Monday February 25 2019
Mancini tips Juve for CL comeback

Roberto Mancini has backed Juventus to come back against Atletico Madrid. “They did from 3-0 down at home to Real Madrid last season.”

Juve trail 2-0 and without any away goals in their Champions League last-16 tie with Atleti, but Mancini believes the Bianconeri have what it takes to still reach the quarter-finals.

“Juve-Atletico? They know it’ll be a difficult game,” the Italy CT told Tiki Taka.

“There’s no magic formula for the comeback, but Juve are an experienced team and they came back from 3-0 down at home to Real Madrid last season.

“Perhaps Ronaldo isn’t doing in the Champions League what he’s done in the past, but he’s always achieved important things.

“He’s doing well in Serie A. I think at his level, it’s hard anywhere. The League in Italy is as difficult as it is in England and a little less so in Spain, but for me he’s having a good season.

“Simeone? He had great character as a player and he’s made his team very difficult to face. They also annoy you in certain situations at home.

“His gesture? It was in poor taste, but I think he was the first to know that and he apologised.”

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