Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri spoke after his side’s defeat and highlighted that while the referee was poor, there’s no use in talking about it.
In his post-match interview with Premium Sport, the former Milan tactician said,:
“It’s a shame to be eliminated after a performance like this against a Bayern side with extraordinary players. Football is beautiful because with one minute left in the first half Cuadrado could have made it 3-0. Morata did well and Lichtsteiner had a chance to score an important goal. Mandzukic shot it at the keeper when we could have reopened the game at 4-2. Being up 2-0 at half-time wasn’t simply. We played a game full of personality but we had to improve our final ball.
On the refereeing:
“It’s useless to talk about the ref. I can always compliment my team. It was an important test for us, we played one of the Champion League’s favourites with a young team. We have to forget about it as on Sunday there’s the derby and then there’s the international break.
“I put in a fresh player like Mandzukic who could have help up the ball. Their two smaller centre-halves couldn’t contain him. We had to do better in taking advantage of our chances.”
“He had a good game, then he scored his goal in open space. He’s growing a lot. He can do a lot better in Germany as their team are miles ahead of the rest which gives him more space.”