Juve received no bid from Barca for Dybala — Marotta


Barcelona coach, Ernest Valverde has said his side are expecting an "intense and important game" against Juventus in their UEFA Champions League opener on Tuesday.

"These games have to be played with the mind".

Barcelona exacted revenge on Juventus for last year's loss and Messi netted twice, causing punters to back him in their droves: since last night, 50% of bets for the tournament's leading scorer have been on Messi.

Both teams are in formidable form, as they've both won their opening three league games. Messi took the ball from Dembele, worked a quick one-two with Luis Suarez, and then rolled a left-footed shot just inside the far post.

"In football every season is different from the last", said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. Juventus found that out the hard way.

The action continues on Wednesday as Real Madrid, Manchester City, AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund all begin their Champions League campaigns. Playing away at Barcelona is not an easy task but they did very well the last time this was the case which was only earlier this year.

Barcelona made a lot of headlines over the summer, mostly for the wrong reasons.

"Paulo will become one of the best players in the world".

People can watch and enjoy the live match Barcelona vs Juventus on TV channels such as BT Sport Extra 2 (UK), FS2 (US), and the match is live streamed at BT Sport app and Fox Sports GO. Instead of Neymar, the Barca has replaced Ousamene Dembele.

11 minutes into the second half, he was on hand to give the Juve defence nightmares again - this time on the flank.

Consistently afforded a ridiculous amount of space, Messi was running the show and it was no surprise when he grabbed his second in the 68th minute, bursting clear down the right, drifting in past two defenders and firing past Buffon to make it 3-0.

The visitors certainly went into the game full of confidence after a 3-0 Serie A win over Chievo at the weekend - while Messi had scored three in a 5-0 La Liga thrashing of Espanyol.

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