A goal from Ousmane Dembele in the first-half and a late Lionel Messi penalty were enough to see Barca to all three points
It sounds ambitious at the best of times but Pirlo has taken on the challenge amid a fixture pileup, plus the COVID-19 pandemic that has deprived him of the services of Cristiano Ronaldo for their last four games. There have already been some examples of what Pirlo is trying to do. In last Sunday's match against Verona, central defender Leonardo Bonucci began popping up in midfield when Juve had possession while midfielder Adrien Rabiot dropped back into defence.
Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 13.