Sunday February 23 2014
Buffon: 'Tevez made the difference'

Gigi Buffon complimented Torino for causing Juventus problems, but said “champion” Carlos Tevez made the difference.

The Apache decided the 1-0 result in the Derby della Mole this evening.

“It’s one of the few times Torino were able to play against us with no pressure, thanks to the great campaign they are having,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.

“It was a ‘real’ derby, quite an English-style one with the referee letting the action run. Compliments to Torino, as their performance made it really difficult for us.

“In a complicated and balanced encounter like this, the difference is made by those moments of magic from a champion. We’ve got several and today Carlos was decisive.”

However, Torino felt they deserved a penalty when Andrea Pirlo tripped Omar El Kaddouri.

“From my position I didn’t see any actual contact, but even then not every contact has to be a penalty,” shrugged Buffon.