Barcelona in yet Another Nightmare in Turin Needing Another Miracle
Juventus pulled off a shocking performance in a game against arch rivals Barcelona in Turin to see them lead the tie 3-0. Barcelona had previously beaten Juventus in the Champions League final.
After Barcelona shockingly knocked out PSG in the UEFA Champions League in what became one of the greatest comebacks of the tournament, many wrote off Juventus.
Juventus shock Spanish Giants Barcelona in Turin
Masimilliano Allegri and Bonnuci believed that they could get past the Catalans and emphasized that they had no fears for the Spanish giants.
In a thrilling game played out at the Olympic Stadium in Turin yesterday, the Old Lady relied on 23 year old Argentine international Paulo Dyabala who came out with 2 goals. The first goal was scored in the 7th minute and the second in 22nd minute.
Barcelona played their ever green tick tack football but came very short of causing any troubles for the legendary Italian shot stopper in Gigi Buffon. Andreas Iniesta came close after a sublime pass from Messi but the big Italian tapped it away for a corner.
Juventus sat back and let Barcelona play their game with very minimal penetration into the Old Lady defense. It was former Catalan Daniel Alves who caused so much headache for Andreas Iniesta and Neymar Jr in the left wing as he gave them no room to operate freely.
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After Giorgio Chiellini had scored the third goal of the night in Turin, Barcelona started to come to life but still the efforts all went begging as Chiellini and and Bonucci commanded the backline well.
The second leg of the tie will be played at the Camp Nou in weeks’ time and Barcelona will be looking for yet another miracle to come out from this huddle they have found themselves in.
Louis Enrique will be hoping that star players in Messi, Suarez and Neymar will be at top form to create yet another memorable comeback in their pursuit of Champions League glory.
Allegri will be hoping that his team display the same level of tactical discipline next Wednesday when they travel to Spain.
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Author: Moses Echodu
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