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Manager’s post-match comments

Juventus FC v US Sassuolo - Serie A
Massimiliano Allegri
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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was relieved to pick up the three points from a trip to Palermo.

"We'll take the points and bring them home.

"When you win 1-0 it means that you suffer, but you have to consider that winning here is not easy because they [Palermo] are a tough team.

"We have to make fewer mistakes and from a technical point of view, we were not good and made too many misplaced passes. But I repeat that the important thing was to get the three points."

He defended his choice to rest Paulo Dybala, and play Gonzalo Higuain next to Mario Mandzukic.

"It was the first time really for the two strikers together and they didn't combine, but then that is not in their characteristics.

"They did well to sacrifice themselves and help out in defence and in my view, they played well.

"Considering what I asked of them, they did well and we created some chances thanks to them."

Allegri also updated the status of injured players Daniele Rugani and Kwadwo Asamoah -

“Asamoah we’ll have to see, as he was on the stretcher, but Rugani was walking and we hope it’s nothing much.

“We have to score against Dinamo Zagreb, as we did everything right against Sevilla except put the ball in the net.”