Italian champions Juventus prepare for their biggest challenge of group G as they face last season La Liga giants Barcelona on Wednesday.
Last time the two faced each other was in the 2017 group stages which ended in an anti-climactic 0-0 draw in Turin. This time around both teams will look to add to their first three points in the group and lead the table.
Last season was a disappointing campaign for Juventus in the Champions League after failing to get past the round of 16 to underdogs Lyon. They will definitely be hoping to have a better run this campaign.
Juve managed to start the campaign with success after a 2-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv. However, they face tougher opponents this week as they look to gain the lead in the group table.
In team news, Star man Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the game after testing positive for Covid-19. Mattias De Ligt has yet to feature this season due to a shoulder injury, and it is reported that club veteran Georgio Chiellini and Juan Cuadrado are both a doubt for Wednesday's game.
Juventus possible lineup:
Szczęsny, Danilo, Demiral, Bonnuci, Rabiot, Arthur, Ramsey, Bernardeshci,Kulusevski, Dybala, Morata.
How to watch
Date - Wednesday 28th October - Channel - HD11- kick off 23:00 online beIN CONNECT
On the other hand, Barcelona will look to improve from a poor performance in El Clasico earlier this week. The Blaugrana endured an embarrassing thrashing from Bayern Munich last season in the quarter-finals, losing 8-2. With Lionel Messi a ghost of his usual self, Griezmann struggling for game time, and Pique suspended following a red card in their last game, it is safe to say both teams will have to be on top form heading into crunch game.
Although they endured a rough week in the league, Barcelona had a great start to the Champions League campaign. A 5-1 thrashing of Hungarian side Ferencvárosi at the Nou Camp will give them plenty of confidence in the attacking front, considering the amount of young talent in the squad.
Barcelona faces similar injury issues to Juventus heading into the contest. Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho injured his hamstring during Sunday's El Clasico and is unlikely to feature, along with Marc Andre Ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti, who both picked up knee injuries prior to the start of the season. Veteran Gerard Pique will also not feature due to a suspension he received in their opener of the campaign.
Barcelona possible lineup:
Neto, Alba, Lenglet, Araujo, Dest, Busquets, De Jong, Fati, Pedri, Griezmann, Messi
There is no doubt that this will be an interesting affair by two of the worlds best as Juventus host Barcelona. Follow all of the action with beIN SPORT.