Juventus
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Barcelona
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Football

ByTheMinEurope

TEAM NEWS Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Digne, Rakitic, Paulinho, Iniesta, Busquets, Deulofeu and Suarez Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Benatia, Rugani, Cuadrado, Pjanic, Khedira, Sandro, Dybala, Higuain and Costa

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So I've been drafted in to cover this game and I'm quite excited. Both teams not quite at their best but still with the potential to play a great game. Unfortunately I've been cursing champions league games when doing bytheminute coverage so it'll probably be 1 goal maximum

Not necessarily the strongest team for Barcelona (basically messi's not in it but Alba is with him on the bench), maybe slightly stronger from Juventus with Buffon back in goal.

Juventus are three points behind Barcelona before the game starts and three points ahead of sporting CP. then there's only three points between them and Olympiakos. Still plenty of possibilities in this group

So the game is underway. Barcelona wearing a kind of mauve kit. Douglas Costa makes a good run and then teams up with Sandro. Costa gets a shot away but it's not too difficult for ter Stegen (2)

At the other end semedo sets up a shot for Paulinho who shoots over. Couple of good chances already. In other news there's been a goal in Paris already (4)

Fast paced game so far and Costa's cross is cleared by piqué. Juventus have started well. Lovely passing (6)

I have so much love for Iniesta as a player. Still ridiculous. Looked like a foul on Suarez there to me but nothing given and no real complaints (7)

Paulinho with another shot off target. Nice play leading up to it. Barcelona with a bit more possession now. (10)

Some excellent defending from Juventus so far. And some not bad defending from Barcelona as well. (12)