Two UEFA Champions League clubs looking forward to a return to glory in the 2022-23 season meet Tuesday when Barcelona and Juventus lock horns in Dallas.
New arrival Robert Lewandowski will be looking to score his first goal in a Barcelona shirt after being held scoreless during last weekend’s El Clasico triumph over Real Madrid. Barca walloped MLS side Inter Miami 6-0 to kick off its summer tuneups.
Juventus have played just one preseason friendly, against Chivas Guadalajara, coming away with a tidy 2-0 win, but a meniscus injury to star acquisition Paul Pogba has cast a shadow over preparations for the new campaign.
Both clubs are a couple of weeks away from kicking off official competition. Juventus will play both Madrid clubs next before opening their Italian Serie A campaign against Sassuolo on Aug. 15. Barcelona will play MLS’s NY Red Bulls and Mexican side Pumas UNAM ahead of their Spanish La Liga home opener against Rayo Vallecano on Aug. 13.
Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
Barcelona vs Juventus live score
Barcelona vs Juventus live updates, highlights from preseason
4th min.: Barcelona are already on top of the Italian side in the Juventus half and Ousmane Dembele fires the first shot of the match with a left-footed blast that was off target.
1st min.: Juventus kicks off the match. They’ll be wearing the black and white stripes, while Barcelona are in their gold kits.
5 mins from kickoff: Teams are coming onto the field. Leonardo Bonucci and Sergio Busquets are the captains.
60 mins from kickoff: Lineups are in. Dallas native Weston McKennie starts on the bench for Juventus together with Dusan Vlahovic, who has yet to appear in preseason.
75 mins from kickoff: The Cotton Bowl in Dallas has always been known for its pristine playing surface:
— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 26, 2022
90 mins from kickoff: This could make for an interesting subplot in the match:
As it stands, Juventus are best-placed to offer a home to Memphis Depay.
The Dutch forward is surplus to requirements at Barcelona and Juventus want a second forward after Dusan Vlahovic. pic.twitter.com/JoUW93L9mG
— Football España (@footballespana_) July 26, 2022
120 mins from kickoff: How Juventus replaces Paul Pogba in midfield will be one of the storylines from this match for Juve supporters to watch:
The injury has ruled him out of Juventus’ friendly against Barcelona in Dallas on Tuesday 🤕#BBCFootball
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2022
Barcelona vs Juventus lineups
Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang get the start on either side of Robert Lewandowski with Ansu Fati and Raphinha heading to the bench. New signing Franck Kessie also starts, and it will be interesting to see what manager Xavi Hernandez does with Frenkie de Jong amid constant rumors of a potential departure. Ronald Araujo and Pedri get the night off.
Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Ter Stegen (GK) — 20-Sergi Roberto, 15-Andreas Christensen, 24-Eric Garcia, 18-Jordi Alba — 19-Franck Kessie, 5-Busquets, 14-Nico Gonzalez — 7-Ousmane Dembele, 12-Robert Lewandowski, 17-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Barcelona subs (15): Inaki Pena (GK), Arnau Tenas (GK), Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Alejandro Balde, Alex Collado, Marc Casado, Pablo Torre, Miralem Pjanic, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong, Abde Ezzalzouli, Memphis Depay, Raphinha, Ansu Fati
Dallas native Weston McKennie starts on the bench with Nicolo Ravella and Denis Zakaria partnering Manuel Locatelli in midfield with Paul Pogba (right meniscus) out. Summer signing Bremer gets his first start in central defense, while Dusan Vlahovic is expected to make his preseason bow in the second half. Expect the Under-23 players to get the bulk of the second-half minutes.
Juventus starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Wojciech Szczesny (GK) — 6-Danilo, 19-Leonardo Bonucci, 3-Bremer, 12-Alex Sandro — 13-Nicolo Ravella, 27-Manuel Locatelli, 28-Denis Zakaria — 11-Juan Cuadrado, 18-Moise Kean, 22-Angel Di Maria
Juventus subs (15): 36-Mattia Perin (GK), 23-Carlo Pinsoglio (GK), 45-Giovanni Garofani (GK), 15-Federico Gatti, 24-Daniele Rugani, 42-Tommaso Barbieri, 17-Luca Pellegrini, 30-Matias Soule, 14-Weston McKennie, 44-Nicolo Fagioli, 33-Marley Ake, 43-Mattia Compagnon, 34-Nicolo Cudrig, 40-Marco Da Graca, 9-Dusan Vlahovic
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.: Tuesday’s match between Barcelona and Juventus from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas will be televised in the United Kingdom by Premier Sports 1, and also available to stream on Premier Player HD.
USA: In the United States, the friendly match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2, which can be streamed on fuboTV. The match will also be streamed by Fox Sports on its streaming platform Fox Sports Go.
Canada: DAZN will carry the match for fans in Canada.
Australia: Paramount+ will stream Barcelona vs. Juventus during the morning hours in Australia.