Thursday April 12 2012
Chiellini asks for sharper Juventus

Giorgio Chiellini has again underlined that Juventus need to start taking their chances in front of goal after almost being held to a draw by Lazio.

The Old Lady dominated the tie at the Juve Stadium on Wednesday, but they needed a late piece of magic by Alessandro Del Piero to seal a 2-1 win.

“We all thank Alex for his wonderful goal, but we must learn to seal games in advance,” the international stopper noted.

“We made life difficult for ourselves. At the end of the first half, we should have been two goals in front, instead we conceded Lazio’s equaliser.

“After the break, our way of playing was quite fragmented. Tension was high because a draw in such a match was unconceivable considering that we clearly dominated.”

Juve returned to the top of the table with victory and the defender, who played at left-back last night, has called for focus ahead of the Cesena trip.

“These games are often tricky,” he added. “We’ll play on a synthetic pitch, against a team which will have the chance to write an important page of their history, seeing that we’re unbeaten.

“Therefore, we must be fully alert.”

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