Crespo's thoughts on Barcelona vs Juventus in the Champions League.

Barcelona are stronger than Juventus but it's not guaranteed that the La Liga champions will beat the Serie A champions when they clash in the quarter finals of the Champions League, according to Hernan Crespo.

"Higuain can be decisive," says the former Chelsea and Inter Milan striker, but Juve have to be at their best to topple Luis Enrique's side - who had to overcome a 4-0 first-leg deficit against PSG to reach the last eight.

“The way I see it is, if Barça and Juve are both at 100 per cent the Blaugrana will go through. They’re stronger,” Crespo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“That’s not to say though that [Lionel] Messi and his lads are at their best, they flopped in the first leg with Paris Saint-Germain.

“So Juve can have their say. One thing is for sure, [Max] Allegri’s lads can’t afford any mistakes, they have to be in top physical and psychological condition. And [Gonzalo] Higuain can be decisive."

He added: “So Barcelona will go through? I didn’t say that, but logic tells you that the Spaniards are a step above.

“Everyone knows that, even Juventus, so Allegri’s team will have to play the game of their lives. In Turin they’re aware that everything will be played for over these two games.”

Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 in the 2015 Champions League final in Berlin to claim their fifth European title.

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