Barcelona take on Juventus tonight in the final group game of the Champions League.
Both teams have qualified for the next stage with the match only left to decide who will top the group. It is also the clash of the titans with Cristiano Ronaldo facing Lionel Messi for the first time since leaving for Juventus back in 2018!
The two players are in different parts of their career with Ronaldo more or less settled at Turin but Messi struggling through the turmoil at Barcelona.
Juventus coach Andreas Pirlo, is an intelligent man and has explained in short what he makes of the Messi situation and hoped, like the rest of us that the player gets back to his best in whichever club he plays for.
“[Messi] is at a special moment in his life, not in his career, because he had a problem this summer,” Pirlo told the press. “[It’s about] whether he would stay at Barcelona or not.
“But during games he has always shown his value. More than a football [issue], he probably has a psychological problem, but I don’t want to go into it, as it has nothing to do with us.
“Messi is a phenomenon and he has shown it.”