5 reasons why Barcelona lost against Juventus

Barcelona Juventus

 

Barcelona vs. Juventus has been an absolute cracker of a fixture. It was a match between Barca’s attack and Juve’s defense. With MSN at the top for Barca, they were heavily touted to win the match. But the Italian side did manage to turn things around and hit the Catalonian’s an almost knockout punch. In the first leg, Juventus destroyed Barcelona, winning the home leg 3-0.

Barca fans were expecting a similar comeback that Barcelona pulled off in the preceding knockout stage against PSG. The stage was set for comeback leg at Camp Nou, there was a flood of fans in the stadium. But all they witnessed was Juventus’s strong defense, which couldn’t be penetrated. The home leg for

Barca, also, didn’t do any wonders for them and the match was drawn are nil-nil. Juventus proceeded to the next round of semi-final on the aggregate score of 3-0.

Here are 5 reasons why Barcelona couldn’t win against Juventus

1. Luis Enrique’s experiments this season

Barcelona
Source: 365dm.com

The Catalonian’s are famous for their tiki-taka style of play but this season they have rather tried to lose their identity and have not hesitated to play long balls. Enrique also has made them play with 3 man defense which has produced mixed results. They didn’t quite look like the side they used to be in the 2015-16 season and were always playing the chasing game against the Italian club. They didn’t look confident and the first half disaster at Turin haunted them out of the Champions League.

 

2. Mid-field worries

Mid field worries barcelona

 

Although the Catalonian’s are placed second in the La-Liga points table, their mid-field hasn’t been in best of their form lately. Iniesta, who is the main stay in the mid-field, hardly had any effective influence this season. Busquets is a player who gets the ball for Barca in the mid-field and has them helped them through the years to maintain possession. He wasn’t available for the home leg. With the old lady’s being typically defensive side, this kind of form wasn’t sufficient to break the wall. There weren’t enough dangerous balls being put forward for MSN to work. Although they had good possession, they couldn’t convert it into anything dangerous.

3. Ignored Juve’s attacking abilities

Italy Soccer champion Kuma
Source: indianexpress.com

 

Barcelona had an unforgettable first half in Turin. It was truly a master class performance given by the old lady in every sense. It looked like Barcelona came with a mindset just to attack and left huge holes in the defense. They have been known to have leakages in their defense but not have ignored the excellent form of Argentinean Dybala. The Messi team-mate for Argentina destroyed the Catalonians defense and scored a scintillating brace.

4. Depend too much on Messi

Messi

Messi is a special player, who can change the complexion of any match. He has been in top form this season as he usually is and helped Barca in their dire times to victory. Such an amazing player too can have a bad day and when that happened, the Catalonians have looked helpless. This was the case again in the home leg against the lady. Messi had only 1 shot on goal and didn’t have a good game, which was reflected in Barca’s performance.

5. Catalonians away form and Old lady’s home form

Celebrations
Source: espn.com

The men in black and white are going on an undefeated streak at home this season. From the starting of the season, they have been the team to be defeated. They carried the same form against Barcelona and thrashed them at home. On the other hand, the Catalonians haven’t performed exceedingly well this season in the away games. They continued their tendency to lose points and important matches away from home.

Luis Enrique is leaving the Catalonians at the end of this season. He has managed to win the treble with in the 2014-15 season. He would have wanted to end his contract with Barca on a high with the Champions League trophy. Nevertheless, they still have the league to concentrate on and also the King’s cup. They are scheduled to play final of King’s cup later this month.

Tags: FC Barcelona , Soccer , Lionel Messi , Champions League , Spain Portugal

Latest Articles


  Lenses are one of the best human inventions ever. Any transparent piece of material can be called a simple lens. The magic of illusion is done by combining a lot of simple…

  Everything that begins has an end and the best proof is life. Most of the things in nature cannot be reversed and the best example is aging. But nothing is impossible and let’s…

  Smartphones are the daily drivers of our lives. But sometimes they may feel overwhelming us with all the apps and notifications. Sometimes, we feel like to have a break by…

  Apple watches are on the widely used smart wearables in the world. Even though it may price a little bit higher, the device is known for its accurate tracking and fitness…

  Liverpool has a rich history in the Premier League. They have won quite a handful of titles and were invincible in their prime time. However, in the recent years, things haven’…

  Modric has been pivotal for Real Madrid over the years. He has been the backbone of the Real team, in the recent past. He has been the main part of the Zidane’s plan at Real…

  Google always gets involved with new technologies. It plays a lot with them in the labs from crazy glasses to internet providing balloons. The tech company like the others is…

Playing games in one of the biggest hobbies of people. Doing what you want in the Virtual world has more fans than you expect. Multiplayer takes the fun a bit higher as you can…

  Be it the lack of good employment or the zeal for creating employment, startups is in huge trend at present times. The word startup itself draws the attention of the present…

  BlackBerry. The name reminds us of fancy devices used by business people for increased productivity and efficiency. Aimed at the top-tier, BlackBerry devices focus more on…

  IPL, since, its inauguration has been a blessing to many players. It has been a tournament where teams have been to engineer the correct combination of their team with domestic…

  Have you ever wondered what earth will look like from space? Have you ever thought of playing god by seeing all the earth’s beauty? Then you are in the right time at right…

  BJP has created a history by winning Uttar Pradesh (U.P) elections in 2017, with massive 325 seats out of 403 seats. This is really a massive victory by BJP under the…

  It's official. The change or at least the inception of the change is happening now. The ambitious project of India to go all-electric by 2030 witnessed its first initiative. As…

The wait is over. The iconic Nokia 3310 got an official release date in India. The iconic phone brought back to life according to HMD Global will cost 3,310 Rupees. The other…

  The Placement season is up and the pre-final year engineering students are already on fire. Engineering graduates are surplus and the companies desire to pick the best of the…

  At one point in time, all of us enter into the professional world and work as a part of an organization. However big or small the organization may be, the duty of every…

  The security of money is the first and the last thought in mind of any overseas traveler. While carrying a wad of notes everywhere one goes, considering a threat of theft in…