In an exciting 2-2 draw, Barcelona vs Juventus put on a show for a sizable audience in Dallas, with two goals each from Ousmane Dembele and Moise Kean for their respective teams.
Dembele received the ball first and destroyed Juventus’ defence in two plays by dribbling past defenders as if they weren’t there. He completed a move with his left foot once, and another with his right, for two spellbinding moments that Barcelona supporters will never forget.
Each time the Bianconeri fell behind the Italian team, Moise Keane replied for Juventus. First, he finished off Juan Cuadrado’s precise cross into the six-yard box, and then he completed a powerful run through the centre of the Barcelona defence, finishing through the goalkeeper’s legs.
For Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski made another start, although he failed to score for the second game in a row. Juventus’ star forward Dusan Vlahovic was not included in the game, and American international Weston McKennie did not play in front of his own supporters.
Following that, Barcelona will play the New York Red Bulls, and Juventus will play Real Madrid. The final exhibition game between the two teams will then take place in Europe before the start of each team’s local campaign.
Dembele might end up being the most important player for Barca.
Who is Lewandowski? The team’s star acquisition was overshadowed by Ousmane Dembele, who demonstrated why Barcelona was so determined to sign him to a long-term deal despite a disappointing season in 2021–2022, despite the high demand for his services following the expiration of his current deal this summer.
Dembele once again demonstrated his ability to single-handedly determine a game thanks to his quickness and deft dribbling skills, which are so good at dislodging opposing backlines and generally causing havoc.
Dembele is a force in 1-on-1 situations with opposition defenders; these players are rare at the highest level of football. Raphinha’s wizardry decided the game against Real Madrid, and he came back to rattle the post against Juve, so the fact that Barcelona has two of them ought to be enough to ensure more on-field victory for Barcelona this season.
Lewandowski’s performance versus Juventus was how?
The imposing Bremer, who was making his first start for Juventus, as well as the opposing team’s center-backs were all occupied by the Polish international despite the fact that he was scoreless in his second game for the squad. In his hour on the field, Lewa was only given one good opportunity.
But even of a player brought in to have an immediate impact, expecting much more than this would be ridiculous. Synchronized movements and connection with his teammates will be crucial for him as a forward who relies on service, and those skills can only be acquired through practise.
once more using Frenkie de Jong as center-back
Frenkie de Jong has been positioned at center-back during preseason, prompting speculation that Xavi is trying to send the midfielder a message. In the midst of rumours that Barcelona might have to sell him this summer in order to balance its budget, the Barcelona manager has refuted it. Other rumours claim that the player is unwilling to leave because the team owes him money, while other reports claim that he wants to stay at Barcelona even if it means accepting a pay cut.
De Jong once again played at center-back against Juventus despite everything that was going on. Although he had previously played centre back for Ajax, he wasn’t recruited to Barcelona to fill that role. De Jong has still performed admirably, and if Xavi’s comments are to be believed, he may very well be the team’s best choice in the back because there aren’t as many options there as there are in midfield, where there’s a true logjam
Barcelona vs Juventus final score
BAR’s Ousmane Dembele scored in the 34th minute.
Moise Kean (Juan Cuadrado) for JUV in the 39th minute.
41st minute: BAR — Ousmane Dembele.
52nd minute: JUV — Moise Kean (Manuel Locatelli).
Lineup for Barcelona:
Ter Stegen (GK) — Sergi (Dest), Christensen, Eric, Alba — Nico, Busquets, Kessie — Dembele, Lewandowski, Aubameyang (4-3-3, right to left)
Inaki Pena (GK), Dest (Casado), Christensen (Pique), Eric (De Jong), Alba (Balde), Nico (Gavi), Busquets (Pjanic), Kessie (Torre), Dembele (Raphinha, Collado), Lewandowski (Depay), and Aubameyang make up Barcelona’s 4-3-3 in the second half (Fati, Abde)
lineup for Juventus:
Szczesny (GK) — Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Sandro — Zakaria, Ravella, Locatelli — Di Maria, Kean, Cuadrado, Juventus (first half, right to left)
Perin (GK) — Danilo (Barbieri), Bonucci (Gatti), Bremer (Rugani), Sandro (Pellegrini), Zakaria, Ravella, Locatelli (Fagioli), Di Maria (Soul), Kean (Cudrig), Cuadrado (Juventus 2nd Half, right to left) (Compagnon)
Barcelona vs. Juventus in-game updates and highlights:
Barcelona 2, Juventus 2, in the 87th minute. Barcelona has a chance! The Juve goalkeeper stops Gavi’s shot after some rough play from both teams, and Memphis Depay comes close to grabbing the rebound. Juventus holds on.
