Turin – Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, considers his tactics applied early this morning, Atletico Madrid, as a form of respect for the Old Lady.
The last match of Group A of the Champions League at the Juventus Stadium ended with the score goalless draw.
Games such as walking in the same direction. Juventus in control of the ball by 70 percent while Atletico only survive and counter-attack most of the match. The team coached Diego Simeone was even commissioned a sole striker, Mario Mandzukic, to escort Juve playmaker Andrea Pirlo.
“An honor if Mandzukic keep Pirlo,” Allegri said as quoted by Sky Sport Italia.
“This team has been formed over the years characteristics, pressing his opponent, hit you once you get the ball and is very strong in the air. When Arda Turan and Raul Garcia got the space, they can cause problems, “he explains.
44-year-old coach was then reminded that Atletico won a number of important results in recent years, including the La Liga title and Europa League trophy by using these strategies.
“They remain one of the toughest opponents that must be faced. Atletico opponent always tricky, because they defended very well and meetings, so not easy to do a bait antarlini, “the former AC Milan coach explained.
Juventus failed to meet the target to win by two goals to snatch the top. With this result, Atletico qualify for the last 16 as group winners with 13 points, followed by Juventus with 10 points.
“Our target is to try to break the deadlock and if it does not materialize (the target) is not risk losing the opportunity to qualify,” he concluded.
If lost to Atletico, Juve will be in third place, losing head to head from the current third occupant, Olimpiakos.