Barcelona (0) vs. (3) Juventus: Champions League Quarter-Final Second Leg – Match Preview

Barcelona need to produce a second consecutive remarkable recovery in the Champions League as they trail Juventus 3-0 going into the second leg of their Quarter Final.

Two Paulo Dybala goals in the first half had Juventus well set, with Barcelona struggling to handle the Argentine.

Giorgio Chiellini headed home a third after the break and it could have been worse for the Spanish side after Sami Khedira had a goal wrongly disallowed for offside.

Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad on the weekend, to remain three points adrift of Real Madrid in the race for the title.

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Juventus eased past Pescara to cement their comfortable position at the top of Serie A.

Enhanced match odds

Juventus to qualify: 4/1 with Betfair*

Juventus to qualify: 4/1 with Paddy Power*

Barcelona to beat Juventus: 7/1 with Betfair*

Barcelona to beat Juventus: 7/1 with Paddy Power*

Barcelona to qualify: 16/1 with 888 Sport*

Barcelona to qualify: 20 with Paddy Power*

Barcelona to qualify: 20/1 with Betfair*

Champions League form: Barcelona W3 D0 L2; Juventus W4 D1 L0
Champions League top scorers
Barcelona – Lionel Messi 11 goals
Juventus – Paulo Dybala 4 goals

Team news
Sergio Busquets is available following suspension for Barcelona and will return to their midfield.

They are likely to deploy a 3-4-3 formation that worked so well against Paris Saint Germain.

Juventus themselves could revert back to a 3-5-2, with Claudio Marchisio featuring in place of Mario Mandzukic.

Dybala sprained his ankle over the weekend, but will be fine to feature.

Expected starting XI’s
Barcelona (3-4-3): Ter Stegen; Umtiti, Pique, Mathieu; Roberto, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Chiellini, Bonucci; Lichtsteiner, Pjanic, Khedira, Marchisio, Cuadrado; Dybala, Higuain

Predictions

Result: Barcelona (7/1 with Betfair)*

Correct Score: 2-1 (17/2 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Luis Suarez (3/4 with Paddy Power)

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