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Adventurous Juventus delight Alessio

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2012, 23.56CET
Angelo Alessio said Juventus had been rewarded for "doing everything we could to win" in Turin after a 3-0 defeat of Chelsea FC who Roberto Di Matteo knows must improve in defence.

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Match statistics

JuventusChelsea

Goals scored3
 
0
on target15
 
6
off target11
 
6
Corners10
 
5
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed20
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)47
 
53

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2013 21:22 CET

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Published: Tuesday 20 November 2012, 23.56CET

Adventurous Juventus delight Alessio

Angelo Alessio said Juventus had been rewarded for "doing everything we could to win" in Turin after a 3-0 defeat of Chelsea FC who Roberto Di Matteo knows must improve in defence.

Angelo Alessio, Juventus assistant coach
We chose the players who were in better shape tonight. I have to compliment the whole team on this game. We wanted to maintain a high pace over the 90 minutes, we wanted to force them to defend. Of course we were playing against a big team like Chelsea so it's inevitable that they had a few chances as well.

Our last game will be extremely important as we are not through yet, but we will play the same way we did tonight. We like to play football – we did everything we could to win, and were rewarded with an important victory. Both teams have great players and it was a beautiful game. I want to thank our wonderful supporters; we asked them to come here and give the team an extra boost and that's exactly what they did, so I cannot overlook their contribution.

Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea coach
I thought this was the team to beat Juventus. [Eden] Hazard had the first good chance for us, I thought he played the [lone forward] position well, held the ball up and put some great balls in. I wanted to give problems to Juventus in different ways, not to give them a point of reference. That's what Hazard did, he moved their three centre-backs around. When the result is negative, everything will be questioned. We have to pick ourselves up again.

The first goal I thought was lucky because of the deflection but we're conceding goals and we have to start defensively solid to try to win games. If we don't do that, it's going to be hard.

We have hope because mathematically it's still possible for us. At a big club like this, if you have a few bad results you're going to be under pressure. It's been the same from day one. We have to live with the pressure and try to pick the players up. We're in it together; we've had a long journey together.

Last updated: 27/11/12 13.21CET

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