Giorgio Chiellini Juventus first target has been reached

first_imgJuventus captain Giorgio Chiellini is happy they’ve now booked their spot in the Champions League knockout stages after a 1-0 win over ValenciaA Cristiano Ronaldo assist enabled Mario Mandzukic to tap-in a 59th-minute winner for Juventus on Tuesday night at Turin.The result ensured the Serie A champions of a spot in the last-16 with BSC Young Boys awaiting them in the final Group H fixture in a fortnight.“The first goal of the season has been reached,” Chiellini told the club website.“We knew that it would be a difficult game because Valencia are a dangerous team in the spaces.“In the first half we could do better, we got too enthusiastic, then we did well in the second [half] – the result is certainly deserved.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Now the Italian defender wants Juventus to restore their focus back to their Serie A campaign, despite having not sealed first-place in Group H yet.However, with the likes of Inter Milan and AS Roma awaiting them before the end of the year, Chiellini would rather focus on domestic affairs.“Now we turn the page and start thinking about the Champions [League] in February,” Chiellini added.“We have to concentrate on the championship because we have a good month ahead of us.”Juventus will next take a trip to Fiorentina in a Serie A match on Saturday.last_img