanić, Khedira; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.

sami khediraSami Khedira is ready for tonight's game

 

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitić, Mascherano, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar.

All smiles: MSN is gearing up for the Italian Job. 

 

Allegri: “Barça are still the strongest”

The Juventus manager spoke glowingly about Barça: “They have three players up front who ensure goals as well as other great champions.” Allegri explained how his side will try and make the most of “the spaces Barça leave as they are an attacking side.” However, the Italian coach warned his players: “it will be hard to stop Barça from scoring a goal as they are still the strongest team,” while saying Juventus have “grown in confidence.”

 

“We need to play good football, because you Juventus’s numbers are spectacular, but our target is the same as ever — to play well regardless of the venue and be better than a very strong opponent, and of course that's going to be very difficult.” – Luis Enrique

It’s Matchday in the UEFA Champions League. Juventus is all geared up to take on the mighty Barcelona and Monaco is aiming to seal a point against Dortmund. Brace yourself because we will be live in few hours and will bring you all the live action from Italy and Germany. Follow the live build up ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals and stay tuned for live updates.

 

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