Dybala: Juve on par with Europe's elite

Mar 15, 2017, 00:58
Dybala: Juve on par with Europe's elite

After losing to Juventus, Porto won its next three league games by a combined score of 12-0.

JUVENTUS are safely into the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Porto 1-0 at the Juventus Stadium.

"For us, it's a different situation", Nuno said when asked if Barcelona's second-leg performance had inspired his side.

Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan had little option but to pull out a red card, with Dybala making no mistake from the penalty, scoring low into the bottom right corner to all but kill off the tie.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was not entirely satisfied. "The result isn't everything".

Mandzukic was next to come close for Juventus in the 23rd minute after meeting a brilliant cross from Juan Cuadrado, but the striker's header was saved by Iker Casillas, who kept hold of the ball under pressure from Higuain.

Juventus last won the Champions League in the 1995/96 season and had to rebuild their reputation following the Calciopoli match fixing scandal, where they were stripped of two league title and demoted to the Serie B in 2006.

Porto grew in confidence the more that Danilo Pereira saw of the ball, and the 25-year-old charged through midfield before squaring to Soares whose shot went straight into the arms of Gianluigi Buffon.

Paulo Dybala believes his Juventus team are on the same level as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona and have just as much chance of winning the Champions League.

Porto nearly grabbed a late consolation on the break, but substitute Jota clipped the ball wide after being played into the left side of the Juve penalty area.

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