Alessio: We must beat Chelsea

Angelo Alessio has Chelsea in his sights after Juventus claimed their first Champions League victory in three years.

Last Updated: 08/11/12 at 13:20 Post Comment

Juventus: Eyeing Chelsea victory

Juventus: Eyeing Chelsea victory

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio has Chelsea in his sights after his side claimed their first Champions League victory in three years at the expense of FC Nordsjaelland.

It was an evening of firsts as Claudio Marchisio opened his European goalscoring account within six minutes of Wednesday night's game, leaving Arturo Vidal, Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella to wrap up a comfortable 4-0 win.

The Bianconeri are now just one point behind Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk - who are tied for top spot on seven points apiece - with the European champions next up at the Juventus Stadium.

Alessio told juventus.com: "We wanted this victory and gained it through plenty of anger.

"We took to the field with determination, created a great deal and scored four goals.

"Now we'll need to beat Chelsea and give it a good go against Shakhtar in order to continue our Champions League adventure."

Marchisio was disappointed to see Chelsea end up 3-2 victors over Shakhtar in an end-to-end match at Stamford Bridge.

The midfielder added: "A 2-2 draw would have been better for us, but we required a victory and that's exactly what we got.

"Our ambitions haven't changed, we'll give it a good go against Chelsea, knowing that we've also got the Shakhtar game remaining.

"However, we want to go through. I'm happy about scoring my first goal in Europe, but above all for the result itself."

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was rarely tested but eventually had his palms warmed by a Patrick Mtiliga effort midway through the second half.

The 34-year-old keeper said: "I got the gloves dirty, but it was a standard save. If I didn't make it I should think about retiring.

"Little has changed in reality. We Italians are inclined to look at the results of others and consider them to be more important than our own.

"Instead, the good thing is that we're two games away from the end of the group stage and our destiny remains in our hands.

"If we do well we'll go through, otherwise we'll play in the Europa League.

"Chelsea have almost a decade's worth of experience in playing these types of games.

"Shakhtar, with their individual brilliance combined with their team play, are more unpredictable and a tough prospect to face."

Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci added: "It's a tough group but we're determined to go through.

"Shakhtar gave us difficulty in the first game with their retention of the ball, while Chelsea are blessed with great champions.

"However, we need to take each game as it comes, beat the Blues and then get a result in Donetsk. We'll go into every game with the aim of winning - we are Juventus."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Serie A round-up: Roma up to second, Milan receive fastest red card

Roma moved up to second in the table after Lazio were held by Atalanta, while AC Milan played 89 minutes with 10 men.

Ligue 1 round-up: Monaco hammer Toulouse, PSG go top, Lens relegated

Monaco hammered Toulouse to stay third, while PSG regained top spot and Lens' relegation was confirmed.

La Liga round-up: Valencia tighten grip on fourth, Malaga's poor run continues

Valencia eased their way to a 3-1 win at home to Eibar to tighten their grip on the fourth Champions League spot.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company