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Champions League: Juventus vs. Barcelona – prediction, team news, lineups

  1. The last time Juventus hosted Barcelona in the Champions League, it ended in a draw.
  2. Juventus have drawn three of their Serie A games this season.
  3. Seven of the last 14 Barcelona games in this competition have been draw.

This 2020-21 Champions League group stage takes place in Turin on Wednesday night as Juventus host Barcelona in a repeat of the 2015 final.

Coronavirus may deny Cristiano Ronaldo meeting Lionel Messi, but it will still be a star-studded occasion between two clubs with legendary figures as their new managers, both looking to make their mark.

This will be the 14th competitive meeting between these two sides, 11 in UEFA competition.

Juventus have failed to even score in the last three meetings, but they are unbeaten in their six previous home games.

Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Demiral, Bonucci, Danilo; Chiesa, Bentancur, Rabiot, Cuadrado; Ramsey; Dybala, Morata

Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Neto; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Dembele, Messi, Fati; Griezmann

The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.

August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final

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