Juventus face Barcelona in the middle of the week – and many people are wondering just what Lionel Messi and co will do to the Italian side, who fell to defeat against Sampdoria today.
The Serie A defending champions are falling behind in the league and it seems that the latest game will make their quest to retain their title even harder – and the side were without Gigi Buffon going into the game with the goalkeeper missing the match due to still feeling sad about the World Cup qualification defeat at the hands of Sweden.
Manager Allegri said that the player – along with Barzagli, was too disappointed to play and they needed time away from football to mentally recover.
He said: “(Andrea Barzagli and Gigi Buffon) are recovering from the disappointment.
That’s after 15 days with the national team they spent a remarkable amount of physical energy and, most of all, mental energy. They would have gone to a sixth World Cup and it was a huge disappointment.”
Of course, quite if Buffon would have made a huge difference remains to be seen, but the majority of Twitter were shocked by the result, and worried about Juve’s next tie in the Champions League.
The best of Twitter
— TheRealMike (@iamduggy) November 19, 2017
Juventus fans be like “Sampdoria Welcome To Your Tape”
— Brian Rousy (@IamRousy) November 19, 2017
Anyone with half a brain could see that lineup was a joke before the game. Allegri needs to wake up or GTFO.
— Max Bishop (@BishopJuventus) November 19, 2017
Sampdoria have just spanked Juventus!
— Connor Stuart (@Conskins) November 19, 2017
— Jake (@ClinicalDivock) November 19, 2017
Use to be: no team is good against Juventus……I guess things have changed. Could be a dodgy Serie A rest of the season overall….we´ll see
— Andy Portia (@Portias1886) November 19, 2017
— Matt (@ClassyDier) November 19, 2017
— BetVictor (@BetVictor) November 19, 2017
God. What’s going on with us this year. Forza Juve regardless
— Rara (@bajasplash) November 19, 2017
Wow juventus are losing badly wtf
— VISCA BARCA (@mesquebarcelona) November 19, 2017
Sampdoria have run riot in front of Juventus goal in this second half. Expect Messi to do the same in a few short days #SampJuve
— Graeme Scott (@G_Juve87) November 19, 2017