Galaatasaray coach Mancini: Juventus still strong without Pirlo

Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini doesn't see Champions League opponents Juventus weakened by the absence of Andrea Pirlo.

Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini doesn't see Champions League opponents Juventus weakened by the absence of Andrea Pirlo.

The Bianconeri will qualify for the Round of 16 if they avoid defeat in Istanbul, but a home win would send the Turkish giants through instead.

Mancini said: “Pirlo is certainly a fundamental player, the one who sets the tempo, but it’s also true they still have Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio and Paul Pogba. It’s not as if their midfield is in bad shape...”

 
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