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G. Chiellini
P. Dybala
1 - 2
C. Marchisio
Yellow Card
Aleix Vidal
Yellow Card
L. Messi
0 - 2
Paco Alcácer
0 - 1

Match Stats

37% 62%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 7
Total Passes 388 670
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 W W W
2 Manchester City MCI Manchester City 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 W W L
3 Juventus JUV Juventus 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 5 W W L
4 Roma ROM Roma 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 5 L W L
5 Manchester United MUN Manchester United 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 5 L W W
6 Tottenham Hotspur TOT Tottenham Hotspur 3 1 0 2 6 8 -2 3 L L W
7 PSG PSG PSG 3 1 0 2 5 8 -3 2 L L W
8 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 3 0 0 3 4 8 -4 1 L L L




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Neymar steals the headlines as he puts aside recent transfer speculation, scoring a first-half brace to lift Barcelona to victory in their first match of the pre-season. Giorgio Chiellini cut the deficit in half for Juventus after both sides made wholesale changes at the break, but the equaliser eluded them as they open up the new season with a defeat.
There will be two minutes added on at the end of this match.
Everything but the finish! Luis Suarez picks out Roberto in the centre, who did the hardest part in eluding Mandragora to open up space for a shot, but he gets the contact all wrong, bending an effort miles wide from 10 yards!
STAT: Barcelona have lost four of their last seven matches in the International Champions Cup (W3).
Into the final five minutes and this crowd is really into it! They've been in rapture for much of the match, but the noise level is really increased here as the tempo picks up with time winding down. Juventus are sending bodies forward and Barcelona are exploiting the extra space available to them on the break.
Good goalkeeping! Luis Suarez scoops a pass in for Turan, who just can't get on the end of it, but moments later the Turkey international returns the favour with a smart ball in at the near post, though Szczesny gets off his line expertly to thwart him!
INCHES WIDE! Delightful bit of skill from the teenager Alena who takes a little layoff from Denis Suarez before bursting into a tight pocket of space and bending an effort inches wide of the far post!
Great work from Semedo, who looks plenty motivated in his Barcelona debut. Costa is able to get behind him and on the end of a throughball, but the full-back sprints back admirably as he recovers to force the Brazilian into a weak shot from a tight angle, which Ortola collects easily.
Juventus certainly look a much stronger side since their changes and have given plenty of reason to believe they can come back in this match. Higuain is growing in stature as he becomes more involved up top, but he will be disappointed not to have tested Ortola with his latest attempt.
STAT: Barcelona’s three games in the International Champions Cup last summer saw a total of 14 goals (nearly five per match). They scored seven and conceded seven.
Luis Suarez is back on the pitch after a short stint on the touchline receiving treatment. This is shaping up to be an exciting finale at MetLife, after Barcelona looked poised to run away with the match in the first half.
Barcelona back on the front foot after a long hiatus in attack, but they have a bit of a worry here as Luis Suarez goes down after taking a knock from Chiellini. It doesn't look anything serious, but it's certainly a painful one for the striker.
R. Mandragora
M. Benatia
Juventus' 11h change of the night sees Benatia replaced by Rolando Mandragora. That means no player from either side to have started the match is still on the pitch.
HAS TO BE BETTER! Denis Suarez is picked out in acres of space in the area following a very clever pull-back from Roberto. The midfielder has eyes for goal and unleashes a first-time effort, but sends it over the bar! He has to at least be testing Szczesny from there!
Well these Juventus subs have provided an immediate impact. It's a completely revamped attack as the big guns have come on for this second half, and they make it count straight away. Dybala forces Cillessen into a save, before picking out a terrific delivery for fellow sub Chiellini from the ensuing corner!
P. Dybala
Delightful assist from Dybala, who picked out a terrific cross from the corner there.
G. Chiellini
JUVENTUS BACK IN IT! A thumping header from Chiellini, and it's game on at MetLife Stadium! The defender rises above Marlon to latch onto the end of a corner and sends it crashing into the back of the net!
CILLESSEN UP TO THE TASK! It's the first save he's had to make tonight, and it's a smart one as he reacts quickly, diving across to his left to deny Dybala's well-placed effort! Juventus with a bit of a spark here...
