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Michael Ballack: 'Barcelona are beatable'

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack believes that Juventus will exploit Barcelona's "weaknesses" in Saturday's Champions League final.

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack has insisted that Barcelona are beatable ahead of the Champions League final on Saturday.

Barca will enter the showpiece event in Berlin as the firm favourites to overcome Juventus, who also enjoyed a fine season as domestic champions.

However, Ballack believes that "divas" Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar's lack of defensive qualities could prove Barca's undoing.

"Of course they have weaknesses. Most obviously in terms of their defence: remember Bayern Munich scored three goals in the semi-final second leg, so they're clearly vulnerable," he told The Guardian.

"Their biggest strength can also become a weakness. Those three forwards are all superstars. They are a little bit like divas sometimes when you see them: they don't like to defend."

Ballack, who made 98 appearances for his country during a glittering career, retired from professional football in 2012 after a second spell with Bayer Leverkusen.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona19134253203343
2Atletico MadridAtletico19108127131438
3Sevilla1996431201133
4Real Madrid1910362824433
5AlavesAlaves209562223-132
6Getafe208752516931
7Real Betis197572223-126
8Real Sociedad197482322125
9GironaGirona195952123-224
10Espanyol197392127-624
11Valencia1941141717023
12Levante196583035-523
13Athletic Bilbao1941052025-522
14EibarEibar195772128-722
15Leganes195771721-422
16Real Valladolid195771721-422
17Celta Vigo195683132-121
18Rayo Vallecano1954102234-1219
19Villarreal193882025-517
20Huesca1925121736-1911

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