BARCELONA (Jordi Blanco, correspondent) – Without disheveled. No need to show off, no more … Juventus swept Barcelona as a joke, as a toy, unworthy from start to finish. A Barça that added their Champions League matches by victories and that even losing by the minimum, or by 0-2, went to the round of 16 as first in the group. And he lost by 0-3 completing a performance in which only Messi, yes, he, was saved from the capital and collective disaster.
Juve, Cristiano Ronaldo, was given a penalty that was not and that opened the scoring … But minutes later another, quite clear, from Pjanic was not pointed out. The truth is that as soon as the Portuguese scored the 0-1, the drama was suspected in a Camp Nou empty of public and also of football.
Broken by the axis, Barça never posed problems for a Juve that felt comfortable and that at 20 minutes, in a play of scribes, the local players watching the ball and the visitors chasing it, scored the 0-2 McKennie with a Spectacular volley from the penalty spot … He was alone. It was unmarked, it was there where the centrals should have been, it is not known where they were. Where no one knew.
From there the drama was already drawn in the eyes of all Koeman’s footballers, unable to give a tactical rudder shift and barely reacted after the break giving Braithwaite entry. So that nothing would change.
Buffon did not intervene until 35 minutes to stop a shot from Messi, which he repeated at the beginning of the second act in what was a simple mirage, because Barça was driving without more and Juve enjoyed every minute that passed …
Until Lenglet’s penalty, indicated by the VAR, of course by deflecting a ball with his hand so that Cristiano Ronaldo rounded off an unforgettable night. He returned to the Camp Nou and scored twice.
Without soul or plan, Koeman’s team was already a broken toy at the hands of a Juventus that did not need to make a round match, which was enough with order, with the combination and the position. Simple strategy in which Pirlo gave a master class to the Dutch coach of Barça, who ended the night sunk and marked.
As marked as this Barcelona is that it will return to the round of 16 but going through the back door and awakening the worst possible sensations. A full-blown nightmare.