Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio insists they “dominated” Catania and brushed off the controversial goal incidents in the 1-0 victory.
The Elefantini had broken the deadlock with Gonzalo Bergessio, but his goal was incorrectly ruled offside after virulent protests from the Bianconeri bench. Arturo Vidal eventually netted the winner when Nicklas Bendtner was marginally offside in the build-up.
“On the pitch we didn’t see much. The linesman lifted his flag, then I don’t know what happened,” Alessio told Sky Sport Italia.
Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti was livid and accused the Juventus bench of getting the goal disallowed with their protests.
“No, the Juventus bench didn’t do anything. The linesman was talking to the official and he made the decision.
“Some of our players who were closer to the incident went to the officials. A mistake can happen and it’s a shame, but we played our game and wasted several scoring opportunities.
“We took control from start to finish and dominated with 11 shots on goal, making Mariano Andujar the Man of the Match. That says it all. There was only one team on the field – Juventus – and Catania defended well.
“Not allowing anything to players like Papu Gomez, Gonzalo Bergessio and Pablo Barrientos is a great compliment for our defenders.
“An incident can happen, we should all just move on.”