Register Login Scores

UEFA Champions League

Clinical Dybala Helps Juve Outclass Barca

UEFA Chamions League

Report: Juventus 3-0 FC Barcelona 

Date: 11 April 2017

Venue: Juventus Stadium

Paulo Dybala bagged a brace to inspire Juventus to an impressive 3-0 win over FC Barcelona in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie.

Juve broke the deadlock in the seventh minute, as Dybala turned in the box and curled the ball into the far corner, after being played in by Juan Cuadrado.

Barcelona should have leveled matters in the 21st minute when Lionel Messi played in Andres Iniesta, who failed to beat Gianluigi Buffon from close range.

The hosts doubled their lead in the 22nd minute as Mario Mandzukic picked out Dybala, who wonderfully curled the beyond Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from the edge of the box.

Barcelona had the ball in the back of the net six minutes later, but Lionel Messi's strike was ruled out due to a foul in the build up.

Nonetheless, the score remained 2-0 to the Serie A outfit at the halftime break.

Luis Enrique opted for a change at the start of the second half, as Andre Gomes replaced Jeremy Mathieu.

However, Juventus bagged a third goal in the 55th minute as Giorgio Chiellini rose above Javier Mascherano and powered a header into the far corner.

Barca nearly pulled a goal back in the 67th minute as Luis Suarez turned his marker, before seeing his low strike turned around the post by Buffon.

The home side decided to shut up shop for the final 15 minuets as Mario Lemina and Tomas Rincon were introduced for Cuadrado and Dybala.

The Catalan giants looked for a way back into the clash in the latter stages of the half, but they struggled to break down a resolute Juventus defence, as the score remained 3-0 at full-time whistle.

nextarticle

Dortmund's Team Bus Hit By Explosion, One Player Injured

413 comments

Top 5

Eight Stars Leaving Naturena This Month

69 Mar 13, 2020 01:04 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Nominees For Stadium Of The Year Revealed

33 Mar 07, 2020 07:33 PM in World News

SAFA Release Statement On Coronavirus

42 Mar 14, 2020 09:23 AM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

4 Mar 24, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso On Celebration: I Don't Run To Sirino Like That

74 Mar 14, 2020 09:36 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

From Jeep To Ferrari – Check Out Masilela's Stunning Car Evolution

3 Mar 25, 2020 11:56 AM in Stars & Their Cars

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

4 Mar 24, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Check Out Akpeyi’s Amazing Car Evolution

7 Mar 27, 2020 02:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Check Out The Luxury Porsche Ronaldo Bought His Mom

3 Mar 24, 2020 12:02 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Jali At Risk Of Missing Pirates Clash

19 Mar 13, 2020 09:06 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

4 Suspensions Confirmed For Nedbank Cup Weekend

4 Mar 13, 2020 11:59 AM in Nedbank Cup