Monday December 7 2015
‘Juventus like Barça, Madrid’

Sevilla Coach Unai Emery believes Juventus are “of the same calibre as Barcelona and Real Madrid”.

Los Rojiblancos welcome Massimiliano Allegri’s side to Sanchez Pizjuan tomorrow, with the the Bianconeri looking to top the group and the Spanish side hunting a Europa League place.

“The team we’re facing tomorrow is of the same calibre as Barcelona and Real Madrid,” Emery warned in his pre-match Press conference, though Sevilla have beaten both this season.

“We’ll work in the same way we’ve done against those teams.

“I’ve analysed the Italian League in depth, from the analysis that we did, Juventus have an expert defence. They’re solid, they have quality and characteristics that are rare in the world, not just in Italy.

“Juventus have three incredible central-defenders, [Andrea] Barzagli, [Leonardo] Bonucci and [Giorgio] Chiellini.

“Game after game they show how amazing they are, playing with a back-three or even when they play with just two of them in a 4-4-2, they have great qualities which are hard to find.”

Sevilla must beat the Old Lady tomorrow, and hope that Manchester City also beat Borussia Monchengladbach.

“It’s not in our hands, all we can do is play a great game, prepare very well to face a strong opponent but have faith in ourselves.

“If we win tomorrow then we’ll look at the match in Manchester. City have to win to reach important goals [topping the group], and Borussia are in great form.

“All these ingredients insure it’ll be a great game, but for us the only goal is to win tomorrow.”