UCL match between Juventus vs Barcelona and youngster Pedri impressed everyone with his performance.
Barcelona won the match against Serie A champions Juventus in the first leg of the UCL 2020-21. After the defeat against arch-rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the El Classico, Barcelona did a great comeback in the UCL match.
However, this win helps Catalans to cement the first position in the group points table. As they stood at the tabletop by pocketing two of two wins. Therefore, it also introduces some of the new tactics during this match.
Moreover, Juventus played with a 3-4-3 formation whereas Barcelona used a 4-2-3-1 formation. As 17 years young boy Pedri played a crucial role by operating number 10 position for Barcelona in this match. Because Lionel Messi was a striker and Pedri acted as an attacking midfielder.
Lionel Messi was not much impressive in this match but Camp Nou’s side teenagers helped them achieve victory over Turin. Along with Pedri, another wonder kid Ansu Fati also surprised Barca fans like before.
Before then, Barcelona brought Pedri for just £5m in this summer transfer window and found a regular place in the squad from the starting of this season. Pedri working impressively for Barcelona from the start of the season which will turn into a colorful future for the club.
In the present situation, Barcelona had almost aged players and they wanted to improve their side by adding some youngsters to their squad. As a result, Pedri and Ansu Fati are the important players from the teenager’s list.
Fans reaction to Pedri performance
Barcelona fans reacted vigorously on Twitter after watching Pedri’s performance throughout the match. As his top-class passing and coordination with the players impressed a lot to every match viewer.
Fans said that Pedri did a top-class performance and destroyed seniors from the Turin. Barcelona looks at him as a future important asset for the club. Because his 5 million euros transfer fee shocked everyone by watching his performance.
Meanwhile, Morata strikes three times for the Juventus side but the side referees flag made all goals disallow. Unfortunately, Juventus faced the remarkable loss against Barcelona in the absence of starlet Cristiano Ronaldo due to testing positive for coronavirus.
Before then Barcelona took the lead at the 14th minute of the match as Dembele netted for them. In the end, ace player Lionel Messi doubled the lead by scoring in the penalty into injury time offered by the referee.
Best match of the season
Ronald Koeman while speaking to Goal stated that this was the best match ever. As the team beat the best team in Italy and also implemented the gameplay we expect from the team. Hence, happy with the team’s performance.
In conclusion, he said, “I wanted us to play with three at the back, pushing one man forward to have extra in the middle of the pitch. That meant we created a lot of goal chances and, frankly, I think we should have finished the match off much earlier.”