Juventus face Barcelona in UEFA Champions League and lots of eyes are on struggling Barca Man.

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo believes that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi issues have nothing to do with the sporting aspect of the game but believes that his struggles maybe related to the off-field controversy he was involved in last summer.

“[Messi] is at a special moment in his life, not in his career, because he had a problem this summer,”

“But during games he has always shown his value. More than a football [issue], he probably has a psychological problem, but I don’t want to go into it, as it has nothing to do with us.

“Messi is a phenomenon and he has shown it.” Pirlo told the press prior Juventus’ Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Pirlo has given the green light to go on the attack against their final Group game of the UEFA Champions League as both clubs have qualified for the knockout stages.

There will be plenty of eyes on the clash on the night and it will also be the first time that Messi will face Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch, since the Portugese superstar left Real Madrid in the summer of 2018.


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