Barcelona, though, are dealing with many more injury woes all across the pitch - Sergi Roberto, Javier Mascherano, Ousmane Dembele, Rafinha, Arda Turan, and Andre Gomes are all expected to remain out of the squad for this match. But that's not the only reason: they still have chance to claim first place in the group ahead of Barcelona, while a win here could also ensure their qualification ahead of Sporting Lisbon.
Additionally, we should note that Barcelona want to keep their winning sequence going.
"We respect Juventus, Roma and all of Italian football". It is an obligation. "Now we have to win the next game and not wait to see what Barcelona do", La Joya told Mediaset Premium. But fans are anxious as there has been no official contact signing yet.
"I don't know if I'll be at Juventus for life and I can't even say that this will not be my past year in Turin", he admitted to France Football.
The Argentina worldwide is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal despite the club announcing in July an agreement for the five-time Ballon d'Or victor to remain at the Nou Camp until 2021.
However, other sources suggest that Messi will eventually be free to negotiate a move away from Barcelona from January with his contract set to expire at the end the season.
Overall, Messi has scored 16 goals in 18 matches this season, and has played the full 90 in every match, barring the October 24 Copa del Rey match against Real Murcia for which he was suspended.
"It'll certainly be a very hard month, we are going to a passionate atmosphere at Olympiacos, but we are Juventus and must go to win in every stadium". "He is with us and that's what we care about", Valverde added. What happened in the past belongs to the past and we've only eyes for the future right now'. "That was a knockout round and the circumstances are different now, but we do know Juve start very strong and we must be ready for that initial assault", said Valverde, who replaced Luis Enrique last May.