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Wednesday November 22 2017
Valverde explains Messi snub

Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde explains why he left out Lionel Messi in the 0-0 draw with Juventus and insists he wasn’t “defensive.”

The goalless draw in Turin proved enough to ensure they are top of the group, regardless of what happens in their final game against Sporting CP.

“We are happy, I cannot deny that,” said Valverde in his Press conference.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Juventus must find middle way

The Bianconeri have switched from defence to attack, but Gaby McKay says it’s the midfield that needs to be addressed.

Buddhist tradition holds that the path to enlightenment is the ‘Middle Way’; neither sensual indulgence nor self-mortification. To go to one extreme or the other is to ultimately limit oneself, as neither represents the true experience of the human condition.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
CL: How the Serie A teams can advance

Juventus, Roma and Napoli can all still make the Champions League Last 16, but nothing is guaranteed for Serie A’s representatives.

Last night saw the Partenopei keep their hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk, but their fate remains outside of their control.

Whatever happens, Napoli have to beat Feyenoord in matchday six, but even that wouldn’t guarantee a place in the Last 16.

Maurizio Sarri’s side need Manchester City to beat Shakhtar, which would see the Italian side through on the head-to-head record.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Dybala: 'Juve must play the ball'

Paulo Dybala warned Juventus “are good at defending, but must try to play the ball a bit more” after a 0-0 with Barcelona.

“It was not easy against a very tough team, especially as Barcelona now defend much better than they used to. Now we have to win the next game and not wait to see what Barcelona do,” La Joya told Mediaset Premium.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Allegri: 'Wonderful tactical match'

Max Allegri felt the 0-0 draw with Barcelona was “a wonderful game on a tactical level” and was impressed with the improvements in Juventus defending.

“It was a wonderful game on a tactical level, our first 0-0 of the season and we did it against a Barcelona side that defends very well this season,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
CL: Juventus hold Barcelona

Juventus got a precious point at home to Barcelona, but Ivan Rakitic hit the woodwork and Paulo Dybala was denied by a last-gasp save.

See how it all unfolded in this game and Atletico Madrid-Roma on the LIVEBLOG.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Liveblog: Juve-Barca, Atleti-Roma

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League games, as Juventus host Barcelona and Roma visit Atletico Madrid.

They kick off at 19.45 GMT. If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

The Bianconeri really need to prove themselves after a 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou in September and are fresh from a surprise 3-2 Serie A defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Monchi: 'Tracking EDF for a while'

Monchi reveals he’s been following Coach Eusebio Di Francesco’s progress for a while, so is not surprised by his strong Roma start.

It kicks off at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium at 19.45 GMT.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Marotta: 'Juve will improve'

Juventus director Beppe Marotta is confident their form will grow in the second half of the season and discussed the Paulo Dybala comparisons with Leo Messi.

It kicks off in Turin at 19.45 GMT, follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Atletico Madrid-Roma on the LIVEBLOG.

Surprisingly, Blaugrana hero Messi is left on the bench to begin with at the Allianz Juventus Stadium.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Line-ups: Juventus-Barcelona

Juventus field a whole new 3-4-2-1 system against Barcelona following Giorgio Chiellini’s injury, but Leo Messi is surprisingly benched.

It kicks off in Turin at 19.45 GMT, follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Atletico Madrid-Roma on the LIVEBLOG.

The Bianconeri would go through with a victory this evening, although a draw would be enough if Sporting fail to beat Olympiacos.

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