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They are considered two of the five main favorites to win the Champions League, but somehow they ended up in the same group, a… light version of last season’s quarterfinals, when Juventus proved too good for Barcelona.
For me, Barcelona are still the best club around today. Iniesta represents the essence of football, while Dembele is an interesting youngster
Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri told reporters before the big game at Camp Nou, praising Barcelona for what they have done the last ten years, and what he feels they still represent in world football.
When you have players like Messi, Suarez and Dembele, it’s hard for your opponents to mark you
Allegri said, adding the self-evident, that
Barcelona have also started the season well and they, together with Real Madrid, are favourites to win the Champions League.
Paulo Dybala talked to reporters as well, and of course he was asked about how he feels being called the near future successor of Lionel Messi.
Nothing has changed for me. I always try to play the same way, helping the team in every way. I’m lucky to play with Messi with the national team and that’s great, but I don’t know what will happen in the future
a humble and down to earth Dybala said.