Thursday April 3 2014
Bonucci: 'A very important win'

Leonardo Bonucci admits his goal gave Juventus “a very important victory” in the Europa League at Lyon.

The centre-back fired under the bar when Lyon failed to clear a corner five minutes from time in the first leg of this quarter-final.

“In the first half we struggled to find the right spaces to play our football, while after the break we didn’t risk anything other than on set plays,” Bonucci told Mediaset.

The Bianconeri have kept four clean sheets in five Europa League games this season.

“Lyon ran so hard in the first half, but in the second we were able to bring home a very important victory.

“My celebration? It was aimed at some of my friends who were in the stands tonight. I wanted to dedicate it to someone who died on Monday at the age of 45 and left a family. He was a Milan fan, but was always very kind to me and I spoke to him often."