Alex Sandro
K. Asamoah
Finally, Alex Sandro comes in for Asamoah.
G. Higuaín
M. Mandžukić
Gonzalo Higuain comes on to lead the line, replacing Mandzukic.
J. Cuadrado
R. Bentancur
Bentancur's debut ends without much of a whimper, as he gives way for Cuadrado.
Douglas Costa
S. Sturaro
Douglas Costa comes on for his Juventus debut, replacing Sturaro.
P. Dybala
M. Lemina
More changes for Juventus, five to be exact. The first sees Paulo Dybala, who netted a brace against Barca in the Champions League, replace Lemina.
There doesn't appear to have been any changes to the formations of either side, despite the plethora of substitutions at the interval. Juventus made the bulk of theirs in midfield and defence, but they need to inject a bit of life into their attack.
Barcelona have negotiated the lone chance through the opening 10 minutes of the first half, but Juventus are looking more capable in possession at least. The tempo isn't as lively as what we saw in the first, but some time is needed for these new faces to settle in after wholesale changes were made at the break.
Great stuff from Szczesny! Called into action for the first time in his Juventus career, the former Roma and Arsenal keeper dives out smartly to get a hand to Luis Suarez's low strike across goal! Barcelona picking up where they left off here...
STAT: Juventus have scored at least a goal in 44 of their last 45 matches, the lone exception being a 0-0 draw with Barcelona at Camp Nou in April.
Barcelona make a full compliment of changes at the break. There are 11 new faces to be exact, as the new-look XI aim to continue their momentum. For Juventus it's four changes and they will be hoping for a much better showing over these next 45 minutes.
Marlon Santos makes his debut for Barcelona, replacing Pique at the break.
Carles Aleñá
Andrés Iniesta
Carles Alena makes his Barca bow as well, replacing Iniesta. Not a bad story for him to tell.
Adrián Ortolá
J. Cillessen
Adrian Ortola comes on for Cillessen in goal.
S. Umtiti
J. Mascherano
And finally, Samuel Umtiti replaces Mascherano.
Here we go again...
M. De Sciglio
S. Lichtsteiner
Mattia De Sciglio makes his debut after arriving from Milan in the Bonucci deal, replacing Lichtsteiner.
W. Szczęsny
G. Buffon
Woijech Szczesny comes on as well at the break to make his Juventus debut, replacing Buffon.
T. Rincón
S. Khedira
Tomas Rincon replaced Khedira.
M. Pjanić
C. Marchisio
Miralem Pjanic comes on for Marchisio, who was on a yellow.
G. Chiellini
A. Barzagli
Giorgio Chiellini is brought on at the interval to provide some much-needed stability in defence, replacing Barzagli.
Sergi Roberto
Neymar exits with a brace, Sergi Roberto taking his place.
Jordi Alba
L. Digne
Barca's wholesale changes continue with Jorda Alba coming on in place of Digne.
Sergio Busquets
Sergi Samper
Sergio Busquets replaces Samper in midfield.
A. Turan
L. Messi
Messi's night is done as he's replaced by Arda Turan.
Denis Suárez
I. Rakitić
Denis Suarez also comes on, replacing Rakitic.
Nélson Semedo
Aleix Vidal
Nelson Semedo, who arrived in Barcelona this summer from Benfica for 30 million, comes on to make his debut for the second half, replacing Vidal.
L. Suárez
Paco Alcácer
Luis Suarez enters the fray for Barcelona as it doesn't get any easier for Juventus. Alcacer is the one to give way.
No shortage of drama in the first 45 minutes at MetLife Stadium as Neymar manages to put aside the transfer speculation with a performance for the ages, as his first-half brace caps off a dominating display from Barcelona against the Juventus side that dumped them out of the Champions League in April.
Relentless pressure on the Juventus goal, and they don't help their cause much here with some very irresponsible play in their own penalty area. Another foul promts a squirmish after the whistle, with Lichtsteiner taking exception to something, just as the board goes up to indicate one minute of injury time.
