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JUVENTUS - Allegri: "If you give Messi space, he is unstoppable"

JUVENTUS - Allegri:

The Juventus star was questioned on the subject today, ahead of his meeting with Messi in the Champions League this evening, and while he was keen to assure that it is a pleasure to play alongside his fellow Argentine, he also admitted that it has a definite effect on his style of play. "People look at transfers and decide if a squad is stronger or weaker, but the time to do that is at the end of the season".

"We even gave him more responsibility with the number 10, a shirt that holds a great deal of importance in the tradition of Juventus". The 30-year old's free role in the middle of the park has allowed him to both score more freely and create more chances for the team.

But once he found room to work, Messi picked Buffon's Juventus apart - to take some revenge from last year's elimination and continue his superb start to the current season. "We are being able to play well and please the fans who have been coming to watch us".

"The vote of no confidence is something that a member is trying to get off the ground", added Bartomeu.

The third goal was again all Messi as he received the ball on the counter-attack, quickly sidestepped two challenges before firing a shot across a helpless Buffon to find the back of the net. At one point he was given a yellow for mock-waving a card at the referee, and in asking for Miralem Pjanic to be booked, he earned a booking himself.

Bayern Munich also collected a win in Group B, defeating Anderlecht 3-0 with Robert Lewandowski scoring his first goal for the competition from the penalty spot. It is the little tough for the Barcelona to face Juventus.

Barcelona is back at full strength after Saturday's return of Suarez, who missed the first two league games with an injury. The Catalans looked like amateurs on defense as Juventus controlled most of the matches, but during the second leg, Barca was faring better.

In the team Juventus, Defender Giorgio Chiellini and midfielders Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, and Marko Pjaca are all injured.

"The first goal just before the break changed everything".