(Juventus – Barcelona 0-2) Lionel Messi (33) stood for his assist number 300, and scored on a penalty when Barcelona won for the first time in history away from home against Juventus.
Barcelona got up after that
, and took an impressive and deserved victory in the big showdown against Juventus. , and tonight they got more to cheer for.
The first goal of the match came just before the quarter was played in Turin. Messi hit a crosser on the right edge of Dembélé. He cut into the field, pulled away a couple of men and shot via Federico Chiesa. The ball got a perfect dip, and ended up in the net behind Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
In overtime, Messi punctured the match when he put in a penalty kick, and secured Barcelona’s first victory against Juventus in Turin. He knocked the penalty kick icy cold up in the opposite corner of where the goalkeeper lay and bounced.
Then Juventus had a few minutes earlier had Merih Demiral sent off as a result of two yellow cards.
The home team had to do without Cristiano Ronaldo, because he. Thus, there was no new duel with the “old rival” Messi.
The victory was deserved for Barcelona, but Juventus striker Álvaro Morata experienced something as special as having three goals canceled out for offside – twice in the first half, and then a third time after the break.
The latter was first approved, but the VAR photos showed that he was a few inches offside. To Morata’s despair.
All three canceled “scores” were served by Juan Cuadrado. What makes it extra special is that the same man served Morata against Dynamo Kiev last week, and Verona this weekend. The two “scores” were also canceled for offside, but it is part of the story that Morata scored twice when the team won 2-0 in Kiev.
Barcelona was the best team on Wednesday night, and among other things, Antoine Griezmann had two finishes in the post.
The victory is the first for Barcelona away against Juventus. Since 1970, they have tried six times, ending with three losses and three draws. Juventus won 3-0 last time, in April 2017 in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.