Barca need five to beat Juve - Luis Enrique

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 19, 2017

Mark made a decision to take Higuain in the first half, slightly marred match the damage that obtained Diba, but like the Argentine has recovered and flew to Barcelona with the team. "It's a weird feeling being back, this is the first chance I have had to do it", said the 33-year-old, who won the competition three times with Barca.

"We need to intimidate a team like Juventus to the maximum".

The scenario in this match can be only one - from the first minute "Barcelona" have to go on the attack and try to score as quickly as possible. That will be one of the most-coveted jobs in the world, regardless of sport.

Barcelona find themselves in the same situation on Wednesday, but this time against Juventus' nearly impermeable defence.

FC Barcelona are in need of a miracle tomorrow, as they welcome Juventus FC to the Camp Nou for the second-leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final showdown. In 2013, Allegri's Milan side won the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie 2-0. The Colombia striker has scored 18 goals in 24 league games, the best tally for a Monaco player in the top flight since Shabani Nonda scored 26 in 2002-03.

Appearing at a pre-match press conference alongside coach Massimiliano Allegri on Tuesday evening, the Brazilian said: "I'm happy to be at the Camp Nou". If we keep our cool and play our very own game, we'll be OK. It's now the longest run in the competition and two short of the record held by Bayern Munich (16). That rout included three goals after 87 minutes were up. Juventus have not lost by three clear goals since January 2011, and they haven't lost by the four-goal margin that would send the Blaugrana through in regular time since 2004 when they visited Roma and were promptly put to the sword by the tandem of Francesco Totti and Antonio Cassano. Of course not. Their away form this season has been strong, but they have often been left wanting on their travels to Italy's toughest venues. With the exception of Marko Pjaca, who has been ruled out until next season with a cruciate ligament injury, Juventus have a clean bill of health. In that period, no other Italian club has reached the Last 8 of the competition. Vialli recalled an occasion while at Chelsea that saw his side lose control of a second leg time thanks to an atmosphere that was "on fire". However, even the great defensive midfielder seems incapable of helping the side produce better defensive performances this season and Real Sociedad exposed those weaknesses with remarkable ease over the weekend.

Juve have conceded just two goals in their nine Champions League outings so far this season. Sevilla's Nico Pareja was the last player to find the Turin nets, back in November.

Massimiliano Allegri is determined Juventus can not afford to relax and defend against Barcelona, encouraging his team to head out and fight for the triumph.

Gonzalo Higuain has scored only two goals in 23 Champions League knockout games.

Barcelona will get Sergio Busquets back after he was suspended from the first leg.

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