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JUVENTUS - Allegri: "If you give Messi space, he is unstoppable"

Published on: 13 September 2017

Conceding too much time and space to Lionel Messi was Juventus' undoing against Barcelona, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri.These are the words of the Italian coach after yesterday evening defeat against Valverde's men.

"Barcelona are a team that can play games like that very well," said the Italian. "In the first half, I thought we dealt with Messi and Iniesta quite well but not so much in the second half. Messi made the difference and Dybala did not. He had three shots on goal, scored twice and also hit the post once. He's unstoppable when he has space. What this result does is make us understand that if you play in the Champions League against teams of that level and don't keep your concentration then you pay for it. We must grow and be more focused and solid at the mental level. We lost our concentration."



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