C. Marchisio
Yellow Card
Tempers boiling over! Marchisio takes down Neymar, and then has a few words for the Brazilian as he lays on the ground. Neymar quickly pops up and gets in his face, which forces the referee into action, and it's the Juventus midfielder who goes into the book.
STAT: Neymar scored 20 goals and assisted another 27 in 45 matches last season across all competitions.
Into the wall again! Well there isn't much Barcelona have done poorly tonight, but if there's one thing they could look to iron out in training it's their set-piece attempts. Another glorious opportunity for them is squandered as Messi hits his into the wall rather uncharacteristically. It goes behind for a corner, but nothing comes of it.
OFF THE BAR! Almost telepathic passing between Neymar and Messi, with the latter dinking a remarkable effort off the bar from 15 yards, but the whistle had prematurely sounded as Neymar was tripped up on the edge of the penalty area, with the referee granting Barcelona a free-kick from 22 yards.
Aleix Vidal
Yellow Card
Vidal goes through Khedira on the flank in an attempt to win back the ball high up the pitch, but it's a bit too aggressive for a pre-season match says the referee, who produces the first yellow card of the match.
Barcelona mercilessly take their foot off the pedal for a moment, but Juventus still can't do much in possession. A half-hearted attack down the left is squeezed out smartly by Pique, as the ball runs behind for a goal-kick. Juventus desperately need to get this game into the interval.
Still no signs of life from Juventus. They're barely hanging on at the moment as Barca look like scoring with every attack. The Blaugrana are up over 60 per cent possession now, and that 40 of Juventus has come almost entirely on the wrong side of half for them.
STAT: Barcelona were held scoreless in both meetings with Juventus in last season’s Champions League, losing their quarter-final tie against the Italians 3-0 on aggregate.
Less than 30 minutes played and Neymar is on a hat-trick. The man whose name has been littered throughout the headlines for the past few days is in them again, but for a very different reason! Of course this sort of performance will do nothing to put a damper on the transfer speculation.
OH MY WORD! MAKE THAT TWO! Absolutely stunning! Neymar is making this look easy! He dances through the entire Juventus backline, side-stepping defenders with remarkable ease and confidence, before calmly slotting a finish past Buffon! Worth every penny, wouldn't you say?
L. Messi
Messi is credited with the assist, but that was all in the skill of the Brazilian.
The Juventus brass huddle near the technical area, clearly unhappy with what they have seen thus far. Allegri barks a few instructions, but you have to wonder if he is pondering making a change sooner rather than later. This simply will not cut it for the defending Serie A champions.
Juventus have been second best since the off, and they're showing no signs of getting themselves into the game. They are undoubtedly in pre-season form, but they do not have much of an excuse as the circumstances coming into the match were the same for Barcelona.
STAT: Juventus were unbeaten in their five friendlies last summer, excluding extra-time, the lone exception being a defeat to Melbourne Victory on penalties.
Right back on the front foot go Barca and, surprise surprise, it's Neymar leading the charge. The Brazilian bursts into the area thanks to a clever bit of skill, but this time he's unable to navigate his shot through the crowd of bodies.
Well that's what money will buy you. The reported 222 million dollar fee attached to Neymar's name is unprecedented and astronomically high, but you know just what you're getting with him. That's a glimpse of what money will buy for PSG, or what Barcelona will be losing should he depart the club this summer.
Paco Alcácer
Alcacer was the architect and is credited with the assist.
NEYMAR ON THE SCORESHEET! He has a point to prove tonight and he's doing just that, as Juventus have had no answer for him thus far! Here he gets on the end of a nifty one-two with Alcacer before fending off a challenge and bending an effort into the top corner from 10 yards! Remarkable stuff from the man in the spotlight!
Side netting! You would have expected more from Mandzukic, who was left all alone at the far post as he rises to meet a cushioned cross from Sturaro, but heads an effort onto the wrong side of the post!
The tempo has slowed with Barcelona starting to assert themselves in possession. They have switched from a counter-attacking approach to a more patient build, and it seems to be working for them. Vidal is able to test Buffon, who makes a smart save, on the end of a clever passage of play from the full-back.
