Juventus Deny Receiving Dybala Bid From Barca, Insist Player Not For Sale

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

"I follow Serie A, just as I follow Juventus".

"The absences are not an alibi", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

The Argentine was also the catalyst for the second goal, forcing Juve to scramble the ball off the line and allowing Ivan Rakitic to shoot into an empty net in the 56th minute and add to his strike against Juve in the 2015 final.

However, Davids feels that, while Dybala possesses much potential, the 23-year-old still has some way to go to reach Messi's level.

"He started well but he's got to stay calmer".

Roberto played very well in last year's 6-1 win over PSG in the Round of 16, knocking out the Ligue 1 giants with a last-minute victor. "This will serve as a lesson".

A brilliant Lionel Messi goal put the hosts in front towards the end of a first half as even as the second period was one-sided. He was roundly criticized for his performance in Italy's 3-0 loss to Spain in a World Cup qualifier this month.

Juventus are without the injured Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Mandzukic. Also, Juan Cuadrado was suspended. Barcelona were reported to want someone more experienced in the role, especially after Dani Alves left for Paris Saint-Germain (via City, some might say).

Barcelona at home is a scary sight, but Juventus will not be scared as they have already faced them multiple times in the Champions League.

Juventus hadn't conceded three goals in a Champions League group match in almost eight years, since a lopsided loss to Bayern Munich in December 2009.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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