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Juventus 0-0 Barcelona Champions League: goals, match report, as it happened

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Juventus 0-0 Barcelona Champions League: goals, match report, as it happened

Barcelona have qualified from Group D after seeing out a goal-less draw against Juventus in Turin. Ivan Rakitic hit the post for Barça in the first half and Paolo Dybala forced Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in to a smart save in added time, but clear-cut chances were hard to come by on an atmospheric night in Piedmont.

Lionel Messi, or the absence thereof, dominated discussion in the hour leading up to kick-off.

“Messi sensationally axed,” was the tune of some reaction. In reality, Ernesto Valverde took advantage of Barcelona’s secure position in the group to rest his star man. A top-of-the-table clash with Valencia beckons this weekend, and that appears to have been the priority. 

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Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: what it means

Barcelona qualify as the top side in Group D. This is the 11th year in a row that they have topped their Champions League group.

Sporting’s comfortable victory over Olympiacos means the Portuguese side are just one point behind Juventus. The Serie A champions will be through if Barça beat Sporting at Camp Nou in early December.

Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: as it happened


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