Juventus edge Torino in Turin Derby
15 December 2018 11:52 GMT
Juventus were victorious again with Cristiano Ronaldo on target in the Turin Derby with Torino left defeated after the 1-0 loss in the Serie A Saturday late game.
The Turin Derby between Juventus and Torino was decided by a second-half penalty Cristiano Ronaldo after Mario Mandzukic was brought down for pouncing on Simone Zaza’s back-pass.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed they took control of the game with Torino intensity started to wane
“I didn’t see the penalty, as I turned my back to it. I very rarely watch the penalties, to be honest,” the Coach told DAZN.
“It was rarely going to be a game with a lot of goals. When Toro’s tempo and intensity began to fall away, we took control of the match.
“It was an extremely difficult fixture, because it’s the derby, because Torino were coming off a strong period of form and we played in the Champions League only three days ago.
Cristiano Ronaldo maintains Juventus deserved the victory.
“It was a difficult match and the pitch was very bobbly, it was quite irregular,” CR7 told DAZN.
“We put in a good performance, played better than Torino, had more scoring opportunities and deserved the victory.”
His penalty was not only the Derby Della Mole decider, but also the 5,000thSerie A goal for Juventus.
“I am happy, but the most important thing was helping the team to win.”