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Messi – when will the burden be over?

Seeing how Barcelona lost easily to Juventus, those who have watched football live even more sympathize with the hopeless efforts of Lionel Messi.

Until now, perhaps the question “What philosophy is Barcelona under Ronald Koeman football?” has not been answered for fans. Perhaps it is difficult for even ball experts to answer this question. Because Barca is still themselves in the previous seasons, a style called “Messi is everything”.

Barcelona now won a ticket to the eighth round of the Champions League, but is there a live football viewer who believes that the home team of the Nou Camp will go to the quarterfinals, let alone the final? Koeman’s Barca at this time is simply an extremely ordinary team. A team that as long as their opponent is ahead of them won’t be able to get up.

Before Juventus, once again people saw how lonely and lost Lionel Messi. The Argentinian superstar has a very good game. He is the one who launched the most number of shots with 11 shots on target, of which 7 times the ball hit the target. The M10 has a total of 125 touches and 19 double hand disputes, more than any other player on the pitch. So what do you get in the end?

Messi’s teammates are still the same. They played weakly, did not show the spirit that they had to win like M10 showed. Messi’s great rival Ronaldo only needs 4 shots to have a double and those are all goals on the 11m mark. Saying so to see the deficiencies in Barca’s defense and if they really sympathize with Messi’s efforts, perhaps Lenglet or Pique did not play so superficially.

Messi agreed to stay, but his soul must no longer be on the grass of the Nou Camp. With each passing week, the image of a 33-year-old man who has to put on his shoulder the burden of the entire team has become something very familiar. El Pulga deserves more than that after what he has done for this club in his glorious career.

A relief, sooner or later, is perhaps what Messi needs?

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Ronaldo saved Juventus in the Italian Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s last-minute penalty helped Juventus draw 1-1 in the semi-final first leg against Milan.

Milan started the match with a slightly better position. Franck Kessie, Ante Rebic and Davide Calabria are constantly given the chance to test goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ibrahimovic also started, but only played a role to attract Juventus defense. At the end of the first half, the Swedish star was shown a yellow card from the jump situation to hit the face of Matthijs De Ligt. Since he received two cards from the beginning, he will be absent in the second leg.

Before the game and the psychological advantage for Milan, Juventus had almost only one chance in the first half. Juan Cuadrado put a right foot and forced keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to save.

Milan is still a better team after the break. After much effort on the ball, the red and black striped shirt paid off with an opening goal in the 61st minute. From Samu Castillejo’s cross, Rebic volleyed a little into the left corner to beat Buffon. This is a complete achievement for Milan – the team has launched 21 shots and 11 goals towards this match, while the Juventus numbers are only 14 and 4 respectively.

After receiving the goal, Juventus played harder. Coach Maurizio Sarri also tried to wake up the team by launching Rodrigo Bentancur, Gonzalo Higuain and Rabiot.

71 minutes, they have the advantage when Milan lost Theo Hernandez. The French defender received a second yellow card after a challenge on Paulo Dybala.

Taking advantage of opportunities, the visitors attacked more strongly, but also thanks to luck to escape. In the 89th minute, Ronaldo launched a volley to hit the ball with Davide Calabria. This is a controversial situation, because the Milan player is standing back to the ball, in a completely passive position. After consulting with VAR, the referee decided to give Juventus a penalty. Since then, CR7 stretches the table, rescuing Juventus.

Ronaldo extended the scoring chain for Juventus

The two teams will play the semi-final second leg on March 1, on Juventus field. But before that, Ronaldo and his teammates will have two important matches with Lyon (Champions League) and Inter (Serie A).