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5 things Barcelona have to do to beat Juventus

Can Barcelona do the impossible and make it into the Last 4 of the Champions League?

Top 5 / Top 10 19 Apr 2017, 17:49 IST
TURIN, ITALY - APRIL 11:  (L-R front) Lionel Messi, Sergi Roberto, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez, (L-R back) Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic, Jeremy Mathieu and Gerard Pique of Barcelona pose for a team photograph before the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Juventus Stadium on April 11, 2017 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Another comeback?

Barcelona find themselves in a position where they have to do the impossible once again. Last month, it was a 4-0 deficit that they had to overcome against Paris Saint-Germain, this time it's a 3-0 deficit against Juventus.

Just like no team had ever turned around a 4-0 deficit in the knock-out stage, no team has ever turned around a 3-0 first leg defeat in the previous eight attempt. Barcelona are chasing history once again, and they are the only ones who can do it.

This turnaround is going to be way more challenging than the one they had against the French side. However, it is not an impossible task.

Here's what the Catalan side will have to do to beat Juventus:

#5 - Pick Arda Turan in the starting XI

Why Arda Turan? Because he can allow Messi to play in a free role behind the front three. It's going to be a challenge for the Juventus defence if the Argentine plays in that free role.

Turan can be the surprise element Barcelona throw at Juventus tonight and also eventually end up being the decisive factor in the result of the game. His presence will confuse the Juve defenders as it would get them out of position as they will be busy marking Messi, Neymar and Suarez.

Paco Alcacer can be the other shout, but the Spaniard is too young and has not often played this season. Else, he would have been the ideal one to start in front of Messi with Suarez and Neymar playing on his sides. 

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