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Fabio Capello: I’d never seen Lionel Messi run so much

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The former Juventus manager was impressed with the Barcelona star

Juventus v FC Barcelona: Group G - UEFA Champions League Photo by Tullio Puglia - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Former Milan, Real Madrid, and Juventus manager Fabio Capello reflected on Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Juve in the UEFA Champions League, saying he was particularly impressed by the shift put in by Lionel Messi.

“I saw a super dynamic and aggressive Barça, in addition to the quality we know. With a Messi who I had never seen run quite as much,” Capello said.

The manager diagnosed his former side, saying that “Juventus have not looked for Federico Chiesa, despite the fact that he was frequently open. All the plays have been concentrated on Paulo Dybala’s flank.”

He also said Juve “did not know how to open the game, offering Barça the opportunity to recover the ball quickly.”

“Juventus suffered a lot and were lucky the result was only 2-0, even though the two goals scored were unjust, especially the first, which was deflected in.”