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Pirlo is content with his side’s performance against Barca

Tue 08 December 2020 | 23:55

Andrea Pirlo believes that the approach and tactics they chose led them to dominate Barcelona 3-0.

Juventus

needed to win

Barcelona

at Camp Nou with 2 clear goals other than 2-0 to be qualified as the first team in the group.

They accomplished it, with

Cristiano Ronaldo

’s brace from penalty kicks and Weston McKennie’s fantastic volley Juventus became the first Italian club to score 3 goals at Camp Nou in the Champions League.

“It was important for our journey that we pick up where we left off in the derby. When you start with that focus, concentration and determination, then the quality emerges,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We had prepared the match to create superiority in midfield with three against their two, the midfielders like McKennie able to push up, as we knew they had difficulty stopping them pushing up through the middle.

“The tactical plan worked and then the players did really well to make the most of the scoring opportunities.”

Pirlo highlights Ronaldo’s performance as he tracked back to recover the ball from Messi.

“Ronaldo was very motivated to put in a good performance here against his eternal rival, so when you’re that motivated, it becomes simple,” smiled Pirlo.

“There are many games in a season and it’s easier to get fired up for fixtures like this, but we mustn’t lose sight of the real target, which is Serie A, so we have to be this concentrated and committed there too.”


source: SportMob

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