Barcelona entered the post-Messi era in the best shape, with a 3-0 victory over Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo. Still without important players like Pedri, De Jong or Kun Aguero, the Catalan team showed good moments in football and rolled the opponent.
Messi was not present because he was the most remembered player. Fans at the Camp Nou yelled the Argentine star several times, including even when Cristiano Ronaldo, in the 45th minute, had the best moment of the night and hit hard, making an excellent save from Neto.
Now the Portugal international was a key player, along with Morata, he left at the end of the first half and while on the field he was just like him: always looking for the final positions. There were a few, that’s right, and it wasn’t an easy match, not least because the Camp Nou doesn’t really appreciate it.
For the rest, it is important to say that Barcelona entered the game to win. Brilliant team play, which began in defense and passed through multiple players, allowed Memphis Depay to open the scoring after just three minutes. Ronald de Koeman’s training could not start after Messi better.
Until the end of the first half, Barcelona continued to dominate the game, with more initiative, but Neto was perhaps the most tested goalkeeper, having to stop, for example, two shots from Morata, a slash from De Sciglio and still introducing Ronaldo, right In the first half.
On the other hand, Barcelona canceled a goal for offside and will score again, in the second half, through Braithwaite, with an excellent header after a corner kick.
Juve also threatened with a shot from Chiesa and at the final whistle, Riqui Puig made the final 3-0.
Barcelona: grandson; Dest (Emerson, 62), Pique, Araujo (Umtiti, 62) and Jordi Alba (Baldi, 67); Busquets, Sergi Roberto (Rique Puig, 67) and Demir (Nico Gonzalez, 62); Griezmann (Alex Collado, 88), Braithwaite (Rey Mang, 78) and Depay.
Juventus: schisny (Birenne, 61); De Siglio (De Winter, 80), de Ligt, Rugani (Ranuccia, 61) and Alex Sandro (Danilo, 46); Bentancur (Pellegrini, 46), Ramsey (Kolosevsky, 46) and Bernardeschi (Marques, 61); Cuadrado (Cheiza, 46), Morata (Bonucci, 61) and Cristiano Ronaldo (McKini, 46).
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