Juventus v FC Barcelona Champions League final preview

Juventus and FC Barcelona are in their eighth European Cup final today at Berlin.

Barça have the chance to claim an historic second ‘treble’ as they attempt to add the Champions League title. Juventus, in their first final in the competition. Juventus  looking to complete the Champions League, league and cup treble for the first time in La Vecchia Signora’s history.  Luis Enrique was a great manager at Roma; this is a new league and a new situation. . Andrés Iniesta has been included in the squad after being substituted in the second half of last weekend’s Spanish Cup win over Athletic Club. Rômulo will also be missing due to injury, However, veteran defender Andrea Barzagli has been passed fit after suffering a thigh strain on 23 May against Napoli in the league.

Uruguayan Zalayeta at Camp Nou gave the Italian a 2-1 win at Camp Nou, enough to send Juventus through to the semi-finals of the Champions League. following a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Turin. However, in their two other previous ties, Barça have prevailed. In the European Cup in 1986 a 1-1 draw in Italy saw the blaugranes through their quarter-final tie 2-1 on aggregate.

Possible lineups
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba; Vidal; Tévez, Morata.
Out: Chiellini (calf), Cáceres (ankle)
Doubtful: Barzagli (thigh)

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar.
Out: none
Doubtful: none

 

 

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