Saturday November 17 2012
Alessio: 'Lazio played catenaccio'

Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio feels his side “had everything except the goal” in their 0-0 draw against Lazio’s ‘catenaccio.’

“We had so many scoring opportunities and dominated the match. We had everything except the goal.

“Andrea Pirlo was suspended, but we created chances anyway and Leonardo Bonucci hit the crossbar, so he was not missed.”

Alessio accused the Biancocelesti of playing for a point in Turin and relying on goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.

“Lazio played in a catenaccio style and were simply defensive throughout. We must focus only on our own progress and our position in the table.”

Sebastian Giovinco wasted a couple of early opportunities, but Fabio Quagliarella was substituted instead.

“Giovinco had been doing better, but we also had to take into account the upcoming games,” added Alessio.

“The crowd was exemplary. It’s possible there were some jeers, but I won’t take anything away from Giovinco’s performance.”

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