The Sea Horses held out for most of the game in Turin, but were beaten 2-0 after Claudio Marchisio's strike and a contested Arturo Vidal penalty.
"I am very happy with the performance of the lads," said the Coach after this 2-0 victory.
"At the end of the first half I told the players to stay calm, because sooner or later we'd have broken the deadlock with the way we were playing.
"I told the wingers to stay wide and make life difficult for the Cesena defence, without clogging up the midfield. We did well to keep them pegged back."
"I told him he couldn't possibly and should not even attempt to play like Pirlo. We signed Pazienza to play like Pazienza, which is what he did very effectively."