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Barcelona’s imperial performance in Turin

It was a wonderful night in Turin for Barcelona as the Catalans recorded a 2-0 victory over Juventus. Ronald Koeman can be happy with the performance but now, their gaze turns back to LaLiga. The papers, however, are still basking in the triumph.

Imperial‘ is the word SPORT used to label Barcelona’s win in Turino, immediately suggesting that the Blaugranas dominated the proceedings and fully deserved to win in Italy. That aside, this was indeed a historic victory for the Azulgranas.

Difficult though it may be to believe, this was Barcelona’s first ever win over Juventus away from home despite the teams having met on numerous occasions before, such as the Champions League final, but this is their first away triumph in Turin. Truly a historic achievement for Barcelona.

The papers also capitalised on the victory to emblazon the message to everyone else in Europe that Barcelona really do mean business and that Koeman is slowly marshalling his troops in position to compete seriously for silverware.

Mundo Deportivo also chose to go with a similar title, extolling a brilliant game in Turin, titling it ‘Turinazo‘.

Goals from Ousmane Dembélé and Lionel Messi notched the victory for the visitors while Pedri also had a brilliant game, even garnering the Man of the Match award.

The only bad news for the night was Ronald Araújo having to leave the pitch with an injury, forcing Barcelona to play Frenkie de Jong in the centre-back position instead.

That aside, Juventus were unfortunate to have three goals disallowed as Álvaro Morata was caught offside repeatedly. An unlucky night for him for sure but a great one for the Catalans.

Next on the agenda is the LaLiga.