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Barcelona coach Valverde hails 2-goal Messi: He makes things happen

Barcelona coach Valverde hails 2-goal Messi: He makes things happen”

Juventus host Olympiakos in Turin on Wednesday, Sept. 27, where the Serie A holders will look to earn their first points of the group stage in Europe's top club competition.

Juventus, who were missing five key players including defensive warrior Giorgio Chiellini, looked a shadow of the team that beat Barca 3-0 on aggregate last season and reached the Champions League final. "You'll see that at the end of the season the results will come". "It doesn't matter if he's on the wing or in the middle, he's always connected to the play". "We're coming off the back of a 5-0 win, but that's only a guarantee that you are able to play well, we can't forget that they are also in fine form".

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, despite acknowledging the threat of Messi, who scored his first goals against Gianluigi Buffon at the fourth time of asking, preferred to focus on his own team's shortcomings. Juventus found that out the hard way.

"Messi made the difference and (Paulo) Dybala did not". It was a good game against great opposition, which adds to the importance.

Last night, at an atmospheric Camp Nou, Barcelona produced a scintillating display to open their Champions League campaign with a win, a comfortable 3-0 win. "The club never came to me to say there was an offer on the table".

Since then Neymar has left Barcelona moved on to Paris Saint-Germain for £198million, replaced by Ousmane Dembele for £138million.

Leo Messi was again the hero in the Camp Nou as he scored a hat-trick in the Barcelona derby, with Barca's remaining goals scored by Gerard Pique and a fit-again Luis Suarez, reports Xinhua news agency.

Dybala was one of many names linked with Barca as Neymar's replacement before they splashed out on Dembele.

"I think you're exaggerating a bit", Pjanic said in a post-match interview that highlighted the squad's struggles. In fact, their defense is playing at a world-class level, and hasn't conceded a goal through three La Liga matches.

"What might happen in the future I don't know, but I am very happy at Juventus".



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