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Juventus coach Pirlo with win at Dynamo Kyiv

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo was pleased with their 2-0 win at Champions League opponents Dynamo Kyiv.

The Bianconeri opened their campaign in Ukraine with a victory thanks to Alvaro Morata's two goals in the second half.

“It was important to put in a more solid performance compared to Crotone," Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia, referring to Saturday's 1-1 Serie A draw.

“We were able to try a few things on Monday and were more organised this evening. We could've made more of some of the first half chances, but controlled the game well after taking the lead."

Federico Chiesa was handed a start on the night.

Pirlo continued: "What I wanted was to have many players going into attack. Chiesa can play on either flank, Kulusevski or Aaron Ramsey can play as a trequartista behind a striker.

“Let's not forget we have Cristiano Ronaldo out and Paulo Dybala is not in good shape, so the attacking structure can change, but the players are in the right positions.

“Chiesa is suited to what we wanted to do. He isn't meant to be a fifth midfielder, but a wide attacker, while when defending he becomes a fourth midfielder. He can play on either side and does it very well."

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