Allegri dissapointed with Juve’s defending


Lionel Messi inspired the Catalans to a 3-0 victory at home in the first Champions League game of the season.

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri insists the Bianconeri did a lot of mistakes in defending, which lead to Barcelona taking over the game.

The Italian club did knock out Barcelona with an aggregate score of 3-0 in last season’s quarter-final, but the Spaniards have taken their revenge in the latest clash between the two sides.

A spectacular Lionel Messi dismantled Juventus scoring two goals and creating another one for his team-mate Ivan Rakitić. Meanwhile the Old Lady is yet to deal with the absence of departed Leonardo Bonucci and injured Giorgio Chiellini.

“We played a good first half but when you play these kind of games you have to take your chances,” Allegri told reporters after the game, according to enisports.

“We didn’t and we were punished at the end of the first half. Ironically we conceded three goals from counter-attacks but this was our worst mistake because we had to remain compact after Barcelona’s goal.

“Obviously they have this player who can change every game but we had to do better in the second half.

“You cannot expect to come here and dominate the game so we have to play better at a mental level, always trying to remain in the game even when everything seems difficult.

“If you leave spaces to Messi, you get punished.”

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