Barca are like Pavarotti - Capello

The veteran coach is full of admiration for the Catalans' style of play but feels that they must be wary against Juventus in the Champions League final

Former Juventus boss Fabio Capello says that attending a Barcelona game at Camp Nou is like watching Luciano Pavarotti sing.

The Catalans have been in supreme form since the turn of the year, winning the domestic double and making progress to the Champions League final against Juventus on Saturday.

And the 68-year-old loves watching Luis Enrique's side in full flow, comparing them to the legendary opera singer, but feels that they will have their work cut out to break down the Bianconeri.

"If you buy a ticket to Camp Nou, you're going to see something different, like going to see Luciano Pavarotti sing," he told Onda Cero.

"The Champions League is 50-50 between both teams. The chances are that Juventus will defend very well, even if they're missing an important player in Andrea Barzagli.

"They're not easy to stop so it'll be a very balanced game. Technically, Barca are better, they are stronger and know how to play better but they must be wary of Juventus' counterattacks."

Capello went on to praise Lionel Messi's season, saying that he is in the best form of his life.

"He's a sensitive boy, very serious and has had money and family problems. Now that's quieter because the problems are almost fixed and we're seeing the best Messi," said the coach.

Capello, who had two spells as Real Madrid boss, also voiced his opinion that Rafa Benitez, who was confirmed as the club's new coach on Wednesday, may fail to prove himself an adequate replacement for Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu.

He continued: "The Real Madrid shirt weighs a lot for the coach too. I don't know if Benitez can be a guaranteed substitute for Ancelotti. The problem is that clubs sometimes don't understand the value of the coach."