Cristiano Ronaldo led his team, Juventus, to a broad victory over Barcelona (3-0) in the match that brought them together at the Camp Nou, in the sixth and final round of the European group stage Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored Juventus goals with two goals (13 and 52) from two penalties, and Weston McKinney (20).
With the Bianconeri victory, the team raised its tally to 15 points to take the lead in Group G, while Barcelona froze at 15 points and retreated to second place.
The first chance in the match came in the eighth minute after Cristiano received the ball at the edge of the penalty area and fired a powerful shot, but it reached the arms of goalkeeper Ter Stegen.
The opportunity arose in front of Danilo, who received the Ronaldo pass, to shoot a powerful ball from outside the penalty area that passed by the goal.
In the 11th minute, the referee awarded a penalty kick for Juventus after Barcelona defender Araujo blocked Ronaldo in the area. The Portuguese don was able to score the first goal in the match.
In the 20th minute, McKinney scored a wonderful goal for Juventus, after an excellent effort from the American player who passed the ball to Cuadrado on the right side, to pass the latter a cross into the area, McKinney attacked and hit her with a wonderful scissor in the net.
Messi almost reduced Barcelona’s score after hitting the ball from outside the area, which Buffon sent the Bianconeri goalkeeper to a corner.
From the left side, Danilo crossed the ball into the Barcelona area. Morata rose to it and met with a header over the crossbar of goalkeeper Stegen.
Messi returned in the 35th minute to try to score Barcelona’s first goals, after he passed the ball to Alba on the left, to return the ball to Messi in the area, and Liu paid it with a low shot in the middle of the goal by Buffon.
In the first minute of stoppage time, Barcelona’s players demanded a penalty kick after Messi was blocked in the area in the same way as the penalty kick that Ronaldo got at the start of the game, except that the referee decided to complete the game without any offense.
At the start of the second half, Messi fired a shot from outside the penalty area, which Buffon countered twice, to continue to deprive the Barcelona star of the Catalan team’s first goals.
In the 49th minute, the ball touched Lenglet’s hand inside the Barcelona area, so the referee calculated a new penalty kick for Juventus after returning to video technology; Cristiano managed to convert it to a third goal for Juventus in the 52nd minute.
And the crossbar prevented Griezmann from scoring the first goal for Barcelona after Messi executed a free-kick from the left side, which Griezmann touched with a header that hit the bar.
For the fourth time, Messi fired a rocket-propelled grenade from outside the penalty area after de Jong had prepared the ball perfectly, to be kicked by the Argentine and Buffon brilliantly kept it away from his goal.
And from Messi’s pass to Braithwaite in the 70th minute, the Barca striker received the ball and shot it hard towards the goal, hitting Bonucci’s foot and passing past Buffon’s left post into a corner.
The referee awarded a penalty kick to Barcelona after blocking Griezmann, and quickly reversed his decision and decided an offside case for the Barcelona striker.
Bonucci scored the fourth goal for Juventus in the 75th minute, but video technology saved Barca after it confirmed the existence of an infiltration case against a Juventus defender.
Messi continued his habit, and again received the ball outside the area and hit a powerful shot that went to the right of goalkeeper Buffon, so that luck continued to oppose Messi.
In the 89th minute, with an individual effort from Ricky Puig, he passed and penetrated near the area to pass to Griezmann, to pass the ball to Messi on the region’s borders. Messi fired a powerful shot that Buffon countered.