Juventus striker Quagliarella explains Chelsea equaliser

Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella was proud of his goal in their 2-2 draw at Champions League opponents Chelsea.

Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella was proud of his goal in their 2-2 draw at Champions League opponents Chelsea.

Quagliarella explained what he was thinking when he nutmegged Petr Cech to earn a 2-2 draw for Juventus.

“Considering the way the game was going, this is a very important result for us against the reigning champions,” he said of the Champions League result at Chelsea.

“I was about to shoot with my left foot, then I realised the defender wasn’t there, so I took it into a one-on-one with Cech.”

Quagliarella had come off the bench a few minutes earlier, replacing Sebastian Giovinco.

“It was a tough game. I was called upon and hoped to have a few chances to score. I took one and went close with another by hitting the bar. I gave my all.

“It’s certainly not easy to sit on the bench and watch the matches from the sidelines, but in a big team there is always going to be competition. I always sit there hoping to a) start or b) to come off the bench. Maybe earlier than the last 10 minutes!”

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