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Juventus surge from behind, keep hopes alive in UCL

November 4, 2014 by  
Filed under UEFA Champions League

Champions League day 4 – Juventus 3-2 Olympiacos

Reactions from the pitch – 

GK G. Buffon

“Our qualification hopes were in the balance tonight and a defeat would have been harsh on us. We created several goal-scoring opportunities in both games. Tonight was a “sporting miracle”. 

“After they scored their second I hoped we could pull off a sporting miracle because it was something we deserved. We did well to stay in the game after they equalized and were rewarded for sticking to our task following the break.

“My team-mates at the back put in a good performance, affording them very few chances, and defended with discipline.”

Winning goal scorer – MF P. Pogba

“It was a pivotal match. It’s all back in our hands, football is like that. We know that we need to carry on winning and it won’t be easy but let’s kick on from here.”

“There’s three of us in central midfield with one further forward. It’s a system that we have tried out in training and it came up trumps for us tonight.”

“We know that we can’t put a foot wrong in the Champions League. All teams in Europe go out to win and we can’t afford to switch off for a second.”

FW – F. Llorente

“It wasn’t easy for us today and everything became a lot harder when they scored their second. However, we showed a great response and I liked the way we turned the game on its head in the space of five minutes.

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