Juventus
    23.02.2016 23:41 - in: Champions League S

    Dybala: “Fighting spirit our saviour”

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    Paulo Dybala identifies the Bianconeri’s battling qualities as the key to claiming a hard-fought draw against Bayern Munich

    Where many might have let their heads drop upon trailing 2-0 at home, the Bianconeri dug deep to claim a dramatic draw against Bayern Munich, triggered by Paulo Dybala’s 63rd minute strike, his first ever in the Champions League.

    Speaking shortly after the final whistle, the Argentine hailed his side’s battling qualities in salvaging a result that keeps them well and truly in the tie.

    He began: “We knew that this was a very difficult game due to the way they play and the stars at their disposal. But we’ve earned their respect on our home patch, with all our supporters cheering us on. We showed great heart and spirit en route to drawing the match.”

    With Bayern beginning the contest at a rate of knots, Juve struggled early on to cope with their quick passing and movement, and Dybala admitted that there was an air of inevitability about the way in which they established their lead.

    “In the first half, we gave them too much space with which to create chances and sooner or later Bayern will score given that amount of time on the ball. At 2-0 down, we played with greater composure, we pressed them higher up the pitch and managed to get our two goals.”

    Looking ahead to the return leg in March, Dybala stressed that they need to keep spirit well and truly on their side in order to come out on top at the Allianz Arena and secure a quarter-final berth in the competition.

    “We need to go into a very difficult ground, where few sides win, but we know that if we replicate the battling qualities we showed in the second half tonight, we can do it.”

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