Juventus vs Barcelona as it happened: Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini put Italian champions in control of tie

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Relive all of the action from the Juventus Stadium

Paulo Dybala scored two superb first-half goals as Juventus took complete control of their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.

It took Dybala just seven minutes to open the scoring, curling home a low shot from the edge of the six-yard box.

He then doubled the Italian champion's advantage when he struck again, angling a first-time shot beyond Marc-André ter Stegen from outside the penalty area.

Barcelona pushed in search of an away goal but conceded again in the second-half, as Giorgio Chiellini climbed above Javier Mascherano at a corner to head home.

Relive all the action below.

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Who will come out on top in this first leg?

Team news

Juventus: Buffon, Dani Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic, Higuain.
Substitutes: Neto, Marchisio, Barzagli, Lemina, Asamoah, Lichtsteiner, Rincon. 
 
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, S.Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Mathieu, Mascherano, Iniesta, Rakitic, Neymar, Suarez, Messi.
Substitutes: Cillessen, Denis Suarez, Alcacer, Jordi Alba, Digne, 
Andre Gomes, Alena.
 
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland) 
Team news is in, ladies and gentlemen, and Luis Enrique has opted for a back three once again.
 
Jeremy Mathieu starts alongside Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti at the back, while Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez all start in attack.
 
Dani Alves is at right-back for Juventus against his former club.
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Juventus vs Barcelona, the first leg of the two sides' blockbuster Champions League quarter-final.
 
Luis Enrique's side travel to Turin having reached the last eight of this year's competition on the back of that stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain last month.
 
Juventus, meanwhile, comfortably negotiated their way past Porto to make it this far. This repeat of 2015's final, which Barcelona won 3-1, is likely to be lively.
 
Stay tuned for build-up, team news and more...
Neymar starts this evening although it has been confirmed that he will miss this month's El Clasico, having been handed a three-game suspension for sarcastically applauding an assistant referee in Barcelona's loss to Malaga.
 
More info:
 
Some breaking news from Dortmund, where there appears to have been an explosion involving the Dortmund team bus.
 

Borussia Dortmund have announced one person was injured in the incident, involving their team bus ahead of the Champions League match against Monaco.

The German club are due to play the French giants in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.

The German newspaper Bild report that the game is to be cancelled, although that is yet to be confirmed at this stage.

It appears the player involved in that incident was Marc Bartra, who has now been taking to hospital. 
 
 
We'll keep you abreast of that developing story in this blog, while focusing on the build-up to Juventus vs Barcelona.
The Juventus Stadium is beginning to fill up with less than half an hour until kick-off...
 
 
 
Some more breaking news from Dortmund: The match between the two teams has been postponed until tomorrow evening. It will kick off at 5.45pm UK time.
 
More information: 
 
The player involved in that incident, Marc Bartra, was of course a Barcelona player until last summer, when he joined Borussia Dortmund for €8 million.
 
 
Ahead of kick-off the club have tweeted:
 
The players have appeared in the tunnel at the Juventus Stadium. Kick-off is only moments away.
And kick-off!
1 min: Juventus with the early pressure and Khedira has an early attempt, which fizzes wide. 
3 mins: A good early chance for Juventus, as Iniesta cynically trips up Dybala as he's about to burst through on goal. 
 
Pjanic swings the ball in where Higuain is lurking unmarked in the box! It's a fine opportunity but the striker heads the ball directly into the midriff of Ter Stegen, who smothers it at the second time of asking. 
5 mins: Barcelona are struggling to just get out of their own half at the moment. Juventus are pressing very high up the pitch and are refusing to let the opposition move the ball around their defence at a leisurely pace, as they are of course wont to doing. 
7 mins: Great stuff. Mathieu absolutely clears out Cuadrado deep into Juventus' half and then has the audacity to mimic a dive when the referee whistles him. Cheeky. 
 
GOAL! Juventus 1 Barcelona 0 (Dybala '6)
 
What a goal from the little Argentinian! Dybala gives the hosts a lead with a fantastic finish from the edge of the six-yard box.
9 mins: It really was a sumptuous finish. Cuadrado wriggled past his man with the ball and offloaded it to Dybala, who was lurking on the edge of the six-yard box with Barcelona's defence dropped deep. 
 
The Argentine didn't even bother to look up upon receiving the ball: instead immediately curling it around Ter Stegen with his left-foot and into the top corner of the goal. A fine finish, albeit made possible by some really poor defending. 

What time does it start?

The match will kick off at 7.45pm on Tuesday 11 April.

Where can I watch it?

It will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7.00pm.

Highlights will be shown on ITV on Wednesday 12 April at 11.15pm.

Prediction

 

Previous meetings

Juventus 1 Barcelona 3
Champions League final, June 2015

Barcelona 1 Juventus 2
Champions League, April 2003

Juventus 1 Barcelona 1
Champions League, April 2003

Form

Juventus: WWDLW

Barcelona: LWWWL

Odds

Provided by 888.com

Juventus: 33/20

Barcelona: 7/4

Draw: 47/20

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