'Luckily I play with Messi in the national team and it is a great pleasure to learn many things from him.
And Dybala showed his qualities when he came off the bench to score in Juve's 3-0 win over Chievo, making it five goals in three Serie A games this season.
"We did not receive any direct offer from Barcelona for Dybala, but above all we had absolutely no intention of selling him and were certain he'd wear the Juventus jersey", Marotta told Mediaset Premium.
Madrid, the defending European and Spanish champion, was considered the early favorite after keeping its top players from a season ago and routing Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup.
Ernesto Valverde is thankful to finally be able to enjoy having Lionel Messi on his side after spending years suffering at the hands of Barcelona's Argentine star. At one point he was given a yellow for mock-waving a card at the referee, and in asking for Miralem Pjanic to be booked, he earned a booking himself.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, despite acknowledging the threat of Messi, who scored his first goals against Gianluigi Buffon at the fourth time of asking, preferred to focus on his own team's shortcomings. The Karaiskakis Stadium outfit have caused upsets against some of the biggest clubs across Europe and will be hoping to do so against FC Barcelona, when they do lock horns. Mikael Lustig's 83rd-minute own goal and Cavani's angled header two minutes later heaped more misery on the Scottish champions.
Alex Sandro was suffering from flu over the weekend and is doubtful. It doesn't mean much now, but it's good to be ahead.
He added to TV3: "With Luis Enrique, the way he had to manage it was shared".
Barcelona vs Juventus in Group D of the Champions League at 2:45pm on FS1.
"They have lost Bonucci but they remain a very strong, good team", said Valverde on Monday.
"The coach always wants what is best for the club. He has just arrived, he is young, and he has a long career in front of him".
"He shows is in every game, that is why he is the best".
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