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UCL: Juve vs Barça



Arguably the standout match of the 2020-21 Champions League group stage took place in Turin when Juventus took on Barcelona in the 2015 final. Coronavirus may deny fans a much-anticipated reunion between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but it will still be a star-gathering occasion between the two clubs with legendary figures as new coaches. both of them are looking to make their mark.

This will be Juventus's 200th Champions League debut and the victory will see them become the first Italian side to have 100 wins in the tournament - both milestones they enjoyed playing against a team. Quality ball like Barcelona. Andrea Pirlo won't need to mention his last match against the Blaugrana, which was also his last appearance in a Juventus shirt as Barcelona beat the Italian giants in the 2015 Champions League final. Now the World Cup champions are leading Juventus and preparing for their first home match in the Champions League as coach, longtime Serie A champions who are looking for a 10th title. domestic consecutive, currently only ranked 5th after 3 battles of the campaign, lost 3 of them. Dejan Kulusevski's only 77th-minute strike prevented Pirlo from his first defeat as Juventus manager at the weekend, and they have now drawn 3 of their last four Serie A appearances, including Share loot with Crotone and Hellas Verona. The Bianconeri were also not completely convinced in their first Champions League match although Alvaro Morata's double in the second half helped their Group G campaign kick-off against Dynamo Kiev. Of course, Ronaldo's absence with coronavirus infection does not help their cause, and the player who won the Ballon d'Or will undergo a 24-hour test before starting to determine the possibility of him for this match.

New coach Ronald Koeman initially seemed to have stabilized the ship by beating Villarreal and Celta Vigo 7-0 overall in his first 2 games as leader, but the crisis was quick. quickly engulf the club again since then. Amidst the context of salaries and dressing room division, Barca earned only one point in the following three La Liga appearances, including consecutive defeats against Getafe and El Clasico against Real Madrid at Camp Nou. A home defeat against your biggest opponent is always a blow, and a loss leaves Barcelona in a slump again within weeks of the start of a new era. The Catalan giants are ranked 12th in La Liga after 5 games, 7 points behind the leading team and only 7 points behind them.  




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