On Wednesday, Juventus travels to the Camp Nou with a huge advantage after last week’s first leg.
If Messi scores twice against Juventus, he will reach his 500th goal in official matches with Barcelona.
In March, Barcelona made a historical comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, after a 0-4 defeat at the Parc des Princes with a 6-1 victory at home here, reports Efe.
In overtime, Real Madrid controlled the pace and managed to find a goal in the 105th minute, this time a controversial one as he was offside when the ball was out of Sergio Ramos’ foot.
“We were fully aware that Barcelona are also very strong, but we knew that we could defend well if all the players were sacrificing together, playing as a unit, and so we did”.
“We will fight until the end. If they score, we’ll need 5”, Enrique said during his Tuesday’s press conference. He added, perhaps only half jokingly, “we will risk it all, even up to fielding eight forwards”.
“We must take charge of the game”, Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said.
“It was a performance of great unity and solidity”.
He has won seven Serie A crowns with Juventus, the UEFA Cup with Parma and the 2006 World Cup with Italy, but when asked what it would mean for him to lift Europe’s top club trophy, he replied: “It’s a wonderful challenge for me every year”.
The Classico presents another dilemma for Luis Enrique as Sunday’s game in the Bernabeu will nearly certainly decide the winners of the Spanish league title, Barcelona have to give everything on Wednesday. The visitors were handed a big injury boost with Dybala passed fit to play after hurting his ankle in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Pescara.
Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, believes concentration must be the watchword for his team. Mark chose to take Higuain in the first half, slightly marred match the damage that obtained Diba, but like the Argentine has recovered and flew to Barcelona with the team.
Marco Reus is back from injury and the Germany winger will give Dortmund a substantial boost. Barca is a sizable soccer betting favourite at Sports Interaction to win Wednesday’s match on the home pitch, but simply winning won’t be enough. “Juventus invoke fear now in others and we’ve proved ourselves, so our objective is to play the final in Cardiff”.
The good news for Monaco is that Radamel Falcao looks like his old self again.