Brilliant Barca can take minor revenge on Juve
BT Sport Extra, 7.45pm Tuesday
Last term’s tie was decided in Turin – Juve ran out 3-0 winners – and Barca were never likely to overturn the deficit given the way the Old Lady are usually so tight defensively.
However, Barca start off a level playing field tonight and should continue their outstanding home run in the Champions League.
That 0-0 draw with Juve ended a 15-match winning sequence and despite the sale of Neymar, Barca have started this La Liga term in fine shape.
Ernesto Valverde’s men have collected nine points from three matches, scoring nine goals and conceding none with Lionel Messi notching five times in his last two outings.
Juve are handicapped by key injuries too.
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Rafinha is sidelined.
Juan Cuadrado is banned, while Giorgio Chiellini, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Mario Mandzukic and Benedikt Howedes are ruled out.
Barcelona have topped their Champions League group for the last ten years.
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