Ronaldo overshadowed Messi, with Juventus lifting the lead with two goals
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Lionel Messi shot seven times in Tuesday's home game of the Champions League against the goal of Juventus Turin, but the visiting footballers enjoyed the triumph.
In addition, thanks to a 3-0 triumph, they took first place in the G-Group just ahead of Barcelona. The star of the match was Messi's rival Cristiano Ronaldo , who turned two eleven and became the main engineer of the Italian team's success.
Barcelona sent a total of eleven attempts to Giangluigi Buffon, but without the desired effect.On the other hand, Juventus taught the home team an efficiency lesson and led by two goals after only twenty minutes. For the first time in the history of the Champions League, Barcelona happened to collect twice in such a short time. If Juventus wanted to think about the first place in the group, he had to score at least three goals and win by at least two, as he lost 0: 2 at home in October. At that time, he missed Ronaldo, who had a positive test for coronavirus.
The "old lady" started as best she could. Already in the 13th minute, Ronaldo converted the penalty and seven minutes later, the second hit was added by 22-year-old American Weston McKennie.After the change of sides, Juventus was again given the opportunity to kick the eleven, and Ronaldo did not hesitate this time either. Leonardo Bonucci had a fantastic opportunity to put VAR up another goal 75 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. "We achieved the result thanks to a great team effort. When you fight for each other with all your might on the field and you have a finisher like Cristiano Ronaldo , anything is possible," said Bonucci according to the AP agency.
Triumph also helped Juventus coach Andre Pirl. His trustees achieve fluctuating performances and a valuable triumph on the soil of Barcelona can bring them self-confidence. "It's an important result on our way. When you start concentrating and play focused, the quality shows. We've prepared to be on top in the middle of the field. Our midfielders like McKennie have been able to push an opponent because we knew that if we left them too much "It will be difficult to stop them. The tactical plan worked out for us and at the same time we were able to transform our opportunities," Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.
While Juventus begins to gradually start, Barcelona is in the opposite position. She does not succeed in the league when she is currently in ninth place and in LM she certainly had higher ambitions than the second place in the competition of Juventus, Ferencváros Budapest and Dynamo Kyiv. In Tuesday's absence of defensive leader Gerard Pique, the Catalans kicked mistakes, and goalkeeper Mark-Andre ter Stegen realizes: "One thing is individual mistakes and another is a way of defending us. We have made mistakes we cannot make. We have a clear homework assignment." "Blaugranas" coach Ronald Koeman was not satisfied with the performance either. He blamed his charges for insufficient "zeal" and a desire to win: "We started miserably. We lacked aggression, we looked like we just didn't want to lose instead of trying to win."