Barcelona expect 'intense game' against Juventus — UCL

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Messi was far from done. I will try to get to that level as soon as possible.

JuventusLa Joya to come to party once again?

It was Messi's sixth goal in his last three games off the back of his hat-trick at the weekend, but the first time that he had ever managed to score past Buffon in his illustrious career.

Lionel Messi netted a brilliant brace as Barcelona helped themselves to a dose of Champions League revenge with a dominant 3-0 Group D win over Juventus. If all goes according to odds, it won't be the last time they meet in this competition. Juventus found that out the hard way. At one point he was given a yellow for mock-waving a card at the referee, and in asking for Miralem Pjanic to be booked, he earned a booking himself.

"These games have to be played with the mind".

He then took a touch to control the ball and unleashed a quick left-footed shot that befuddled Buffon and rolled into the corner of the goal.

"He is within his right to do so, but I don't think there are the extraordinary conditions for such a motion". "We are being able to play well and please the fans who have been coming to watch us".

The ESPN FC panel credit Ernesto Valverde for getting Barcelona back to their best following Luis Enrique's exit.

If Higuain is banned by UEFA for his gesture, he would likely miss Juve's next Champions League match which is against Olympiacos.

"For me, Barcelona are still the best club around today", Allegri told press at the pre-match news conference.

Barca will welcome the Italian champions as joint leaders in La Liga after a 5-0 thrashing of local rivals Espanyol on Saturday maintained their 100 per cent league record, but this game will be a stern test of their credentials.

"Great night and a good result to begin our European journey", he wrote. He has now drifted to 40/1 and bettors have backed off this option after Juventus' lacklustre showing.

"The lads had a good game, but when you have chances here, you've got to take them".

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta denied receiving a bid from Barcelona for Paulo Dybala as he ruled out selling the star forward.