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Lionel Messi stopped Paulo Dybala joining Barcelona this summer - report

13 Setiembre 2017

Bayern Munich, who are in Group B along with PSG, were 3-0 winners over 10-man Anderlecht at the Allianz Arena.

"I can see the comments of comparing squads to previous seasons are the same in every country".

Valverde could hand a full debut to Dembele after the 105 million-euro Frenchman only came off the bench for the final 20 minutes against Espanyol. His performances have even drawn comparisons with his compatriot and national team captain Lionel Messi. In the past five meets between Barcelona and Juventus, Juventus won two matches, Barcelona won two matches and the other match ended in ad draw.

"We did not receive any direct offer from Barcelona for Dybala, but above all we had absolutely no intention of selling him and were certain he'd wear the Juventus jersey", Marotta told Mediaset Premium. A midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic support an attack featuring Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

Messi shone for Barcelona netting a hat-trick as the Catalan giants capitalised on Real Madrid's slip-up against Levante with a 5-0 thumping of local rivals Espanyol on Saturday. "We are being able to play well and please the fans who have been coming to watch us". I'm happy and feel at ease with Juve.

"In football when you lose it seems like you are never going to win and when you win that you will always win", Valverde added, warning against complacency.

It will be hard to see Juve catch Barca for first place in the group, let alone score more goals than the Spanish side. I do not think that the next meeting of the two European grandees will be effective, the team's class is approximately equal.

Juventus probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Buffon - Barzagli, Benatia, Rugani, Alex Sandro - Pjanic, Matuidi - Douglas Costa, Dybala, Sturaro - Higuain.

Juventus had a big chance to respond right at the start of the second half, but Dybala couldn't match his international teammate's finish and he lifted his shot over the bar.

"Paulo will become one of the best players in the world". Valverde opined: "Everyone is in charge of their own life and their own future".

Dybala has shown his quality already for Juventus this season, notching seven goals in four appearances across all domestic competitions.

"Leo scored an extraordinary goal and blew the game open".

Lionel Messi stopped Paulo Dybala joining Barcelona this summer - report