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Allegri: We gave Messi too much space

Allegri: We gave Messi too much space

Tonight could have been a tricky tie against Juve to open the Group Stages but they came through with a 3-0 win with Messi scoring twice and Rakitic getting the other.

And Valverde was full of praise for Barca's star man following the rout of the Italian champions.

Things may have been different had his international teammate Dybala not squandered Juve's clearest chance of the night moments after the restart, blazing the ball over the crossbar when he should have at least hit the target after Gerard Pique's interception had fallen kindly for him.

Asked about Messi, Suarez told post-match reporters after Saturday's 5-0 win: "It's a privilege to play with the best player in the world". "I feel we're lucky to see him perform in this era", the former Manchester United and England defender said.

Lionel Messi had never scored against Gianluigi Buffon during his illustrious career before Tuesday's fixture, but the five time Ballon d'Or winner smashed his second of the game past the legendary goalkeeper in the 69th minute to wrap the match up for the La Liga side. The anger of public and logic frustration resulted also in an ugly gesture of ram to fans in favour of barcelona.

"The vote of no confidence is something that a member is trying to get off the ground", added Bartomeu.

"We played well with the ball and we were also patient in the moment of winning the ball and creating chances".

"In football every season is different from the last", said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. It is the little tough for the Barcelona to face Juventus. Check the complete schedule of this week Champions League matches here. In a rematch from last season's Semi-Final, Barcelona will welcome Champions League Finalists Juventus to the Camp Nou.

Massimiliano's men were unstoppable, and Barcelona had no answer to the resolute organisation of the Serie A champions. "It's to Ernesto Valverde's credit". He well placed shot found the bottom corner after a lovely one-two with Luis Suarez.