"Incredible but true," beamed Massimiliano Allegri, putting Juve's qualification to the Champions League final in a nutshell.
"The lads really deserve the praise. It's an amazing night for them and for Italian football in general. I'm starting to realise just what a tremendous season we're having – perhaps beyond what anyone ever expected."
Intensity and ability were needed in equal measures to see the Bianconeri through to the final: "We did expect the game to go the way it did, although we knew it wasn't going to be easy. It was one of those nights where you need to combine courage with a first-rate performance.
"Maybe we're still not aware of our full potential but we were superb in both legs of this semi-final. We created chances, and came under a bit of pressure at times. It was a battle between two highly technical sides," the boss continued.
"Real whizz the ball around at lightning speed – it's tough to play against. In the first half we had a lot of possession. We could have done a bit better between the lines, but as I said we were up against top-quality opponents.
"After the restart, apart from a few occasions, we kept it tight and didn't let them in very often."
It was yet another fantastic showing by Juve in what has been a fantastic season. And with two finals still to play, it can only get better.
Allegri went on: "We have a Coppa Italia final coming up which is hugely important for us. Then we have this massive game in Berlin. We've got to the final by believing in our ability and that belief has grown and grown.
"Anything can happen in a one-off match. We'll see which team is in the best shape in a month's time."