Alessio admits Juventus fortunate with derby win

Juventus caretaker coach Angelo Alessio admits they were fortunate with victory over Torino.

Juventus caretaker coach Angelo Alessio admits they were fortunate with victory over Torino.

The Bianconeri ran out 3-0 winner son Saturday night, but only after Kamil Glik’s straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Emanuele Giaccherini’s ankle.

“The red card changed the game, but it was also an inevitable decision from the referee.”

Giorgio Chiellini pulled out with a calf problem, prompting Juve to adopt a different 4-3-3 system.

“We have a basic system, which is the 3-5-2, but Chiellini did not feel ready to come back and asked for more time to fully recover so he can be fit for Wednesday. We did well with the four-man defence too.

“Paul Pogba made a few mistakes, but he is growing and showed some great things tonight. We need a great performance in the Champions League and must go for the victory.”

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