Paul Pogba hailed Juventus matchwinner Andrea Pirlo after their Europa League win over Fiorentina.

Juve won 1-0 to progress 2-1 on aggregate.

Pogba said: "Before the game we had decided to play our style of football, then the goal comes later. We played better in the second half and Pirlo's goal gave us the win.

"We are happy, as we still remember the 4-2 defeat to Fiorentina here in October."

The tie was decided by a Pirlo free kick, just days after he did the same for a 1-0 Serie A win away to Genoa.

"I have to work hard in order to learn from Pirlo, as he has a golden foot. To copy his technique I'd need to train for many years."

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