Juventus 0-2 Barcelona: 5 Talking Points as Dembele, Messi pile early pressure on Pirlo

Barcelona players celebrate after Messi's penalty helped seal all three points against an under-fire Juventus

Goals from Ousmane Dembele and a Lionel Messi penalty helped Barcelona to a morale-boosting 2-0 Champions League group stage win over Serie A champions Juventus. What were five talking points as Ronald Koeman’s men bounced back from their 3-1 El Clasico defeat to record a first victory in Turin, continuing their 100% record to begin this season’s UCL? Continue reading

Barcelona 1-0 Espanyol: 5 Hits and Flops as Suarez’s strike relegates city rivals

Barcelona players celebrate after Suarez's close-range finish breaks the deadlock just before the hour mark

Far from perfect, Barcelona’s title hopes remain intact after Luis Suarez’s 15th La Liga goal of the season – now their third highest goalscorer in club history – settled a drab affair against city rivals Espanyol at the Camp Nou. Who impressed while others struggled? Continue reading