Spanish giants Barcelona have lost top spot to Juventus at the end of Group G campaign in the Champions League this season after they were beaten at home by the Italians in their final group game at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night. Barcelona came into the matchday six clash at home to Juve with the only perfect record in the competition and the Spaniards needed at least a 2-0 loss or better to lose their place as the top team in the group.

Barcelona had a three-point lead over Juventus in second place ahead of their meeting in Catalonia. In the end, the Spanish team managed to lose its place at the top of Group G to Juventus after they were beaten 3-0 by their visitors with Cristiano Ronaldo getting a brace via two penalties in addition to a Weston McKennie strike. Juve scored two goals in seven minutes to take a 2-0 lead inside the first 20 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal of the game on 13 minutes from the penalty spot after he was fouled by young Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo. American international Weston McKennie made it two goals in the last two games for Juventus with the second goal for the Italians on 20 minutes off an assist from the impressive Juan Cuadrado. Juventus sealed the three goals and the three points at the start of the second half after Barcelona centre back Christian Lenglet was penalised for handball in the box. Ronaldo stepped up to score the resulting penalty.
Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi was the brightest spark for the home team and Juve had goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon to thank for denying the Argentine international. Ronaldo scored again on his return to the Nou Camp. The Portuguese now has 14 goals in 13 games at the Stadium.