Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is an “extra terrestrial figure” who plays with us “humans” according to Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Buffon was speaking ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final between the two sides. Buffon will be trying everything to keep Messi at bay as he tries to become the first player to score in three Champions League Finals.
“We hope on June 6th he returns to earth and becomes a human too”
Messi has scored 58 goals for Barcelona this season and alongside Neymar and Suarez they have notched up 120 goals for the club.
Buffon who has 147 caps for Italy says their front three are special.
“I think its the strongest attacking trio in the world but we have weapons to limit them”.
I think we have all heard that before. Juventus are going to have to be at their best and the veteran Pirlo will have to produce one his greatest ever performances if Juventus are to win the title.
The last time they won the Champions League was back inn 1996. Barcelona have won the trophy four times. Their last win was back in 2011 when they beat Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley.
Juventus are the surprise packets of the tournament this season. Many people had already tipped Barcelona for glory but Juventuis were very much the dark horses. Any team thatbeats Real Madrid in the semi final is a team to be reckoned with.
Despite that Barcelona will be odds on to win the trophy for the fifth time.