Barcelona vs Juventus live stream. Barcelona vs. Juventus match preview: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch the Champions League
Juventus have opened the group stage against good teams before. Have they opened up against a team that has the talent or the prestige that Barcelona has in recent years? Heck no. They’ve been in groups with the current crop of big-time teams — Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester City and so on and so on — but not right out of the gate like this in a decent amount of time.
The two teams are favourites to make it out of Group D, one of the toughest in the competition, with Olympiakos and Sporting CP also present. A good start would go a long way towards qualifying, and the match comes at a great time for the Bianconeri.
Barcelona will have an almost fully fit squad at their disposal as new manager Ernesto Valverde faces his first real test with the Catalans. He will be without Arda Turan from the midfield, who has suffered a hamstring of late, but it shouldn’t bother the boss anyway as the Turk hasn’t featured in his plans so far.