Thursday April 10 2014
Marchisio: 'It wasn't easy'

“It wasn’t easy to reach the semi-final of the Europa League,” said Claudio Marchisio after Juventus beat Lyon.

The midfielder got the second goal in a 2-1 victory in Turin, securing passage 3-1 on aggregate.

“It wasn’t easy to reach the semi-final of the Europa League. We started well tonight, then conceded an equaliser,” Marchisio told Mediaset.

“My goal was fortunate, but now we will play the semi. Our objectives are to keep going to the end in every competition.”

Carlos Tevez had scored today, but his European goal drought continues after five years because it was flagged offside.

“The important thing is that we win and that the team wins. Tevez is a great champion and he proves that when he doesn’t score too.

“Our team has grown also thanks to Tevez.”

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