The Argentine forward was the figure of the triumph of Barcelona against Juventus on Wednesday for the Champions League
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Lionel Messi had an outstanding performance this week in the duel in which Barcelona they won 2-0 against Juventus in Turin in the framework of the second day of Group G of the Champions League . The captain of the Barça team was very participative in attack, without a fixed position, and was key on the scoreboard, as he gave an assist and scored the final goal.
This Thursday the statements of former Italian coach Fabio Capello had a great impact, who in his analysis of the match praised La Pulga and was surprised by the high level he showed on the field of play, after what had been some weak presentations both his and Ronald Koeman's team , who came nothing less than falling 3 to 1 in the classic against Real Madrid .
“I saw a super-dynamic and aggressive Barça, in addition to the known quality,” said the former technical director who won the Champions League with Milan in the 1993/94 season. In his role as a commentator for the Sky Sports network , he added : “ With a Messi who I have never seen run so much.”
This analysis coincides with what Koeman mentioned on several occasions and even after the game, when at a press conference, he noted: “My relationship with Leo has never been complicated. We have spoken clearly in the meeting we have had. I think he has done everything for us to win the games and the jobs. The only thing I have told him after the game is that the games must be sentenced before. We have created, it is part of our offensive game and with him we always create many opportunities ”. The Dutchman always said that the captain is committed to his project.
Messi has two goals, both from penalties, in the current Champions League (Reuters)
Obviously, this commitment causes Messi to be better predisposed in offensive and defensive tasks on the field of play and that is why he is seen running more, as Capello appreciated, who led Real Madrid, Juventus, Milan and the English team , among other great teams.
On the other hand, the Italian was very critical of the play of Andrea Pirlo's team : “Juventus did not look for Chiesa, despite the fact that he was often free. All the plays have been concentrated on Dybala's band. In addition, he has not known how to open the game, offering Bará the opportunity to quickly recover the ball “, and insisted:” He suffered a lot and was lucky that the final result was only 0-2, despite the fact that the two goals conceded were unfair, especially the first one, which was a detour ”.
Messi alternated positions in attack in a great game for the Barça team. In the first half he was very active and after some starts that did not end in the best way, he made a change of front of first at the foot of Ousmane Dembélé who with a free field to walk on the right established the 1 to 0.
From there, the Ten let go and began to trust his teammates more, especially thanks to the help that Miralem Pjanic and Pedri gave him in the elaboration that allowed him to focus only on the imbalance. So it was that he found good partnerships with Jordi Alba, his favorite partner, and with Antoine Griezmann , who even gave him back a perfect wall in the area, but La Pulga defined poorly. He also searched several times for the scorer of the first goal, but the former Borussia Dortmund was too vague in his resolutions.
Koeman maintains that Messi is invested with his project (Reuters)
Already in the complement, he was located as a false 9 on several occasions and that despaired the Juventus centrals who could not find him anywhere. With this panorama, despite receiving from behind on several occasions, he had no complications to turn and face, although many times he chose to attend, before finishing.
At the end there was time for him to score his goal, from a penalty, after a foul from Danilo to Ansu Fati , who had entered minutes before. It is his second cry this season, after the other against Ferencvarosi at the Camp Nou , also by the same route.
After their great performance, Barcelona posted a challenging message on their Twitter account: “We are glad you were able to see the best of all time in their field, Juventus.” The answer was immediate and the Serie A champion issued a message with CR7 as the hidden protagonist: “You probably looked it up in the wrong dictionary. We bring you the right one to the Camp Nou ” , implying that the true GOAT ( greatest of all times ) is Cristiano, who will surely say present in the rematch between the teams that make up Group G that also make up Dinamo Kiev of Ukraine and Ferencvarosi of Hungary.