The Champions League is back on our doorstep and this time it's back in a hurry. Barcelona and Juventus face each other at 21:45 in the first game of group D at the most prestigious football club tournament. The task of the "bikonkers" is not at all easy, as they will have to do everything in their power to overcome Catalan power and not where it is, but in their own Camp Nou.
Both teams have old settlement bills after last season's meeting in the quarterfinals. Then "The Old Lady" eliminated her opponent with a 3-0 victory in Turin and a zero draw in the Catalunya capital.
The alumni of the new Catalonian coach Ernesto Valverde are in full combat readiness for the upcoming collision, with the exception of the gastroenteritis sufferer Paco Alcasser and the permanently injured Rafina Alcantara and Arda Turan. As for the starting 11, the coach of the blagranas decided to release from the first minute the new fill-up, Usman Dembele, who had a record for the team only about 20 minutes and Nelson Semedo, who has two matches behind him with the Catalonian jersey.
In Juventus, however, things are not really pink. The boss of the "bianconer", Massimiliano Allegri, will not be able to rely on Giorgio Chiellini, Mario Manjukic, Sami Kedera, Claudio Marquisio and Benedict Hovedes. Juve comes out with his optimum lineup at the time of Camp Nou, which in itself preaches a serious battle.
See the two teams:
Barcelona: Marc-André Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Buscques, Andres Iniesta Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Usmanne Dembale, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtitti
Reserves: Jasper Silesian, Dennis Suarez, Javier Mascherano, Paulinho, Gerard Deulofeu, Sergio Roberto, Andre Gomes
Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon, Mattia De Shilio, Mehdi Benati, Miralem Pianic, Gonzalo Igguin, Paulo Diballa, Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro, Blese Matthew, Andrea Bardzali, Rodrigo Bentankour
Reserves: Wojciech Szksny, Daniele Rougny, Quadvo Assamoa, Stefano Sturoro, Merio, Fabrizio Caligara, Federico Bernardeski