FT: BARCELONA 0-3 JUVENTUS
Juventus needed a big result to take top spot in group G….and that’s exactly what they got.
In a battle of the giants clash at the Camp Nou, Ronaldo came out on top against Messi.
He opened the scoring from the spot after being brought down by Araujo, before coolly stroking the ball down the middle from the spot.
They made it two shortly after when McKennie was given all the room in the world to fire home acrobatically from six-yards out.
Ronaldo made it three in the second half when Lenglet was adjudged to have handballed it. The referee needed a monitor check before giving it.
This time, Ronaldo whipped it into the bottom corner.
They almost had a fourth when Bonucci poked home from inside the six-yard box but VAR caught him offside.
The battle was Ronaldo and Messi but it was Buffon who was the Argentinian’s arch nemesis, denying him on several occasions.
Ronaldo even tracked back and pinched the ball off Messi in his defensive third late on, for good measure.
A great night for the Italians and they will get a group runner-up in the next stage.