Juventus gaffer, Massimiliano Allegri has hailed his men for their strong defense against Barcelona in their UCL stalemate.
Juventus welcomed Barcelona on Wednesday to the Allianz Stadium, but had to settle for a 0-0 result.
However, the goalless draw comes after Juventus lost 3-2 to Sampdoria, and Allegri ie pleased with the result.
“The boys did really well. When you play games like this, everyone needs to defend. They worked well when not in possession and we made it difficult for Barcelona to play through our defence,” he said.
“This means we’ve done well and we need to kick on from here. Today, I was more interested in the performance than the result, because in Genoa we conceded goals that Juve cannot concede.
“Tonight, faced with some extraordinary players, we maintained a very high level of focus and they didn’t hurt us. When Juve defend like that, it’s very tough to score.”
“It was a really good game from a tactical perspective and our first 0-0 of the season,” he said.
“We found some space in the first half but struggled a bit in the second, though we did manage to create some chances through Douglas Costa and [Paulo] Dybala.
“It’s an important point and means we’ll go to Athens knowing a draw may not be enough and that we need to win.”