Dembele Handed First Barca Start Against Juventus

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He feels no pressure when he is compared to the best in the world. 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.

However after Barcelona's 5-0 thrashing of Espanyol on Saturrday night, Valverde said the team were in "good spirits".

Still, Barcelona's three-goal winning margin against a weakened opponent was slight revenge for its loss to Juventus in last year's quarterfinals.

The Serie A giants beat the Catalans in last year's quarter finals thanks to a 3-0 on aggregate but many things have changed since. In the end, the hosts were victorious with 3-0.

Lionel Messi is yet to sign a contract extension but the Argentine maestro has proved he's focused as ever with a blistering start to the 2017-18 season.

The Brazil forward and fellow summer signing Kylian Mbappe -- who combined are set to cost PSG in excess of £366million - were both on the scoresheet before fellow forward Edinson Cavani added a third from the penalty spot just before half-time.

Sporting Lisbon won 3-2 at Greek side Olympiakos, taking the lead after just 69 seconds through forward Seydou Doumbia, on loan from Roma.

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"They've lost a lot but they're a team who must be respected".

Since then, Dybala has scored seven goals in all competitions this season - five of those coming in three league fixtures. "We are scoring few goals given the number of chances we create".

However, Dybala's argument maybe that he can already play with the best player in the world at the national team.

Celtic were no match for Paris Saint Germain as the French side thrashed them 5-0. ESPN Deportes has Bayern Munich vs Anderlecht at 2:45pm. The Bavarians had enormous help from the guests who were playing with one player less on the field since the 11th minute.

In Group A Manchester United started with a convincing win against their old debtors, Basel. League wins over Real Betis, Alaves and Espanyol have only served to show how much Barca need Messi.

Jose Mourinho made ideal tactics, and the host was convincing with 3-0. Haris Seferovic put the hosts ahead but Vitinho's spot-kick drew CSKA level before substitute Timur Zhamaletdinov netted a 71st-minute victor. Everything turned around since, and the Russians are celebrating their first away victory in the group stage after a long time.

Messi had been closed down well by the Italians, but his incredible start to the season continued at the start of injury time when he scored the opening goal of the game after exchanging passes with Suarez and beating Buffon with a left foot shot into the corner.