Allegri praises Juve maturity.



Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his side's all-round display on Wednesday after the Serie A champions secured a 2-0 win over 10-man Porto in their Champions League Last 16 tie.

Substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves got scored the goals after Porto'a Alex Telles was shown a red card as the Portuguese club played with just 10 men for more than an hour.

“The team did well in terms of character and we were only under pressure for five minutes, then controlled the game both with 11 against 11 and 11 against 10,” Allegri said.

“The lads were patient, tried to widen the opposition and we brought home an important victory. It could’ve been 3-0, but this is fine.”

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“I wanted to change system because the team needed more room to breathe. We have to improve and become more confident in this system, there’s a long way to go and we can do so much better,” said Allegri.

“Games are not just played with 14 figures who take to the field, but all 23 were concentrated. There are many targets this season and we need everyone to show hunger and enjoyment.

“The lads showed their maturity tonight. It wasn’t easy for Porto, as Juve are in great form and devastating when moving the ball quickly. Porto only ever defended tonight.”

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