Barcelona vs Juventus: Preview, it’s Messi vs Ronaldo after 3 years

FC Barcelona host Juventus in the much-awaited Champions League fixture on 9th December at Camp Nou.

The evergreen Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo rivalry can be enjoyed for the one last time in this group.

The “GOATS” meet against each other for the first time since El Clasico on 23rd December 2017. However, Barca emerged as the 3-0 winners.

FC Barcelona vs Juventus Preview:

FC Barcelona are the only team in Champions League to win all the first five games in the group G.

However, the club is struggling in the La Liga after the latest away defeat to newly-promoted Cadiz by a margin of 2-1. Now the Blaugrana are at 7th position with just 14 points from 10 league fixtures.

In the last meeting between these two sides, Barca emerged as winners (2-0). In that match, Alvaro Morata had three goals disallowed by VAR.

Christiano Ronaldo missed that home fixture, but now with him coming back to the game, the GOAT debate had heated up! Earlier Juventus have made a counter tweet on who’s the greatest of all time!

Juventus are coming from a derby 2-1 win against Torino FC. The goals were scored by substitute Weston McKennie and Leonardo Bonucci in the 77th and 89th minutes respectively. As a result of their win, the Old Lady is currently sitting at 3rd place in Serie A.

However, it will be a mouthwatering clash between Messi and Ronaldo accompanied by Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo playing against their former clubs as well as former players Ronald Koeman and Andrea Pirlo as managers.

In another match from Group G, Dynamo Kyiv host Ferencvaros for the Europa League spot decider.

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FC Barcelona vs Juventus : Predicted lineup

FC Barcelona might start with a 4-3-3 lineup which might be beneficial for them if thought about the fixture against Osasuna. Samuel Umtiti might return to the lineup as he took part in training with Barca B.

However, Ansu Fati, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto might not be available for the match due to their long-term injuries.

Juventus might try out with a 4-4-2 formation. As there are no injuries, there’s a lot of options upfront. Paulo Dybala might have to regain his form as he faces a tough challenge for starting 11. The rumours of him leaving the club might come true if he doesn’t perform well.

Predicted Score

We are predicting this match narrowly won by Barca and with Messi and Ronaldo both being on the scoresheet.

FC Barcelona 3 – 2 Juventus

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