DAY 1 OF CHAMPIONS
Alignments of the J1 of Champions: Barcelona-Juventus
Published:11/09/2017 - 00:32h
Updated:12/09/2017 - 22:32h
It goes back the Champions to the Camp Nou, and does it with a duel in style between FC Barcelona and Juventus with a lot of pending accounts between both teams. These are the eleven headlines chosen by Ernesto Valverde for the first day
After reencontrarse with the good feelings in LaLiga, arrives a new challenge for the FC Barcelona, that faces with illusion a new edition of the Champions. The Barcelona have the 'orejona' between eyebrow and eyebrow, and to start with will have a première of the most demanding. His last hangman in the competition, the Juventus, will be the first proof that the Catalans will have to surpass in Europe..
For the duel, the Catalans arrive with the drops of Rafinha, Burn Turan and Paco Alcácer, lesionados, whereas Thomas Vermaelen, Aleix Vidal and Lucas Digne have fallen of the list of summoned by technical decision. Sergi Roberto goes back to the list, although it will not give a direct jump to the eleven headline and will expect his opportunity in the bench.
This is the XI of the Barça in front of the Juventus
XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Hammered, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic; Dembélé, Suárez and Messi.
XI of the Juventus: Buffon; Of Sciglio, Barzagli, Benatia, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Douglas Coast, Higuain and Dybala.
Bench of the Barça: Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, Mascherano, Paulinho, Deulofeu, Denis, André Gomes.
The solidity of the last meetings has carried to Ernesto Valverde to opt by a 4-3-3 in which Leo Messi will go back to be key. By in front of the Argentinian will be Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, that will have this time a thrilling debut like titling in a so important trophy like the Champions. Busquets, Rakitic and Iniesta will be the attendants to handle the centre of the Barcelona field.
The Juventus arrives to the Camp Nou lastrada by the drops, but although it has given the paper of favourite to his rival, has the necessary arms to carry the points. Paulo Dybala, Douglas Coast or a medullary with Pjanic and Matuidi can be keys in a team that knows that his ferte is in the defence but that knows the roads to hurt in attack.