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Two goals by Lionel Messi and one more by Paco Alcacer gave Barcelona a 3-2 home win over Real Sociedad, but somehow most of the talk after the game was about the… mountain the Blaugrana have to climb on Wednesday, when they will be hosting Juventus.
Messi and his teammates will have to perform another football miracle, similar to the one against PSG a month ago, having lost 3-0 the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal in Turin.
Luis Enrique was asked repeatedly last night at Camp Nou about Barcelona’s chances to beat Juventus by a… crazy score that will see them through to the semifinals, and the Spanish coach seemed optimistic that the quality of his players and team as a whole is such, that nothing is impossible.
It is obvious it is not our most consistent season, we have struggled more than in other years. But this is group of winners and champions capable of anything. Anyone who doubts that, can switch off the lights on their way out
Enrique told reporters. He did admit though that his team will need to have a practically perfect game to do against Juventus what they did against PSG.
In the previous tie we were able to overcome an even more difficult result. We will be in the tie at some point of the 90 minutes. We need to play a great game and have a clear and precise efficiency in front of goal
Enrique said. The Barcelona coach would love to leave the club having lifted at least two more trophies. Barcelona are sitting second in the Primera División table three points behind Real Madrid, and they are going to play in the Copa del Rey final as well, against Deportivo Alaves.