Van Basten: For Juve To Beat Barca, They Must Stop Messi And Iniesta

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Marco van Basten has said it is possible for Juventus to beat Barcelona, all they need do is to stop Messi and Iniesta.

Basten also believes that Juventus win over Real Madrid is also a confidence booster.

“If you ever want to see how one player can make a difference, the last 15 minutes of Barcelona against Bayern Munich in the first game of the semi-final shows the lot,” said Van Basten.

“Lionel Messi was exceptional. He made it 1-0, he made it 2-0 and made the pass for 3-0.

“The important thing for Juventus is to stop Iniesta and Messi. The others are good, but not that good – these are the two who can make the difference.

“Juventus have to stay so close, mark them very tight, deny them space – and most of all they must stay concentrated. If they do that, Juventus can win. With a good, organised defence, and if they counter well, Juve can beat Barcelona.”



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