Thursday February 21 2019
Morata questions Chiellini conduct

Alvaro Morata suggests Giorgio Chiellini dived to deny him a goal during Atletico Madrid-Juventus. “I’d need much more to throw him to the ground.”

Atleti ended up taking a 2-0 lead in their Champions League last-16 tie with Juve on Wednesday evening, but controversy struck when VAR disallowed Morata’s header, adjudging the striker to have pushed Chiellini in the build-up.

“It’s a very important victory because Juventus are one of the best teams in the world,” the Chelsea loanee told Rai Sport.

“It won’t be easy in Turin. I celebrated my goal here because it meant so much to me, but I’d never do it again.

“I wanted to greet my former fans, who did a lot for me. Chiellini? If he did to me what I did to him, it wouldn’t have been a penalty.

“I’d need much more to throw Chiellini to the ground. In return leg you can never say never. We must go there with belief.”

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