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Italy: 'A deserved victory' - Juventus manager after beating Valencia 1-0 in the CL01:21

Italy: 'A deserved victory' - Juventus manager after beating Valencia 1-0 in the CL

Italy, Turin
November 28, 2018 at 04:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said his side had earned their victory against Valencia in the Champions League, speaking at a post-match press conference in Turin on Tuesday.

"A deserved victory. There was a brilliant save by Szczesny at the end of the first half following a Valencia header. We had several opportunities which we should have used better, but we knew that it would not be easy," he said.

"We reached the first objective of the season. Deservedly. Now we'll think about the second objective, which would be the first spot," he added.

Meanwhile, Valencia's manager Marcelino Garcia Toral said they were left with a bittersweet taste in their mouths, after being kicked out from the tournament.

"We're very sad to be eliminated from the Champions League, but at the same time we're proud of the competitive level that the squad demonstrated," he said.

"In football, a lot of the time it's the details that make a difference, in crucial moments, and I believe that, even knowing how difficult the rest of the game would be, the great chance from the first half was ours, with an extraordinary stop by the goalkeeper [of Juventus], and we could have gone to half time with an advantage," added Marcelino.

Juventus managed to secure a spot in the knockout phase of the tournament, whereas Valencia will continue their European journey in the Europa League.

Italy: 'A deserved victory' - Juventus manager after beating Valencia 1-0 in the CL01:21
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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said his side had earned their victory against Valencia in the Champions League, speaking at a post-match press conference in Turin on Tuesday.

"A deserved victory. There was a brilliant save by Szczesny at the end of the first half following a Valencia header. We had several opportunities which we should have used better, but we knew that it would not be easy," he said.

"We reached the first objective of the season. Deservedly. Now we'll think about the second objective, which would be the first spot," he added.

Meanwhile, Valencia's manager Marcelino Garcia Toral said they were left with a bittersweet taste in their mouths, after being kicked out from the tournament.

"We're very sad to be eliminated from the Champions League, but at the same time we're proud of the competitive level that the squad demonstrated," he said.

"In football, a lot of the time it's the details that make a difference, in crucial moments, and I believe that, even knowing how difficult the rest of the game would be, the great chance from the first half was ours, with an extraordinary stop by the goalkeeper [of Juventus], and we could have gone to half time with an advantage," added Marcelino.

Juventus managed to secure a spot in the knockout phase of the tournament, whereas Valencia will continue their European journey in the Europa League.

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