Marotta: Juve received no bid from Barca for Dybala

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Lionel Messi had never scored against Gianluigi Buffon during his illustrious career before Tuesday's fixture, but the five time Ballon d'Or winner smashed his second of the game past the legendary goalkeeper in the 69th minute to wrap the match up for the La Liga side.

"You always think when he gets the ball that only good things can happen for the team", he said.

"We did not receive any direct offer from Barcelona for Dybala, but above all we had absolutely no intention of selling him and were certain he'd wear the Juventus jersey", Marotta told Mediaset Premium.

Messi also set up Barca's second, scored by Ivan Rakitic, as Barca exacted revenge for their 3-0 quarter-final defeat by Juventus in last season's Champions League quarter-finals.

"We didn't and we were punished at the end of the first half". Messi took the ball from Dembele, worked a quick one-two with Luis Suarez and then rolled a left-foot shot just inside the far post.

Higuain was guaranteed a frosty reception from the home fans due to a previous spell with Barcelona's fierce rivals Real Madrid.

But this Juventus team is hobbled.

Barcelona is highly-regarded by many as the best club in the world.

The departure of Neymar was deemed as the final nail in the coffin of Lionel Messi's Barcelona, however, hope has been renewed by the arrival of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.

Messi scores the opener at the Camp Nou, his first against Buffon.

CSKA Moscow beat Benfica 2-1 in Group A action and Portuguese club Sporting CP beat Greek champs Olympiacos in Group D. Massimiliano Allegri's side started what has been termed as the decline of this golden generation of the Catalan outfit.

"These games have to be played with the mind".

Claudio Marchisio is making good progress on his knee injury, but the tie will come too soon for him, he'll be back on the 27 of September.

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