The pair clashed in a defensive wall during Juve's 1-0 win.
â€śIt was a manly game with some determined challenges from both sides,â€ť Chiellini told Mediaset Premium.
â€śI apologised to Pjanic for the contact, but there are no problems between us. In games like this Iâ€™ve given a few knocks and received quite a few as well.
â€śI wasnâ€™t trying to elbow him, as I was just trying to block him from moving out of the wall, the same way you do in basketball. We were jostling each other, the referee saw and evaluated everything.
â€śYou canâ€™t say that just glancing by someone is the same as punching them in the face. People are trying to build up controversy that doesnâ€™t exist.â€ť
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