Lippi: Barcelona Have Faced Nothing Like Juventus

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Former Juventus boss Marcelo Lippi believes his former side will present Barcelona with their toughest tactical proposition when both sides face in the UCL final, which holds in Berlin on Saturday.

Lippi who led Juventus to champions league success in 1996 and Italy to world cup success in 2006, has said that Juventus has certain qualities that Luis Enrique’s men are yet to encounter.

“These are the best two teams in Europe this season, but when a team gets to this point in a continental competition there are no certainties,” explained Lippi. “In my opinion, Luis Enrique and his side have not faced a team so compact, sturdy and so willing to defend as Juventus.

“But the Bianconeri also know how to counter-attack with speed when they regain possession, and this could be a factor in how the game turns out. Barcelona are favourites, of course, but I don’t think it will be as easy for them as many seem to think.

“The Catalans have Martians in their attack in Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, and that will make life very complicated for Allegri. But Juve are organised and tough, and we mustn’t forget that Buffon is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. I expect a more balanced game than most seem to think it will be.”

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