Our prediction for this Champions League match:
There will be fireworks when Juventus and Barcelona, the two old rivals, face each other at Allianz Stadium on Wednesday evening. Ronaldo-less Juve did well to beat Dynamo Kiev on the road in their Champions League opener, but Barca are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the Italian champions than their previous rivals. In CR7’s absence, a man to watch in the home team will be Alvaro Morata, who scored a brace in the 2-0 win over Dynamo Kiev.
Federico Chiesa returns from a domestic ban, while Chiellini, De Ligt, and Alex Sandro remain in the recovery room. The Catalan giants, on the other hand, are low on confidence following a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in “El Clasico”. Considering that Barca chiefs failed to reinforce the squad in the last transfer window, we are tempted to put our money on Juve, who did not miss Ronaldo in their Champions League opener. Gerard Pique will have to serve his ban against Juventus.