Luis Enrique won the treble in his first season as Barca boss, claiming La Liga, the Copa del Rey and then the Champions League in Berlin with a 3-1 win over Juventus. But his recent activities has left a lot of football critics saying that this is definitely not the same coach that took over the team two years ago.
For this match, Luiz Enrique selected the 3-4-3 formation which served him so well in the match against PSG. He also featured Jeremy Mathieu in defence.
Paulo Dybala scored the first goal with an assist from Juan Cuadrado after seven minutes. Dybala scored the second goal before the half time after the Barcelona defence failed to prevent the danger. the third goa came from Giorgio Chiellini header in the early minutes of the second half.
There was little impact on the side of Barca as Suarez failed to convert the opportunities created for him by Messi.
All eyes are on Messi, Suarez and Neymar, who are regarded as the saviours of the team, to save Barca in the second leg. The Catalans are hopeful for the second leg but Juventus will not fold as PSG did at Camp Nou last month.