78th minute: Both teams have added three additional substitutes, and it appears that these are the guys who will finish the game. There are many young people on both sides.
69th minute: Barcelona quickly hit the woodwork twice in the Ansu Fati then curls a ball from the left side off the corner after Raphinha’s free kick hits the crossbar.
61st minute: Both teams use a tonne of substitutes. The audience, however, wants more objectives.
56th minute: Juan Cuadrado launches a shot, which Inaki Pena palms out for a corner. Given that darkness has fallen at the Cotton Bowl, this contest has a new edge.
52nd minute: Juventus scores! After a solid start from Barcelona, Juventus quickly advanced through the heart of the defence, with Moise Kean completing the move in the penalty area. Kean is currently emulating Dembele.
50th minute: Raphinha makes a move in the He entered the game in the second half and immediately made his presence known with a shot that stung Mattia Perin, the goalkeeper for Juventus.
46th minute: The second half begins, and we now have two substitute goalkeepers. For their respective sides, Mattia Perin of Juventus and Inaki Pena of Barcelona take over in goal. Robert Lewandowski is back, but there are other substitutes in the game.
Barcelona 2, Juventus 1 at the break
After Barcelona had a good start, Juventus grabbed control of the game, but they were overtaken by two magical moments from Ousmane Dembele, who is already in midseason form. On both of his goals, he sped by Juventus defenders as if they weren’t there, overshadowing Robert Lewandowski, who only had one decent look.
The finest player for Juventus in the first half was Angel Di Maria, but it took Moise Kean and Juan Cuadrado some time to settle in before they combined to score the temporary equaliser. However, Kean had mishandled a previous Di Maria cross, and Cuadrado had also failed to be quick enough on a few more occasions, appearing out of place on the left wing.
41st minute: Dembele once more! Goal! Dembele is pitted against everyone. He receives possession of the ball again on the right wing, outmuscles Cuadrado, and then shoots past three Juve players. Dembele is playing a game for himself.
39th minute: Juventus scores! When Juan Cuadrado receives the ball wide left again, he has plenty of time to pick out a cross that Moise Kean heads in stride into the six-yard box. We are tied 1-1.
34th minute: Barcelona scores! Ousmane Dembele performs a beautiful moment! A few minutes after the water break, Dembele runs circles around Alex Sandro, the left back for Juventus, and fires a shot past the goalie and into the far side netting.
32nd minute: Barcelona substitution: Sergi Roberto is replaced at right back by American international Sergino Dest.
29th minute: Juventus is once more dangerous through Di Maria as Barcelona has dwindled. Moise Kean receives his outside-of-the-foot cross into the box, but the forward whiffs. Kean’s attempt was poor.
Juan Cuadrado had a great opportunity for Juventus in the 23rd minute after getting past the Barcelona defence, but he missed the target. And then the offside flag is raised. He was off today, but there was no VAR.
17th minute: The Di Maria performance at Juventus has begun. He makes a cutting run down the middle of the field and feeds Juan Cuadrado in the penalty area, but no one is available to convert the cross. Juve pose a threat when transitioning.
13th minute: Juventus is having better success attacking now that they have weathered the storm, and Ter Stegen denies Di Maria twice in quick succession. The Argentina star, who has been wandering over the front line, will be the main threat from Juve.
