What channel is Juventus v Barcelona on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Juventus take on Barcelona in the Champions league live on BT Sport this week as Cristiano Ronaldo is reunited with Lionel Messi.

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When it comes to Champions League fixtures, they don’t get much bigger, any more historical, than Juventus v Barcelona, even without the domineering sub-plot: Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi.

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A total of 22 men will take to the field, but millions of eyes around the world will be fixed on just two of them: the Portuguese machine and the Argentine wizard.

Ronaldo, engineered to the pinnacle of pace, power and precision, will face Messi, the most naturally gifted footballer the world has ever seen, for the first time since his move to Serie A.

The pair last met in 2018 during an El Clasico showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Fans will hope to be treated to a masterclass from both megastars in what could be the penultimate showdown between the pair, with a reverse fixture at the Nou Camp still to savour.

RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch Juventus v Barcelona on TV and online.

When is Juventus v Barcelona on TV?

Juventus v Barcelona will take place on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

Check out our Champions League fixtures and live football on TV guides for the latest times and information.

What time is kick-off?

Juventus v Barcelona will kick off at 8pm.

There are numerous Champions League games taking place this week including Liverpool v Midtjylland.

What TV channel is Juventus v Barcelona on?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 3 from 8pm.

There are multiple ways to get BT Sport. If you already have BT Broadband, you can add BT TV and Sport to your existing contract from just £15 per month. You can add the ‘Big Sport’ package for £40 per month which includes all BT Sport and 11 Sky Sports channels via a NOW TV pass.

How to live stream Juventus v Barcelona online

You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.

Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Juventus v Barcelona team news

Juventus: For all the chat about Ronaldo v Messi, there’s some potentially shattering news: Ronaldo has been self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 and must produce a negative test 24 hours before the game or he will be ruled out of the match.

He finds out today whether he will be able to play, and we’ll update this info as soon as we hear confirmation either way.

Matthijs de Ligt remains out, so too are defensive stars Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Sandro.

Barcelona: Gerard Pique is suspended and Samuel Umtiti is also out, meaning Barca are short at the back.

Philippe Coutinho is reportedly out of the match with a muscle problem, meaning Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele are fighting for a recall to the starting XI.

Our prediction: Juventus v Barcelona

Neither side looks particularly formidable on paper ahead of this one, mere shadows of their XIs of years gone.

Juventus have won just one of their last five, Barca have won just one of their last four, but something has to give in this encounter.

Don’t expect elite class football from either side, but expect a more tense, exciting affair for that very reason.

The star quality of Ronaldo and Messi could very easily swing the match in favour of their side, particularly given the defensive issues faced by both teams. Who will blink first?

Our prediction: Juventus 2-2 Barcelona

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