People worry for Juventus against Barca after their Serie A collapse

Big loss

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.

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