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Barcelona have booked their ticket for the next round of the Champions League with an uneventful 0-0 draw at Juventus on Wednesday night in Group D action at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. There was little football from the two teams during the 90 minutes, with Barcelona the more dominant SBOBET side in possession, but lacking the end product. That was certainly a result of manager Ernesto Valverde's decision to rest Lionel Messi, yet even when Messi did come on shortly before the hour mark, Barcelona's attack was blunt at best. With Messi out, the Juventus defence could focus their attention on lone striker Luis Suarez, surrounding him with at least two defenders which all but isolated the Uruguayan. Also looking adrift was Andres Iniesta. Normally so integral to Barcelona's play, Iniesta barely touched the ball out wide SBOBET on the left, another by-product of Messi's absence. There was no cutting edge to Barcelona's play, but it almost didn't matter midway through the half when a long Ivan Rakitic free-kick nearly sailed into goal. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was caught in the classic goalkeeping no-man's land of whether to stay on his own line to react to a header or come out of goal. In the end, the veteran stopper stayed and watched as the ball hit the post, rebounded off the head of Paulinho and out of play. At the other end though, Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre teg Stegen had little to do. Juventus were not threatening, even though Barcelona weren't exactly keeping things clean with their passing. The best chance for the hosts in the first-half did not come until the end, when Paulo Dybala finally sparked to life and sent a screamer over Ter Stegen's crossbar. The match was finally shaken SBOBET from its doldrums in the 56th minute, with Messi's introduction into the affair for Gerard Deulofeu. Barcelona exerted even more control over the Italians, who curiously lacked conviction going forward. Still, Buffon was not called into action that often, but it didn't really matter for Barcelona considering Juventus were equally tame in attack. In the end, what was suppose to be a titanic clash between two European giants ended with a lot to be desired. Only a stoppage time strike from Dybala looked like it could end in a goal, but Ter Stegen showed his class by being alert and making the diving save to his right to secure the point. Barcelona return to action on Sunday with a trip top second-place Valencia. Match Sheet: 0.- Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Benatia, Rugani; Cuadrado (Marchisio, min. 71), Pjanic (Betancur, min. 66), Khedira, Alex Sandro; Dybala, Higuain, Douglas Costa (Matuidi, min. 85). 0.- Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Digne; Busquets; Rakitic, Paulinho; Deulofeu (Messi, min. 56), Luis Suarez, Iniesta (Alba, min. 82). Goals: None Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia). Yellow Cards: Pjanic (Min. 21) for Juventus, Paulinho (Min. 30) for Barcelona, Higuain (Min. 42) for Juventus, Alex Sandro (Min. 72) for Juventus, Digne (Min. 87) for Barcelona, Pique (Min. 91) for Barcelona

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