Wednesday November 21 2012
Chiellini: We still need a point!

Giorgio Chiellini admits he has regrets that Juventus have still not qualified for the Champions League last 16 despite the emphatic win over Chelsea.

“It’s shame that we can’t celebrate qualification after winning this tie,” the 28-year-old commented. “Now we need a point, a difficult and important one.”

Juve are unbeaten in their group, but will need to get a result in Ukraine against Shakhtar Donetsk to get through.

The Old Lady crushed the reigning European Champions with a 3-0 scoreline at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday.

“It wasn’t easy,” the stopper added. “They have extremely dangerous attackers who can pounce when given space and we did afford them the odd opportunity.

“However, it was a great Juventus performance. We’ve got back to playing a great brand of football following the Inter defeat.

“We’re now playing with that intensity again which was missing at the start of the campaign.”

Chiellini limped out of the game in the closing stages. “I suffered a muscle strain, but I don’t think it is anything too serious.”

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