FC Barcelona News: 13 September 2017; Barcelona Hammer Juventus as Champions League Begins

Barça 3-0 Juventus: Mamma mia! | FC Barcelona
The players made it very clear in the build-up to Tuesday night’s Champions League opener that it was not about revenge. There was no score to settle against the side that put them out of this competition last season. But beating La Vecchia Signora, and doing so in such convincing fashion, will have left an especially sweet taste in their mouths. And yet another stellar performance from Leo Messi makes that taste all the more delicious.

Valverde and his players ecstatic after impressive Champions League debut against Juventus | FC Barcelona
Positive vibes as Barça manager, plus Jordi Alba, Andrés Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Nelson Semedo, analyse a wonderful win at Camp Nou.

HIGHLIGHTS: Barça 3, Juventus 0 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have notched up their first victory in this season’s Champions League with Leo Messi once again the star man. The Argentine scored twice against Juventus, last season’s runners-up in the competition and the reigning Italian league champions, to help Barça to a 3-0 win.

Juve pessimistic on Iniesta exit | Football Espana
Andres Iniesta will not be leaving Barcelona next summer despite being out of contract according to the Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta. The 33-year-old’s Camp Nou deal expires in June 2018 and he has been linked with a move to the Italian champions next summer, although cold water appears to have been poured on those rumours.

Barca’s Ernesto Valverde thankful he doesn’t have to go against Lionel Messi | ESPN
Ernesto Valverde is thankful to finally be able to enjoy having Lionel Messi on his side after spending years suffering at the hands of Barcelona’s Argentine star. Messi scored twice on Tuesday as Barca began their Champions League campaign with an emphatic 3-0 win against last season’s runners-up, Juventus, who eliminated the Catalan side in the last eight on their way to the final.

Higuain in hot water for fans gesture? | Football Espana
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain could be slapped with a Champions League ban after making an offensive gesture toward Barcelona fans.The Argentine, formerly of Barca’s arch rivals Real Madrid, was replaced in the 87th minute of the Old Lady’s 3-0 loss in the Camp Nou on Tuesday night.

Nike presents dark maroon FC Barcelona third strip for 2017/18 season | FC Barcelona
Nike has presented the new FC Barcelona third strip for the 2017/18 season, and the maroon coloured design is on sale from Tuesday from NIKE.COM/FCB and official club distributors. The FC Barcelona first team will be wearing it for the first time next September 27 in their Champions League match against Sporting Lisbon.

U19: FC Barcelona 1-0 Juventus: Three points on European debut | FC Barcelona
The U19 team has got off to the perfect start in the 2017/18 Youth League by beating Juventus 1-0 at the Miniestadi. It was a tough game against a rock-solid Italian side, and the visiting defence wasn’t beaten until Carles Pérez converted a free kick ten minutes from the end.