Champions League Argentine preview: Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona host Paulo Dybala and Juventus


Lionel Messi goes up against Paulo Dybala at the Camp Nou in the main match of the week.

Messi will try to get Barcelona first spot in the group as his team has been struggling lately. With qualification secured for both teams, Dybala will try to get the win for Juventus after a slight run of poor form lately.

Lautaro Martinez could be playing in the Europa League or even not playing at all in Europe for the rest of the season. Currently in last place in the group, Inter are up against Shakhtar and qualification is far from secured.

Manchester City and FC Porto are both through to the next round in the group while Ajax and Atalanta play in what would determine second place in the group. A draw would be enough for Atalanta while Ajax will need the win.

Lucas Ocampos and Marcos Acuña with Franco Vázquez are into the next round of the Champions League while Joaquín Correa and Gonzalo Escalante could still finish first in their group.

The Argentine trio of Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi and Ángel Di María are tied in second place along with Manchester United and RB Leipzig, all with 9 points.

Here are the matches for this week:

Zenit vs. Borussia Dortmund

Lazio (Joaquín Correa, Gonzalo Escalante) vs. Club Brugge

FC Barcelona (Lionel Messi) vs. Juventus (Paulo Dybala)

Chelsea (Willy Caballero) vs. FC Krasnodar

RB Leipzig vs. Manchester United (Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero)

Dynamo Kyiv vs. Ferencváros

PSG (Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Ángel Di María) vs. Istanbul Başakşehir F.K.

Stade Rennais vs. Sevilla (Lucas Ocampos, Marcos Acuña, Franco Vázquez)

FC Midtjylland vs. Liverpool

Ajax (Lisandro Martínez, Nicolás Tagliafico) vs. Atalanta (José Luis Palomino, Alejandro Gómez, Cristian Romero)

Bayern Munich vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

RB Salzburg vs. Atletico Madrid (Ángel Correa)

Manchester City (Sergio Agüero) vs. Olympique de Marseille (Leonardo Balerdi, Darío Benedetto)

Inter Milan (Lautaro Martínez) vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Olympiacos (Maximiliano Lovera) vs. FC Porto (Agustín Marchesín)


  1. J.Correa and Nico Gonzalez should be Left Winger for Argentina, Ocampus should be choosen only if any one of them is injured.
    Messi and Dybla are perfect for Right Winger spot. Di Maria is also good in Right winger area.

  2. Argentina’s best line up
    Emi Martinez
    Floyth. Pezella C. Romero Tagliafico
    Lamela Paredes Lo celso
    Messi Aguero Nico Gonzalez

  3. Griezamen does not bring any creativity in final third his movement are easy to understand and he only want to be at the receiving end of creativity to score. That is causing harm and Busquet is finished years ago but still he is serving Barça. Barça will beat Juventus today but Barça needs major overhaul

  4. Barcelona is done, nothing stays strong, proud, pretty, winner………….etc forever, everything ends at some point, everything.
    I just don’t want to see Messi humiliated by anybody, nm that pompous assface because he is forced to play for a team that checked out already.
    I don’t want him going to PSG to play with that other dumbass either.

    • Messi as false 9,with neymar and mbappe will be a treat to watch ngl. But i want him at City under Pep 🙂

  5. Although both teams have qualify for next round; being the number 1 in the group will be great things to boost the mental and confidence in the tight second round. Barca performance in la liga is difference from the UCL as well Messi is more focus on UCL now.

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