Barcelona achieved a grand 2-0 victory against their UEFA Champions League rival Juventus last night. Lionel Messi played a crucial role in the match as he completed 5 key passes in the opposition half with 65 total passes in total. And with that marvelous victory, FC Barcelona is now six points strong in the Group G of the UCL.
Argentine talisman provided a brilliant assist as Ousmane Dembele scored the opener for Barca. Shortly after, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner converted a late penalty to seal the deal for the Spanish club. For his unbelievable performance last night, Italian legend Christian Vieri lauded the performance of the Argentine.
Christian Vieri believes Lionel Messi is the Harry Potter of the football world as he plays like a wizard
While talking about the overall performance of Lionel Messi, former Italian international Christian Vieri told CBS Sports, “An amazing Barcelona, there was no game. They could’ve scored six, seven goals are easy. They played fantastically.” He added, “Messi is a magician, he’s the Harry Potter of soccer and when he stops playing, I’m throwing my TVs away.”
The former Italian international said, “I’m not going to work no more on TV, I’m going to watch Netflix, that’s it, because when he stops there’s nothing else to watch.” He said, “It’s just another football, another game.” He further added, “I don’t know how they lost against Real Madrid, but if you see them [against Juventus] you’re going to say they can’t lose against anyone this year, it’s impossible the way they played.”
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Christian Vieri said, “Every game is different but the Barcelona I saw and everyone saw it’s just incredible. When you’ve got a number 10 like that, it’s just crazy.” The former Italian footballer then added, “It’s a pity there are no fans here because the fans should be seeing a team like this.”
However, the former Argentine international Juan Sebastian Veron recently told, “I see him with a lot of discomfort playing in a team in transition.” He then added, “In all of these years at Barcelona he was a key player but now they’re in transition, they have a lot of spare parts and are trying to find an identity.” He added, “It seems clear to me that, to a certain extent, the club hasn’t been able to provide Leo [with the right team-mates], especially in their formation and as a team.”