Barcelona and Juventus will go head to head in another glamour pre-season friendly in the United States on Tuesday night (early hours of Wednesday morning in Europe).

The two sides have already been in action stateside so far this summer, with Barcelona edging a Clasico against Real Madrid thanks to a single Raphinha goal and Juventus successfully seeing off Mexican club Chivas Guadalajara. Both games were played in Las Vegas.

Franck Kessie is pushing for a start after featuring off the bench against Real Madrid, while it will be interesting to see where Frenkie de Jong plays given he was used in defence for that one.

Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay may hope to be involved from the start but could find it tough ousting Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Ansu Fati.

(4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Kessie, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembele

Paul Pogba has suffered a knee injury and is potentially facing surgery depending on the outcome of an appointment with a specialist.

Leonardo Bonucci and Dusan Vlahovic didn’t feature against Chivas and would expect to play here. There could also be a start for summer signing Gleison Bremer.

(4-3-3): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Bremer, Sandro; McKennie, Locatelli, Zakaria, Di Maria; Da Graca, Vlahovic

Barcelona are in better shape than Juventus by virtue of having more pre-season games under their belt so far. They should be slightly sharper here and have arguably a more vibrant set of attacking players, even if financial problems at the club behind the scenes persist.

Prediction: Barcelona 3-1 Juventus

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