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Allegri: Still a long way to the Scudetto

Manager’s post-match comments after 1-1 draw away to Udinese.

Udinese Calcio v Juventus FC - Serie A
Massimiliano Allegri
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Juventus drew 1-1 away at Udinese to extend their lead on top of Serie A to eight points. After the game, manager Massimiliano Allegri spoke to the media about the performance on the day.

“We increased our lead over Roma by one point and are now eight clear.

“It has been a difficult run of games and Udinese deserve a lot of credit, because they played a very physical game. We were not precise in the first half and not patient enough in the second, but it remains an important point.

“Even if we had won today, it would not have finished off the Scudetto race anyway. Some people said it was a match-point, but it would’ve been a set-point at best.

“We have to earn a lot of victories, because Roma can get to 92 points and we still have to play there.”

Udinese played well on the day and Zapata scored a brave goal to put the home side ahead.

“Duvan Zapata is a very physical player and the goal was well taken, but the problem is we allowed a counter-attack and ran quite a few risks in those situations today.

“When you don’t win games like this, it’s important to at least get a point out of it. Many more wins are needed before we can celebrate the title, as it’s a long way to the Scudetto.”

Veteran Giorgio Chiellini left the game in the second half with what looked like an injury.

“He felt some pain and preferred to end it early, but I don’t think it’s anything serious.”