Soccer Football - Champions League - Juventus vs FC Barcelona - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - November 22, 2017 Juventus’ Paulo Dybala with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after the match - REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi Soccer Football - Champions League - Juventus vs FC Barcelona - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - November 22, 2017 Juventus’ Paulo Dybala with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after the match - REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Barcelona draws in Turin, qualifies to second round

Thu, Nov. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23 November 2017 : Barcelona ended their clash against Juventus in Turin, Italy with a goalless draw to secure their qualification to UEFA Champions League round of 16.

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde preferred to keep Lionel Messi beside him on the bench and start the game with a 4-4-2 formation.

On the other hand, Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri used Mehdi Benatia in the defense as he missed his main defender, Giorgio Chiellini for injury.

The first half played in the midfield and both teams failed to create many chances to score the first goal to end the first half 0-0.

In the second half Lionel Messi entered the pitch trying to help his team to win the game but instead of that Juventus was the team to create more chances and Paolo Dybala was about to score a late goal but Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc Andre Ter Stegen saved his shot to end the game 0-0.

Barcelona stayed on top of the group with 11 points while Juventus stayed in the second place with 8 points.

In Lisbon, Sporting Lisbon defeated Olympiacos 3-1 to keep their chances to qualify to the second round as they are in the third place with 7 points.

Barcelona hosts Sporting Lisbon in the last game in the group stage while Juventus travels to Greece to face Olympiacos.
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