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Catania chief Lo Monaco: Stop Pirlo. Stop Juventus

Catania sports chief Pietro Lo Monaco feels Juventus over-rely on Andrea Pirlo.

The Sicilians drew 1-1 with Juve on the weekend.

Lo Monaco declared: "They are Pirlo-dependent, it is he who makes them play. If you take him out then the others become like ants and forsake their play.

"However, they still have a strong team that never gives up and at the particular moment are going as good as Milan and Inter.

"We played a good game [on Sunday], one that reconciled us with football. It gives us confidence to continue in the same direction.

"The team responded well, played for great stretches of the game without awe, and earned a point, even as they could have collected a win.

"Juve have always taken a lot from their visits to the Massimino, with minimal effort: they remain an opponent we are still unable to beat at home, but we have beaten them in Turin, which is a historic achievement."

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