Can Barcelona now recover from 3-0 defeat against Juventus?
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 21:37
They will face each other for the first time on Tuesday when Juventus hosts Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
A brilliant brace from Paulo Dybala, plus another from Giorgio Chiellini gives the Bianconeri a massive advantage going to the Camp Nou next week. As well as Juventus played, with Max Allegri's careful tactical plan delivering optimum results, they were still fortunate to escape suffering at the hands of Messi's genius.
"When I signed the first contract [was my best moment at Juventus], because I knew I would have become part of this club".
For Barcelona fans, a 6-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain was nothing short of a godsend miracle - it was an utterly impossible task which they accomplished.
Paulo Dybala said his two-goal performance against Barcelona on Tuesday was the sort of night he had dreamed about since he used to play on the bumpy pitches of the Argentine second division as a slightly-built teenager.
"I 'm a dreamer, but also down-to-earth as well as a realist", Allegri included.
"I am very happy at Juventus, my contract renewal is very close and I want to make the most of what we are doing here", he said. Take a look at the gallery above to find out how we rated the players.
Speaking on BT Sport after the game, Ferdinand insisted "five or six" players in the Barcelona team are not of the required quality and that the team as a whole do not compare favourably to the sides which were so successful under Guardiola. Even with the presence of Lionel Messi, Barcelona couldn't do much in front of the roaring crowd. He allowed me enough time to understand and get to know this club better. "Juventus was superior to us in every way", Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said.
Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in July 2015 and scored 23 goals in 46 matches in all competitions in his first season as he helped them win a Serie A and Italian Cup double and reach the Champions League round of 16.