JUVENTUS VS BARCELONA 2020– Is this was the match we all were waiting for, BARCA VS JUVE, Although Barcelona made it two wins from two in the champions league with a 2-0 win over Juventus in Turin on a Wednesday night. Ronaldo must be sitting at home and must be feeling gutted! not only has his team failed to convert a host of chances but has also conceded two goals at home.
In the first half Barca child, Ousmane Dembele got the start alongside Messi and he rewarded a very first goal against Ronald Koeman’s with a deflection from outside the penalty area.
On the other hand, Juventus looked dangerous and make a couple of chances but didn’t succeed to score a goal.
Before 30 minutes Alvaro Morata scored a goal for Juventus but unfortunately, the flag had gone up for offside and the goal was disallowed.
Both the teams returned from half time, where Barca make a change in the team by substituting Ronald Arayo for Sergio Busquets due to an apparent injury.
In the second half, Juventus started to play more on attacks, and Morata once again looked to have put Juventus back on the level but failed to do so and given offside again.
Barca made another change in the 66th minute, bringing Ansu Fati for Dembele.
In the 84th-minute Merih Demiral was sent off after receiving a second yellow card to leave Juventus with only 10 players to the match.
The match goes on where Juventus was still working hard to get a goal for an equalizer, but the game seems to end when Ansu Fati won a penalty for Barca in which Messi scored a goal in the last minutes of the game by sending the goalkeeper in the wrong direction.
The final scores remain 2-0 for JUVENTUS VS BARCELONA 2020.
“The best answer was today’s game. We want to win titles and matches as we showed today,” said Sergi Roberto. “It’s all in the past, we’re concentrating on our job.”
Koeman agreed that his team had tried to put the boardroom issue out of their minds.
“I think we have to concentrate on the sporting side,” he said. “It doesn’t affect us and it doesn’t worry me. We put our energy into football.”
Meanwhile, Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said the defeat will be used as a lesson and will help his side grow.
“It was a difficult game against a team that knows how to play and are further down the path than we are.
We are a team under construction, with players who were playing only their second Champions League match,” the first-year manager said.
Captain Leonardo Bonucci admitted that results so far were disappointing.
“It’s time to grit our teeth, to bring out the best in ourselves. These results are not up to our standards. Tonight, we knew it would be difficult. We made too many mistakes and Barcelona don’t forgive,” he said.
“We could have done something more… but obviously, there is a lack of experience at European level in the players who have arrived.”
Juventus are simply average without Ronaldo
That was ugly. No shots on goal, rarely looking like a threat, and with Alvaro Morata getting the rare offside hat trick, putting the ball away three times only for it to be called off.
Over the last four matches without Ronaldo, Juve has lost to Barca and failed to beat Crotone and Verona, scoring four goals in four games. Half of those goals came in that 2-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Matchday 1.
This is a team that relies and counts on Ronaldo’s production in the final third, but it’s also a club that is painfully average without him.
With a manageable schedule coming up, there may be more opportunities for Paulo Dybala and Morata to get in sync.
Wednesday’s display showed just how important Ronaldo is in lifting this team into something competitive.