BAR Vs JUV Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Ronaldo and Messi reignite their rivalry for the first time since Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid.
When the Champions League group stage fixtures were drawn up, today’s impending showdown between Barcelona and Juventus was eagerly anticipated by the competition’s ardent viewers. It’s down to Messi and Ronaldo once again facing off, a matchup which we have been devoid off since Ronaldo has departed for Serie A.
However, we continue to remain bereft of the showdown between the two with Ronaldo having been diagnosed with Coronavirus ahead of the first meeting between the two. And with Barcelona having qualified from the group, it looks incessantly unlikely that Messi will be involved from the onset for the Spanish club today.
However, that does little to deter the people who will be gluing into the fixture with this tie continuing to have all the requisite ingredients needed to be make it an intoxicating brew. With both the clubs dwindling in form this season, a win today could end up being a watershed moment for either side.
BAR Vs JUV Fantasy Probable Winner
Given the watered down playing 11 Barcelona are likely to field, we envision Juventus capitalising on that to pull off a win.
Probable Playing 11
- Ansu and Roberto are both out of action for Barcelona due to injuries.
- Merih and Giorgio are ruled out courtesy of their current injuries.
Ter Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, Pjanic, De Jong, Pedri, Messi, Coutinho, Griezmann
Szczesny, Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro, Kulusevski, Rabiot, Bentancur, Chiesa, Morata, Ronaldo
Champions League 2020-21
Match: Barcelona Vs Juventus Group G
Date And Time: 9th December, Wednesday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD, SonyLIV
- Messi: 3 Goals, 3 Assists
- Morata: 6 Goals, 1 Assist
Fantasy Team Picks
Ever since conceding twice to Barcelona the last time these two met, Juventus have done well at the back. The side has let in just three goals in the three ties they have played since with Wojciech Szczesny doing well to parry away shots.
Barcelona have decided to rest players and we envisage the club continuing in the same manner today as well. With top spot in the group sealed in their favour, the side has no reason to take any untoward risk and expose crucial names to the risk of getting injury.
A lack of quality up the park will benefit Juventus with the Italians in with a real shout of pulling off a cleansheet. It sees us make our backline all about the selections from the side with Matthijs de Ligt, Danilo Luiz da Silva and Leonardo Bonucci who scored at the weekend finding a place in our side.
Taking on the side for whom he plied his skill set for a couple of seasons, Miralem Pjanic will be a crucial asset for Barcelona today. He’s equipped with the knowhow needed to school Juventus, one his side will be looking to make full use of.
Frenkie de Jong, Miralem’s partner in midfield will be linking up with him owing to his ball handling abilities and ability to control play. Philippe Coutinho completes the set of picks from the side while Frederico Chiesa’s ability to come up with some scorching shots sees him find a place in our club from the visiting team.
Barcelona’s top scorer, Lionel Messi could end up being back for this one and with 3 goals and 3 assists to his name, he becomes for a must have pick.
His nemesis, Cristiano Ronaldo who has the two goals and one assist will be our pick from Juventus meanwhile with top scorer with the 6 goals, Alvaro Morata giving him company.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ronaldo’s two strikes see him step out as our captain while Messi is the vice-captain.
Wojciech, Danilo, Bonucci, Mathijs, Pjanic, Jong, Chiesa, Coutinho, Messi, Morata, Ronaldo
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.