Can Juventus Upset Barcelona — Champions League Preview

Barcelona vs Juventus 12 September 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions

Barcelona vs Juventus 12 September 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions

Guillem answers your Twitter questions...

'The last three years have been fantastic, we reached two Champions League finals, ' he told UEFA.com. And in Portugal, Benfica and Porto have shared the top domestic trophy for the last 15 years.

While Barca have made an auspicious start to the season and sit top of the La Liga after registering three consecutive victories, the first time they've achieved that feat since the 2013-14 season. His impact on the game was immediate, setting up a goal for his compatriot Gonzalo Higuain after just four minutes and then rounding off the night by himself scoring the third goal. Celtic has cruised to the last six titles in Scotland, as has Juventus in Italy. "If you have Dybala in the team, then the team starts to play..."

All of this is more relevant because Barcelona are about to face their tormentors of last season, Maxi Allegri's Italian champions, at the Camp Nou once again this week. It suggests the players are running the club, that the board is weak.

But Allegri will be without six first-team players for the away tie against Barcelona.

The versatile midfielder sat out Barca's 5-0 win against their local rivals on Saturday but trained on Sunday. The depth of the squad has come to fore early on - Consider that through injury or being rested, Juve were without Giorgio Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Barzagli, Sami Khedira, Gigi Buffon and Alex Sandro while Benedikt Howedes and Mattia De Sciglio are yet to debut and Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi and Rodrigo Bentancur were only used for the closing part of the game.

It promises to be a fascinating encounter, but can Barcelona take the three points on offer?

'Along with Real Madrid they are favourites to win the Champions League.

Mario Mandzukic has been left out of Juventus' squad for their Champions League meeting with Barcelona on Tuesday. Dropping into the Europa League, though, will be healthier for Danish football. Everyone has to believe that if they run their guts out, then each team member around them is 100 percent guaranteed to be doing the same thing. Guillem Balague looks at whether the 20-year-old can step up...

The skilled playmaker only started six league games last season but he has played every minute of Atletico's last two outings, delivering arguably the best performance of his career in the 5-1 victory at Las Palmas before the international break.

Thomas Partey could be Gabi's like for like replacement. I'm expecting an intense and important game between two top sides and with a precious result at stake.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits it will be difficult to bed down new signing Ousmane Dembele. Granted, we have only faced the likes of Genoa, Cagliari and Chievo, all sides we should be beating comfortably, but the manner of victory, particularly against Genoa, gave some indicator of how tough this side can be. If that's the case, expect Atletico to punish them fully.

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