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Allegri: Refereeing decisions should not take away from Juventus' win over Torino

Manager's comments after 4-1 Derby della Mole win

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Juventus won a bad-tempered game at Torino 4-1 earlier today. Goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon set a new record for the longest shutout streak in the Serie A, going 974 minutes before finally being beaten for the first time in the Calcio in 2016.

However, it was Torino's second goal, which was subsequently disallowed, that was the most controversial on the day. Replays showed that Maxi Lopez was incorrectly ruled offside as he beat Gigi for what should have been 2-2 at the time.

Here is what Massimiliano Allegri had to say about the widely respected referee Nicola Rizzoli -

"I understand they were upset, as we were after Wednesday in the Champions League. I never usually talk about referees and I think two incidents do not take away from the good things we did in this game.

"After the Maxi Lopez goal we continued playing and Torino sat back to wait, so it didn't really change anything. It can happen to concede after 10 and a half clean sheets in Serie A."

Allegri was also pleased about how the team bounced back after the midweek debacle in Munich -

"It was a fine victory, especially as we managed to put the Munich blow behind us.

"It's just a shame we went for too many solo moves and dribbles when Torino were struggling. We need to improve in that sense, as we are still too immature and think the situation is easy."

On the team showing resolve despite conceding the penalty -

"Alex Sandro made an error, it happens. We did though come back well and reacted to the situation.

"This game was not easy but we managed to limit them to long range shots. The pitch was also not the best today. "

Star Paulo Dybala went off injured yet again with a muscular injury, but Allegri said it wasn't serious -

"The calf is fine, he got a knock to the flexor muscle. I made this decision because Alvaro Morata worked very hard on Wednesday and it was warm today, so I wanted fresh legs.

"We were also fortunate in that sense, as Morata came on and scored two goals. I cannot choose more than 11 players, so the substitutions were decisive today."

The hottest takes came after the game from Torino manager Giampiero Ventura, who was livid about the officiating, despite Juve's Sami Khedira receiving his marching orders from the referee.

"It hurts to lose a derby like this. We are playing against the Serie A leaders, we realise that. They deserved to go 2-0 up, but after that I cannot let this slide.

"Alex Sandro should've been sent off, the same goes for Leonardo Bonucci, and in the second half we should've been at 2-2 with an extra man.

"With all due respect for Juventus, an extraordinary team, but today I will not accept this situation. I won't stand for it.

"The moment you lose a derby at the 94th minute, you can't complain, but today it is frankly difficult to stand here and pretend nothing happened.

"The incidents were so incredibly obvious that I have to wonder how on earth the referee didn't see them? How is it possible that all this can happen?

"I never complain about referees and I consider Rizzoli one of the best in the world, but how was this possible?

"This is the latest in a very long line of incidents that meant for one reason or another Torino were never able to get anything against Juventus in the derby."