Who's the Real 'GOAT'? Barcelona Scoffs at Juventus Amid Cristiano Ronaldo's Absence

Who's the Real 'GOAT'? Barcelona Scoffs at Juventus Amid Cristiano Ronaldo's Absence

Ronaldo missed the clash because of a positive Covid-19 diagnosis.

- The last 3 goals Lionel Messi scored with Barcelona in the Champions League came from penalties.

Barcelona now leads Group G with a 2-0 record at the prestigious European tournament. When Juventus were trailing 1-0 to Barca, Merih Demiral got his second yellow card in the match as the referee gave him the marching order.

Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his fury at receiving another positive test result from his latest COVID-19 test, commenting on his own Instgram post: "PCR is bullshit".

The match would have been the first time Ronaldo faced his personal rival Lionel Messi since he left Real Madrid in 2018.

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Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has been included in the list hours before kick-off having been uncertain with a thigh injury, with captain Giorgio Chiellini still out.

Mess has won the Champions League Fourth, Ronaldo five times.

However, they were rewarded for their bright start in the 14th minute when Dembele's shot from outside the penalty area looped over Szczesny after taking a significant deflection off Federico Chiesa.

Morata broke clear and had the ball in the net two minutes later but was offside and suffered the same fate when he volleyed home from Juan Cuadrado's cross. Officials later ruled that Juventus' Federico Bernardeschi fouled Barcelona striker Ansu Fati in the box in the 90th minute.

Barcelona battles Alaves on Saturday in La Liga before they return to the Champions League with a group stage match against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday in Barcelona. I'm not here to build without winning, ' Pirlo told his post-match news conference after losing 2-0 at home to Barcelona.

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