UEFA Champions League First Leg: Juventus 3 Vs Barcelona 0 As Juve Destroys Barca

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The UEFA Champions League resumed from a long break on teusday night the 11th of April, with Borussia Dortmund Vs Monaco Game been cancelled due to bomb explosion which injuired one of their defenders. Meanwhile Juventus had their fun with Barcelona at their home ground , where they trashed Barcelona 3 – 0.
The game which started at 7:45pm saw Juventus’ Paulo Dybala’s brilliant first – half brace and Giorgio Chiellini’s second-half header to give Juventus 3 – 0 win over Barcelona.

Dybala scored the opening goal at the 7th minutes of the game and also the second on the 22nd minutes. While Giorgio scored the third goal at the 55th minutes to secure juventus a winning tonight.

Barcelona’s recent drop in form has become a big topic tonight and fans are  not pleased with what they are seeing.

Barcelona were struggling for fluency but a moment of Messi magic almost helped them to level in the 21st minute.

Messi slid a delightful pass through to disarm the Juventus defence and pick out Andres Iniesta’s run but Gianluigi Buffon’s reaction save to his left was magnificent and soon had added value.

The visitors granted Dybala more room in the area than was wise and the 23-year-old crisply swept Mario Mandzukic’s cut-back past Ter Stegen into the bottom-left corner, with Gerard Pique partially blocking his goalkeeper’s view.

Barca’s woes were compounded when Messi thought he had reduced the deficit, only to be denied by offside after hustling Sami Khedira out of possession.

Luis Suarez was off target with a couple of headers but Juventus almost had another before the break – Higuain’s volley from the edge of the box bouncing awkwardly for Ter Stegen and Mathieu swiping the rebound behind.

The Frenchman’s most productive contribution was his last, as midfielder Andre Gomes came on at the break.

Juventus centre-back Bonucci halted Neymar – hit with a three-game domestic ban in the build-up that will rule him out of the Clasico against Real Madrid later this month – with an impeccable slide tackle early in the second period and Messi side-footed the loose ball wide from the edge of the box as Pjanic snapped at his heels.

Iniesta then clattered over as Barca appeared more at home in their tried and tested 4-3-3, though Ter Stegen held well down to his left as the space between midfield and attack remained for Cuadrado to exploit.

Dybala was screaming for a pass to complete his hat-trick when Higuain sprung the offside trap to blast at the Barcelona goalkeeper in the 54th minute.

A third Juventus goal suddenly felt on the cards and Chiellini obliged, outmuscling Javier Mascherano to guide Pjanic’s left-wing corner in via the inside of the near post.

As the fog of another debilitating defeat became thicker, Messi remained one of the few in red and blue to retain a clear head and his excellent 68th-minute pass deserved better than Suarez prodding wide.

Chiellini flung himself towards Neymar and was fortunate to escape punishment when the Brazilian’s shot spun up to his outstretched arm, while a late Barcelona rally amounted to nothing.

After Saturday’s shock 2-0 loss at Malaga left their LaLiga title defence in tatters, there was a worrying familiarity in Luis Enrique’s side being outgunned by high-class opponents. This time, surely, there can be no way back.

Will Barcelona turn the game turn the game around in UEFA champions League 2nd leg ?

 

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