Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says Barcelona’s stunning progression to the Champions League quarter-finals is bad news for the rest of the teams bidding to win the competition.
“With all due respect to Paris Saint-Germain, to have Barcelona in the quarter finals – and I know we still have to get there ourselves – is not pleasing,” he told reporters. “Something like what happened to Barcelona in Paris, where they lost 4-0, doesn’t happen every year, or even every five years.”
“So it is normal that now Barcelona are favourites to win the Champions League along with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. It was a beautiful evening of football which I think will remain in the annals of football history, because I don’t think any team has ever pulled off such a good comeback.”
“It wasn’t easy for them, it was a good and very intense game. It wasn’t great technically, compared to what Barcelona have always shown the world, but that is why football is beautiful and strange – there are situations no-one can predict.”