Wednesday January 3 2018
Allegri: 'Objectives are clear'

Max Allegri ignored VAR questions after the 2-0 victory over Torino, but made it clear their “objective” is to retain the Coppa Italia.

“We reached the Semi-Final for the fourth year running and the lads took the right approach to this game,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We ran a few risks in the first half, while in the second we had many scoring opportunities and I am happy with what we did. Now we’ll see what happens against Cagliari in Serie A on Saturday.”

The Bianconeri’s victory never really seemed in doubt, as Douglas Costa hit a fierce half-volley into the top corner and Wojciech Szczesny was rarely tested, but there was controversy around the second goal.

Toro wanted a free kick for Sami Khedira’s challenge on Afriyie Acquah in the build-up to the Mario Mandzukic strike, but the referee awarded the goal even after viewing the incident on VAR.

“I didn’t see the incident and I will not comment. I never comment on VAR. I will just say we could’ve scored another couple of goals, at least.”

Juve will face Atalanta in the two-legged Semi-Final, while Milan take on Lazio.

“The big clubs went out of the tournament and we go forward. Our objectives are clear. Atalanta deservedly beat Napoli to reach the Semi-Final and it won’t be easy against them, but we’ll make sure we are ready.”

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