There aren’t many other ways of putting it: Wednesday night’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City to seal qualification for the Champions League knockout stages was one to behold for supporters and players alike.
Especially for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro, who would even have added his own personal touch to proceedings had his sliding close-range effort from Alvaro Morata’s chipped cross not rebounded off the post late in the second half.
Discussing yesterday’s win with Bianconeri fans on the club’s official television channel Jtv the day after the match, Sturaro began: “There’s always a great atmosphere in the dressing room after a game like that. It was a perfect evening for us and a victory as pleasing as that is great for morale.”
“It wasn’t easy (qualifying for the first knockout round) by any stretch of the imagination but we’re there now on merit because we’ve played well in the group stages. Playing in the Champions League, with the atmosphere that it generates, you don’t need much more motivation to win than that.”