Heading into the match all of the talk was surrounding Juventus and the fact they would be missing their superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo for the second straight UEFA Champions League Group stage match. Barcelona though quickly turned the conversation to just how potent their attack can be surging out to a 1-0 lead in the first 15 minutes.
In the 14’, Ousmane Dembélé rifled a beautiful, and slightly lucky, shot off of a Juventus defender that found its way to the top left corner of the goal leaving the keeper no chance at making the save. Juventus though fired right back quickly creating a one on one chance with the Barcelona keeper, Álvaro Morata did put it home but the goal was called off for being offside which VAR confirmed. Juventus had another real threat this time by Morata in the 30’, however he timed his run a hair early and when the goal found the back of the net, the flag was up negating the chance.
To start the second half Juventus picked up right where they left off in the first half. In the 56’ they powered it into the back of the net, but after going to VAR it was ruled a no goal due to offside.
Barcelona iced the game in stoppage time with a Messi penalty goal to give them the 2-0 win.
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