Enrique believes in another Nou Camp miracle

Ross Houston
April 19, 2017

Barcelona will need Messi on this form if they are to produce another miracle Champions League fightback against Juventus on Wednesday from a 3-0 first leg defeat suffered in midweek.

Future Barca coach Bobby Robson's Ipswich side looked to have this last 16 tie in the bag with a famous 3-0 first leg success at Portman Road.

Higuain has accepted that it will be hard for his side to keep out Barcelona's attack, but the Argentine worldwide is confident that the Italian champions can hurt the hosts down the other end of the field.

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

Juventus boss Allegri held a pre-match press conference on Tuesday evening ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash against Barcelona.


"We need to score fewer goals", said an optimistic Enrique.

Diego Simeone's side are through to the semi-finals for the third time in four seasons alongside city rivals Real Madrid, who beat them after extra-time and penalties respectively in the 2014 and 2016 finals and triumphed in a 2015 quarter-final. "We'll be looking to create opportunities to score and we're certain we have what it takes to reach the next round".

In an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport, former Chelsea coach Gianluca Vialli said the key to stifling Barcelona for Juventus will be to contain the atmosphere at Camp Nou.

"The Juventus game and El Clasico are closely linked".

Dortmund bounced back with a 3-1 Bundesliga win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. As another good omen for Barca, they also beat Juventus on route to the final that year.


And since the Champions League's inception, Juventus have never lost in the knockout stages by a scoreline that Barcelona require to steal the tie. I don't think Barcelona have solved their defensive woes in one week.

"We have seen that Barca can score three goals in three minutes so we will stay together until the 95th minute". We have to show the same maturity one more time to get through. Samuel Umtiti scored and own-goal and the Barcelona defense allowed an avoidable goal right after Lionel Messi's second goal just before half-time.

Barcelona need to come from the blocks quickly to stand a possibility of overturning the 3-0 aggregate shortage, and are being backed by Wager 365 with chances of 8/15 to at least triumph against Juve on the nighttime.

They have the psychological boost from their surprise three nil win over Paris Saint Germain in the first leg in Turin.


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