Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback

Rufina Vignone
Aprile 20, 2017

The Spanish side will however draw on their experience in the previous round when they produced the best comeback in the history of the competition to advance to the last eight.

"We have nothing to lose after all". We are free from pressure.

With the result, Juve is back in the Champions League semis after making it in 2015 where it lost in the final to Barca. We know we can score three goals in three minutes so we have to be all together until the 95th minute. We're totally convinced of what it is we need to do.

As for the visitors, the Old Lady loved a straightforward group effort in Europe, picking up 14 points from a possible 18, while defeating FC Porto comfortably on both legs in the last-16.

Juventus would believe that the job is at least half done having conceded just two goals in nine UEFA Champions League matches this season. 3-0 will take it to extra-time, 4-0 would be flawless, but just one Juve goal would leave Barca needing five.

He said fans shouldn't leave in the 80th minute because they could miss another historic comeback.

Lippi took Juve to four Champions League finals across two hugely successful spells at the club, although its triumph against Ajax in 1996 was the only time it lifted the trophy.

But the coach offered reasons to be cheerful, among them the return after suspension of Sergio Busquets, whom he described as "a fundamental piece" in the side, and the news that Javier Mascherano has trained.

Last time "Juventus" left the field without a goal scored in mid-October, giving away "Milan" (0: 1), then the team scored in 34 straight games.

"We did very well defensively, less so in attack where we failed to make the most of very promising counter-attacks".

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini won his latest battle with Suarez in the first leg after the Uruguayan famously bit the Italian at the 2014 World Cup. "It's complicated, but if we can get close and create uncertainty in our opponents, the team will have a chance".

"I wish them the best going forward because I think they can win the tournament this season".

"It will be a tough match, but I know that if we play to win, we can cause Barcelona plenty of trouble again".

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