Juventus No2 Alessio: We did nothing wrong

Juventus assistant coach Angelo Alessio defended his players after victory over Catania.

Juventus assistant coach Angelo Alessio defended his players after victory over Catania.

Catania had scored first with a Gonzalo Bergessio goal that was at first awarded and then disallowed for an incorrect offside call 40 seconds later.

Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti was livid and accused the Juventus bench of getting the goal disallowed with their protests.

But Alessio countered: “No, the Juventus bench didn’t do anything. The linesman was talking to the official and he made the decision.

“Some of our players who were closer to the incident went to the officials. A mistake can happen and it’s a shame, but we played our game and wasted several scoring opportunities.

“We took control from start to finish and dominated with 11 shots on goal, making Mariano Andujar the Man of the Match. That says it all. There was only one team on the field – Juventus – and Catania defended well.

“Not allowing anything to players like Papu Gomez, Gonzalo Bergessio and Pablo Barrientos is a great compliment for our defenders.

“An incident can happen, we should all just move on.”

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