Monday April 16 2018
Matuidi: ‘Juventus are proud’

Blaise Matuidi says Juventus are “proud of what we did” against Real Madrid, despite going out of the Champions League.

The Bianconeri lost 3-0 to the holders in Turin, but had turned the tie around at the Bernabeu and were 3-0 up in injury time.

However, Medhi Benatia conceded a penalty which was converted by Cristiano Ronaldo, sending Juve out of the competition.

“I think everyone saw our great commitment in the Champions League, even if we are disappointed by the elimination,” Matuidi told Juventus TV.

“We did our best, not just anyone can win 3-1 in Madrid, and it’s been a long time since Madrid were in so much trouble in the knockout stages.

“We were so close to a great feat but unfortunately we didn’t succeed. The fans thanked us, and we’re proud of what we did.”

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