Juve vs Barca
Juve vs Barca Live/ Juventus vs Barcelona Live/ Barcelona Live stream/ Juventus Live stream. Juventus have the upper hand heading into this Champions League match against Barcelona, but given the unpredictability of Barcelona anything could happen.The Champions League action is back and two European heavyweights, Juventus and Barcelona, will clash in their first leg encounter on Tuesday at the Juventus stadium. Juventus will also be looking to avenge their 2015 Champions League final loss against Barcelona.The Italian champions have never lost to Barcelona in their home ground. Massimiliano Allegri’s men will be the favourites to come out on top against Barca in the first leg match, but that will not guarantee them a spot in the semifinals. After Barcelona managed to turn over a 4-0 first leg deficit against PSG in the previous round, anything can happen in this quarterfinal Champions League clash.
Mario Mandzukic is expected to return from injury, but Marko Pjaca is ruled out after he suffered a knee ligament tear while on international duty. Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves who were all on the bench for the weekend are expected to get starts. This will also be Alves’ first match against Barcelona after he left the club.“Nothing is impossible. We have to play a perfect game on a technical level. We have to play, believing we can go through. We’ll need to be at our best both when attacking and defending,” BBC quoted Allegri as saying.“We’ve changed a lot in recent years; we’ve grown in self-confidence and awareness in the Champions League. Juventus should be used to playing games like this. Juventus have important qualities and we need to show them on the pitch, while knowing the difficulties we’ll face against a great team.”
Two titans of world soccer battle on Tuesday in the Champions League. Juventus welcomes Barcelona to northern Italy for the first leg of their quarterfinal tie. Here’s what to know.
When: Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Juventus Stadium in Turin, Internet
TV: FS1 and Fox Deportes
What’s at stake: A first-leg lead in this quarterfinal showdown. Both Barca and Juve are two of the strongest contenders remaining, along with Real Madrid and Bayern, and this is a match that could go either way. Juventus is so strong defensively and can hold possession and leave opponents frustrated. With Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in attack, the visiting defense is going to have a busy night. Barca is looking to get at least a draw on the road with goals to head home to the Camp Nou with an advantage.
Player to watch: Juventus striker Dybala. The young Argentine has the look of a future Ballon d’Or winner and has become a superstar in Turin. He’s like Messi in many ways, being able to create on his own, speedy and can finish with the best of them. He’s one who will have to play well for Juve to win.
Barcelona are in Italy on Tuesday night for the first leg of their mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final clash with Juventus.
The Blaugrana made it through to the last eight in incredible style, seeing off Paris Saint-Germain despite a 4-0 deficit at the halfway point, but face a more experienced foe this time around.