LIVE Barcelona VS Juventus Football Match Score 27 July 2022
Barcelona will be looking to make it four wins from their opening four pre-season matches this summer when they take on Italian giants Juventus on Tuesday night. The Catalan giants will enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid on Saturday evening, while Juventus opened their preparations for the new season with a 2-0 success over Guadalajara. Barcelona started their preparations for the new season with a 1-1 draw against Olot on July 13 before heading out to North America for their pre-season tour, and Xavi’s side opened their schedule with an impressive 6-0 victory over Phil Neville’s Inter Miami side on July 19.
The Catalan giants then had the small matter of a Clasico with Real Madrid in Las Vegas on Saturday evening, with Raphinha’s first-half strike proving to be the difference between the two sides. Robert Lewandowski led the Barcelona attack, with the Poland international playing the opening 45 minutes following his arrival from Bayern Munich, while there was also a spot for fellow new signing Andreas Christensen at the heart of the defence. Franck Kessie was also involved, with the Ivorian making a strong impression in the early stages of his time at the club, and Barcelona will now face Juventus and New York Red Bulls in their final two friendlies on tour before taking on Pumas UNAM in the Joan Gamper Trophy on August 7.
Xavi’s side will begin their 2022-23 La Liga campaign at home to Rayo Vallecano on July 13, meanwhile, and they will be looking to improve on what was a largely disappointing 2021-22 season, having finished second in Spain’s top flight, 13 points behind the champions Real Madrid. Juventus, meanwhile, started their preparations for the new campaign with a 2-0 victory over Mexican outfit Guadalajara on Friday night. Marco Da Graca and Mattia Compagnon scored the goals for the Old Lady, who are building towards their 2022-23 Serie A opener against Sassuolo on August 15.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side will face Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in their final three friendlies of the summer, and like their opponents here, the team will be looking to improve on last season, having finished fourth in Serie A, 16 points behind the champions AC Milan.
Juventus have brought in Bremer, Andrea Cambiaso, Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria this summer, while Matthijs de Ligt has been their major outgoing, with the Netherlands international making the move to Bayern Munich in a £60m deal. The Old Lady are still attempting to improve their squad for the new season, where they be looking to return to the top of Italian football once again, in addition to being competitive in the Champions League.
After topping rivals Real Madrid in an El Clasico showdown in Las Vegas, Barcelona now travel south to Dallas for a meeting with Juventus at the Cotton Bowl.
The stadium’s capacity of 92,000 fans should be put to the test as the two European giants face off in a preseason friendly that comes a little over two weeks from their first official league matches.
Both teams are unveiling new players on the pitch in the United States, as Robert Lewandowski made his Barcelona debut over the weekend while Juventus put Angel Di Maria on display. The Italian side will now hope that new center back Bremer can take the field in a Bianconeri shirt for the first time in Dallas.
While Premier League clubs are nearing a conclusion to their preseason tours, these two teams are still in the midst of ramping up for their seasons, which start slightly later than the English top flight. Each side has two more preseason friendlies to contest after the Texas matchup.
Barcelona’s summer transfer acquisitions have all done well to hit the ground running, as Robert Lewandowski was the latest to make his club debut with a solid first-half showing against Real Madrid in Las Vegas on Saturday. He joins Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie, and Raphinha as new Barcelona arrivals to take the field in preseason, with Ousmane Dembele also returning to the fold with his new contract.
All should be available for the match against Juventus, with manager Xavi also looking to work Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay into the attacking force that is suddenly overflowing with talent. Ferran Torres is also in play, yet to make his preseason debut due to a foot injury, but he reportedly could have played against Real Madrid if Xavi hadn’t decided to play it safe in preseason.
American international Sergino Dest should also see time on the field, with Barcelona lacking options at right back. It was natural center back Ronald Araujo who played the first hour against Real Madrid there before Dest came in off the bench.
Barcelona, fresh from savouring a Clasico victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid in Las Vegas, will continue their pre-season preparations in America when facing another European superpower in the form of Serie A giants Juventus. The Bianconeri also form part of the inaugural Soccer Champions Tour and will be lining up against the Blaugrana at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
Both sides have bigger tests to come in the 2022-23 campaign, as they seek to restore domestic dominance in their respective countries, but there will be little friendly about a heavyweight encounter and GOAL has all of the information you need to stay right across the action in the United States.
The Bianconeri will also take the opportunity to shuffle their pack following a 2-0 victory over Guadalajara last time out.
Paul Pogba has been nursing a knock after rejoining Juve from Manchester United, but he could see minutes alongside fellow summer signing Gleison Bremer.
Leonardo Bonucci and Dusan Vlahovic were unused substitutes against Mexican opposition at the weekend and may be drafted straight back into a starting XI.
Denis Zakaria is an option to fill a midfield role, while Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro will continue to operate as full-backs.
Summer signing Franck Kessie could be included from the off in midfield, potentially in place of Gavi, while USMNT star Sergino Dest will slot in at right-back if Ronald Araujo is moved inside.
Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are pushing for attacking berths, but Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati and Raphinha lined up as a front three against the Blancos.
Frenkie de Jong, who continues to be heavily linked with Manchester United, started that game as a centre-half after being dropped back from a more natural midfield spot.