Juve beat Dortmund, but rue missed chances

YEAH, BABY! Juventus' Tevez (with pacifier) celebrating his goal along with Stephan Lichtsteiner during their last-16, first-leg match against Dortmund on Tuesday. Juve won 2-1 at home.


    Feb 26, 2015

    Juve beat Dortmund, but rue missed chances


    CARLOS Tevez and Alvaro Morata struck for Juventus as the Italian champions secured a 2-1 Champions League last-16, first-leg win over Borussia Dortmund in Turin on Tuesday.

    However, Massimiliano Allegri's team were left lamenting a stack of missed chances and conceding an away goal that could prove costly heading towards the decisive second leg on March 18.

    "We're happy we won at home, and we did that by putting in a solid display," said Allegri. "But I'm sorry we didn't put more goals away from the chances we created.

    "It will be a difficult return match, but I think we can still do well."

    Juve looked out of sorts for long spells in the opening half as Borussia moved the ball around with ease, albeit without capitalising.

    Allegri admitted: "We definitely struggled a little in the first half, when they closed down a lot of our passes."

    The away goal has given Dortmund a firm chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals after the second leg, but coach Jurgen Klopp indicated that improvements will have to be made.

    Asked if he was angry, Klopp said: "Yes... it was a fair result and Juventus deserved the win.

    "Particularly in the second half, Juventus created a lot of chances that they didn't put away and we didn't create the chances we should have.

    "They were good at closing us down and not allowing us to play our kind of game. On the goals we conceded, it was down to errors of positioning.

    "These are problems we have to rectify, but nothing has been lost. There's still everything to play for at Dortmund."