UEFA Champions League: Juve to host Barca at Allianz Stadium tonight

Barcelona would like to bank upon their last trip to Turin when they face Juventus in the Champions League, says Ivan Rakitic.

Barca lost 3-0 to Juventus in the quarter-final first leg last season, the return leg in Spain ending in a goalless draw.

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If they win Ernesto Valverde’s side will finish top of Group D with one game to spare.

“We want to show that we learnt our lesson from the last time that we played here,” said midfielder Rakitic.

“We’ll see whether we’ve improved from last season.

“What I can say is that we’re a very united group and determined to do well. What happened in the past belongs to the past and we’ve only eyes for the future right now.”

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Second-placed Juventus trail La Liga leaders Barca by three points in the group.

Last season’s runners-up rested goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Andrea Barzagli in their defeat at Sampdoria on Sunday.


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