After Juventus reached the round of 16 by beating Manchester City 1-0, the Italian newspapers have hailed La Vecchia Signora and their coach. "Juventus Max speed," reads La Gazzetta dello Sport's headline, adding that coach Massimiliano 'Max' Allegri took all the right decisions. "He chose Mandžukić instead of Morata, and the Croatian scored the winner; a draw in Spain [on 8 December at Sevilla] will be enough to win the group."
Turin based Tuttosport hints at City's ownership with the headline: "We are the sheikhs", explaining: "Juventus managed to beat City and qualified; the Bianconeri played brilliantly, and now a draw against Sevilla will be enough to get the first place in the group."
'Fantastic Juve," headlines the Corriere dello Sport, who wanted to underline Gianluigi Buffon's great performance on Wednesday night: "He saved everything, and the Bianconeri are now first."
Igor Akinfeev might be advised to skip the Russian papers today after he deflected the ball into his own net in CSKA Moskva's campaign-ending 2-0 home loss against Wolfsburg. "Black day for Akinfeev," Sport-Express headline says. "And it's even not about the sad record [of conceding in 32 straight UEFA Champions League matches] but about the mistake that allowed Wolfsburg to win and denied CSKA any chance of reaching the knockout phase."
"Dream eaten by the Wolves," is the headline in Sport Den za Dnem, while Sovektsi Sport believes that CSKA's luck was used up in summer when they won two qualifying ties by one-goal margins against Sparta Praha and Sporting CP.