Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the Harry Potter of football, conforming to Christian Vieri.
Messi assisted Ousmane Dembele’s dispersed opener and transformed a late charge as Barcelona videotaped a 2-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The six-time Ballon d’Or prizewinner made a game-high five essential passes and 65 passes in the opposition part as Barca improved to 6 points in Group G.
Vieri, that won Serie A with Juve in 1996-97 and was a 49-time Italy global, admired Messi’s contribution in Turin.
” An amazing Barcelona, there was no game. They can’ve scored six, 7 goals very easy. They played superb,” he told CBS Sports.
” Messi is a magician, he’s the Harry Potter of soccer and when he stops playing, I’m tossing my TVs away. I’m not mosting likely to work say goodbye to on TELEVISION, I’m going to enjoy Netflix, that’s it, because when he quits there’s nothing else to watch.”
Because Messi’s first Champions League campaign in 2004-05, just Cristiano Ronaldo (38) has provided more aids in the competition than his 35.
The Argentina global assisted Barca control as Juve– who had Merih Demiral dispatched in the 85th minute– failed to tape-record a shot on target in a Champions League home ready the first time given that 2003-04– when Opta have such information readily available.
Juventus onward Alvaro Morata unbelievably had three goals dismissed for offside during the encounter.
Vieri was excited by Barcelona’s performance, stating: “It’s just one more football, one more match.
” I don’t understand just how they lost against Real Madrid, however if you see them [versus Juventus] you’re going to claim they can not shed versus anyone this year, it’s impossible the means they played.”
Every game is various yet the Barcelona I saw and everybody saw it’s simply amazing. When you have actually obtained a number 10 like that, it’s simply insane.
” It’s a pity there are no followers right here because the fans must be seeing a team such as this.”
Sitting 12th in the LaLiga table, Barcelona visit Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.