7th minute: Robert Lewandowski fires a curling attempt that misses the top right corner after new Juventus defender Bremer’s ball is intercepted. Juventus is obviously uncomfortable playing against the pressure from Barcelona.
In the fourth minute, Ousmane Dembele launches the opening shot of the game with a left-footed blast that misses the target as Barcelona is already ahead of the Italian team in the Juventus half.
Juventus starts off the game in the first minute. While Barcelona will be sporting their gold uniforms, they will be donning the black and white stripes.
Five minutes before kickoff, teams are entering the field. The captains are Sergio Busquets and Leonardo Bonucci.
60 minutes Lineups are set before kickoff. Weston McKennie, a native of Dallas, and Dusan Vlahovic, who has yet to play in preseason, are both starting on the bench for Juventus.
75 minutes before kickoff The Dallas Cotton Bowl has long been renowned for its immaculate field:
90 minutes before kickoff This may make for an intriguing game-related subplot:
120 minutes until kickoff: One of the themes Juventus supporters will be watching from this game is how the team replaces Paul Pogba in midfield:
Lineups for Barcelona vs. Juventus
Ansu Fati and Raphinha are benched in favour of Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will start on either side of Robert Lewandowski. It will be intriguing to watch what manager Xavi Hernandez does with Frenkie de Jong given the ongoing whispers of a possible departure. New signing Franck Kessie also makes his debut. The night is off for Pedri and Ronald Araujo.
Starting lineup for Barcelona (4-3-3, from right to left): 20-Sergi Roberto, 1-Ter Stegen (GK), 14-Nico Gonzalez, 5-Busquets, 18-Jordi Alba, 24-Eric Garcia, 15, Andreas Christensen 7-Ousmane Dembele, 12-Robert Lewandowski, and 17-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are teammates of 19-Franck Kessie.
Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Alejandro Balde, Alex Collado, Marc Casado, Pablo Torre, Miralem Pjanic, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong, Abde Ezzalzouli, Memphis Depay, Raphinha, and Ansu Fati are among the substitutes for Barcelona.
With Paul Pogba (right meniscus) sidelined, Nicolo Ravella and Denis Zakaria partner Manuel Locatelli in midfield, and Dallas native Weston McKennie starts on the bench. Bremer, a summer acquisition, makes his preseason debut in the centre of defence, with Dusan Vlahovic likely to follow in the second half. The majority of the second half’s playing time should go to the Under-23 players.
Starting lineup for Juventus (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny (GK) — 6-Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci (19), 3-Bremer, 22-Angel Di Maria, 18-Moise Kean, 11-Juan Cuadrado, 28-Denis Zakaria, 12-Alex Sandro, 13-Nicolo Ravella, and 27-Manuel Locatelli
Juventus substitutes (15): Giovanni Garofani (45), Mattia Perin (36), Carlo Pinsoglio (23). (GK), Federico Gatti (15), Danielle Rugani, 24 Tomaso Barbieri, number 42 Luca Pellegrini (17), 30 Matthew Soule Weston McKennie (14), Nicolo Fagioli (44), Marshley Ake, Mattia Compagnon (43), Nicholas Cudrig, Marco Da Graca, 40 Dusan Vlahovic, No. 9
Barcelona vs. Juventus TV channel, live stream
|Date||Wed., July 27||Tue., July 26||Tue., July 26||Wed., July 27|
|Time||01:30 BST||20:30 ET||20:30 ET||10:30 AEST|
|TV channel||Premier Sports 1||FS2||—||—|
|Streaming||Premier Player HD||fuboTV, Fox Sports Go||DAZN||Paramount+|
U.K.: Premier Sports 1 will broadcast Tuesday’s encounter between Barcelona and Juventus from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, and the game will also be streamed on Premier Player HD.
The friendly game will be shown on Fox Sports 2, which is streamable on fuboTV, in the USA. Fox Sports’ streaming service Fox Sports Go will also carry the game.
Fans in Canada can watch the action on DAZN.
Australia: In the early morning hours of Australia, Paramount+ will stream Barcelona vs. Juventus.