Barcelona coach Valverde: Juventus game a clash of styles

Paola Ditto
Novembre 22, 2017

However, the last time Barcelona played Juventus in Turin, things didn't quite go to plan.

The Argentine nearly singlehandedly took Juventus apart in the first leg and hasn't slowed down since.

"What I can say is that we're a very united group and determined to do well".

This season Juventus fell 3-0 in Barcelona and Valverde expects the Italian side to come out firing on all cylinders after their Serie A title defence took a knock with a 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria.

Two European giants in Juventus and Barcelona face-off at Juventus stadium.

Barca ran out 3-0 winners when the sides last met at the Nou Camp in September.

"They are not linked".

Ernesto Valverde's side jetted off to the Italian city ahead of Wednesday's Champions League tie against Juventus. I'd like to score one past Buffon, like in the Euro's final, and swap shirts with him to add to my collection. I'm sorry he won't play the World Cup.

"In these cases you always think of changing everything".

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Alba and Barcelona have the chance to clinch qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a win in Italy on Wednesday, before attention then turns to a top of the table clash against Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium this Sunday. Right now they have a greater balance than us.

"It will be a hard match against them and we need to qualify, but nothing has been decided yet".

They have done so without Neymar, who left in the summer for a record £198m move to PSG, although Alba believes Barcelona now have a playing style that suits both Lionel Messi and himself following the Brazilian's departure. If you focus on defending against one, you just create spaces for the others, so it's important to defend and work as a unit. "He is a hard player to stop".

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