Barca official Guillermo Amor explained pre-match that Messi was simply being rested before the weekend clash with LaLiga's second-placed side Valencia, and his absence did little to upset Barca's rhythm as they controlled the game for long spells in Turin, albeit without troubling Gianluigi Buffon too often. "Then we will see if we go into the market or not depending on our situation and the possibilities that we have [to bolster the squad]", the Barcelona boss said.
Dybala has made a strong start to the new season, scoring 14 goals in 18 games in all competitions, but the forward is not fazed by comparisons to compatriot Lionel Messi. "They lost the two finals but they reached them and that was a success", he said.
Massimiliano Allegri has to pick between Benedikt Höwedes, Medhi Benatia, Andrea Barzagli and Daniele Rugani to start for the Bianconeri on Wednesday. They will inevitably leave some gaps at the back, which will play in Barcelona's favour.
"Messi is the only player in the world who knows how to turn and pass the ball where nobody else can". Both, Barca and La Liga Presidents have confirmed the renewal. In truth it was hard to discern whether both sides' defences were performing at the top of their game, or whether the respective star studded forward lines were misfiring in this game.
But, despite benching Messi, Barcelona did enough to avoid a repeat of that fiasco.
One is the face of the Argentina football team and the other one, supposedly, is his heir in the making.
Ultimately this was a premeditated, disciplined defensive performance from Barcelona, which is not a style that is often associated with the Catalan club. Barcelona lead Group D by three points with two rounds to go, and Ernesto Valverde's side need only a draw to advance as group winners.Messi scored two goals to help Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Juventus, last season's finalists, at the Nou Camp in September.
Another man believed to be involved in the theft is now in Turkey, but authorities are attempting to extradite him to Germany. The objects were found by the administrator for a bankrupt auction house, which had valued the objects at $4.8 million.
The military's Africa Command said that the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The personnel are part of the effort to support African forces fighting al-Shabaab as well as the ISIS forces there.
But today, the table has turned and it's the Congress that is being accused of being "anti-poor", all thanks to one tweet. The party could do without this controversy just weeks before Modi's home state of Gujarat witnesses Assembly elections.
La semaine dernière, des inconnus ont volé la toile " Composition avec автопортретом", écrit le peintre en 1926. Un tableau de l'artiste italien, Giorgio de Chirico, a été volé dans un musée municipal de Béziers .
After $0.29 actual EPS reported by GP Strategies Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. Crow Point Partners Llc holds 4.68% of its portfolio in Shenandoah Telecommunications Company for 940,000 shares.
Critics questioned whether they would qualify from a tough group, but they have risen to the top with relative ease. Head coach Mauricio Pochettino said Kane's goal four minutes into the second half kick-started Spurs .
Jean-Louis Gasset arrive à St-Etienne en toute humilité, et dans le rôle qu'il adore, celui d'homme de l'ombre. Le club stéphanois a officialisé la nouvelle ce mercredi après-midi via un communiqué sur son site officiel.
L'incident a été examiné par une commission comprenant un ancien entraîneur, un ancien joueur et un ancien arbitre. Oumar Niasse (27 ans) est entré dans l'histoire de la Premier League d'une bien triste manière ce mercredi.
Manchester city clear Aguero fit for Saturday
There is a long, hard road ahead, with plenty of energetic challenges waiting to try and trip up Guardiola's thoroughbreds. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed John Stones, but hopes the defender is ready to continue improving.
Why a tipple on a night out on the tiles raises spirits
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You can buy a Boeing 747 online in China
The court had tried auctioning the jets offline six times since 2015, according to the news agency, but couldn't find any buyers. Taobao's court auction platform was launched in 2012, in order to sell property, industrial equipment and vehicles.
Westover Christmas Trees open for holiday season
With that heightened competition for tight supplies, Shadle said the best-quality trees will run as much as $80 each this year. Only a few states, such as North Carolina and OR , have larger farms that export trees to other states for retail sales.
Child death from IKEA dresser prompts reminder of recall
According to the CPSC, a child is injured every 30 minutes in the United States from a TV or piece of furniture tipping over. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.