Juventus had been with out Cristiano Ronaldo, who examined constructive for COVID-19 on Oct. 13, that means a matchup pitting the Portuguese towards Lionel Messi for the primary time since 2018 must wait till no less than the second group encounter.
Barca drawback baby Ousmane Dembele bought the beginning alongside Messi and he rewarded Ronald Koeman’s religion early on with a purpose from outdoors the penalty space to provide the guests the lead.
Juventus appeared harmful on the different finish of the pitch as nicely and had the ball at the back of the web via Alvaro Morata proper earlier than half-hour, however the flag had gone up for offside and the purpose was disallowed.
The groups returned from the half-time break with Barca nonetheless up 1-0 and Koeman making one change, substituting Ronald Araújo for Sergio Busquets attributable to an obvious damage.
Morata as soon as once more appeared to have put Juventus again on stage phrases with a close-range strike, however as soon as once more the Spaniard was adjudged to have been offside after the match official consulted with VAR as Barca clung to their lead.
Barcelona continued to look harmful within the assault, with Messi flashing a shot huge of the left put up from the highest of the realm simply after the hour mark and Pedri seeing his close-range try blocked minutes later.
Koeman made one other change within the 66th minute, bringing on teenager Ansu Fati for Dembele with the Frenchman nonetheless working his means again to full match health.
The hosts’ hopes of getting again within the recreation took an enormous hit within the 84th minute when Merih Demiral was despatched off after receiving a second yellow card to depart Juve with solely 10 gamers to the match.
Messi then put the sport away from the penalty spot after Fati was hauled down within the field to achieve the ultimate scoreline.