STAT: Barcelona won seven successive matches to close out last season, following their scoreless draw with Juventus, scoring 28 goals over that span (averaging four per match).
Disappointing once again! Messi does take matters into his own hands on this occasion, but he doesn't fare much better. He's able to bend his effort around the wall, but it drifts well wide at the near post, giving Buffon nothing to worry about.
Another opportunity for Barcelona from a free-kick now, this time Neymar wins it on the end of a strong run, being taken out by Marchisio. This one comes about five yards further out, which should actually help the taker get some more height on the effort. Will Messi take charge this time, or will it be Neymar again?
It's certainly been a shaky start for Juventus, who need to shake the rust off, their psyche perhaps a bit fragile still from the Champions League final. Barcelona have looked very sharp on the break, pouncing on every stray pass made by the Italian outfit.
One-way traffic here! Messi is at it again, hacked down by Sturaro just outside the Juventus penalty area. Anticipation builds as he and Neymar stand over the ensuing free-kick, but the Brazilian sends an effort disappointingly into the wall.
TWO CHANCES FOR NEYMAR! With all eyes on him, the Brazilian is sprung through down the left. It's a promising break for the Blaugrana, but Neymar opts not to shoot, instead sending a cross just ahead of Messi and behind. Barcelona get back on the counter straight away, however, and Neymar is teed up by Messi this time, but can't get much of a shot off as Buffon closes down the angle!
AND THEY'RE OFF! Barcelona get the match underway, attacking right to left in their famous Blaugrana colous, with Juventus in their typical black and white.
Lionel Messi joins Neymar in attack, but the MSN is not kept intact as Paco Alcacer starts at striker with Luis Suarez on the bench. None of Barcelona's three new signings are in the side tonight, though Marlon Santos and Nelson Semedo have been included amongst the substitutes.
But the biggest news coming from the team selection is of course the inclusion of Neymar in the Barcelona side, despite heavy speculation that the Brazilian is on the verge of being pried away by PSG. Barcelona have kept their stance that they do not wish to sell, but the reported record offer of over 200 million from the French outfit may be enough to lure him to Paris.
Rodrigo Bentancur is the lone new face in the Juventus side tonight, the Argentine midfielder making his debut for the club after arriving from Boca Juniors in a deal stemming from the sale of Carlos Tevez two years ago. Newcomers Mattia De Sciglio and Douglas Costa are not in the XI but are both available off the bench. Mario Mandzukic leads the line, while Andrea Barzagli and Medhi Benatia start at centre-half following the sale of Leonardo Bonucci.
SUBS: Vermaelen, D. Suarez, Douglas, Munir, Santos, Semedo, Gomes, Roberto, Alba, L. Suarez, Busquets, Turan, Umtiti, Alena, Ortola.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Cillessen; Vidal, Pique, Mascherano, Digne; Rakitic, Samper, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar, Alcacer.
SUBS: Higuain, Romagna, Coccolo, Pjanic, Del Favero, Caligara, Rincon, Kean, Sandro, Costa, Pinsoglio, Cuadrado, Leali, Chiellini, Dybala, Rosseti, Rugani, Untersee.
JUVENTUS (4-2-3-1): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Barzagli, Asamoah; Khedira, Marchisio; Sturaro, Lemina, Bentancur; Mandzukic.
Pre-season it may be, but this is also an opportunity for Barcelona to exact a bit of revenge on Juventus after being dumped out of last season’s Champions League in the quarter-final at the hands of the Italian champions, 3-0 on aggregate.
It's been a rather busy summer to date for Barcelona, despite the lack of fixtures. They have a new manager in former Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde, who has been working hard to instil his philosophy in the side ahead of the start of the new season, while the rumours of a potential record sale of Neymar to PSG has stole the headlines.
The belated start to pre-season provides little reason for concern as these two clubs adopt a quality over quantity approach testing themselves against some of Europe’s best. Juventus follow this up with games against PSG, Roma and Tottenham, while Barcelona will face Manchester United and Real Madrid.
This match marks the start of the pre-season for both sides. Juventus have not been in action since the Champions League final on June 3, while Barcelona’s last match saw them lift the Copa del Rey title on May 27.
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