UEFA Champion League: Barcelona 3-0 Juventus

UEFA Champions League – Two Match Preview (Group D)

And Valverde was full of praise for Barca's star man following the rout of the Italian champions.

Probable Starting XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto; Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic; Ousmanne Dembele, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi.

And Ousmane Dembele, who made his debut with an assist in the 5-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday, was handed his first start on Tuesday against a Juventus team missing Giorgio Chiellini, Stephan Lichtsteiner (not chosen in Juve's European squad), Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio and Mario Mandzukic. The Catalan side have begun the Spanish season with three victories, standing at the top of the table with nine points. All eyes will be on Argentine forward Paulo Dybala who has been compared to compatriot Messi. There has been some discussion over how Allegri plans to accommodate Dybala tactically this time around, with two different schools of thought. Anor bad night for The Pipit against Barcelona, opponent most often faced (21 games), but can only beat with three goals.

"(Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo) will keep playing for many years.

"This will motivate him".

"The coach always wants what is best for the club". "We must grow and be more focused and solid at the mental level".

The third goal did arrive with a little over 20 minutes remaining, though, as Messi took his tally of Champions League goals up to 96 by cutting inside his marker and beating a helpless Buffon from the edge of the box.

This season, Juventus gave Dybala the coveted No. 10 shirt - previously worn by the likes of Michel Platini, Roberto Baggio and Alessandro del Piero. The best player of the game was Michy Batshuayi with two goals.

But once he found room to work, Messi picked Buffon's Juventus apart - to take some revenge from last year's elimination and continue his superb start to the current season.

"His future is with Juventus and I am very happy with that".

The Pipit has not scored in his 11 appearances at coliseum barca, eight of m with real madrid shirt. I can pick up a lot from him in terms of how he reads the play, how he thinks, how he sees the movement of his team-mates.

"He has to go to a team where he gets into a project that is already suitable for him". Manchester United is also in action.

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