Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde admits leaving Lionel Messi on the bench for Juventus draw was 'difficult'
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted starting with Lionel Messi on the bench against Juventus was a tough decision.
Argentina superstar Messi was a surprise omission from the starting line-up in Turin with Barcelona still needing a point to secure their passage into the last 16.
Ultimately Valverde was vindicated as Barcelona secured a 0-0 draw to ensure they will top the group. However, he was grateful to a late save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen which denied Paulo Dybala a winner.
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