"We definitely created less than Celtic, but in the end we were more clinical," said Claudio Marchisio after Juventus secured a 3-0 UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg win in Glasgow in which he scored the second goal. Having worked hard to keep a clean sheet, Gianluigi Buffon praised the home side and the atmosphere their fans created.
Claudio Marchisio, Juventus midfielder
It was a difficult match. Celtic caused us a lot of difficulties, particularly in the first half, but the team managed to keep up the pressure and bring home a very important result, because scoring three away goals counts for a lot. Taking our chances and scoring was important. We definitely created less than Celtic, but in the end we were more clinical and managed to secure this win.
Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus goalkeeper
We wanted to play the game as we normally do, attacking and pressing our opponents, but we had to face a team which caused us difficulties in the build-up of play, and it was a very intense atmosphere. That's why we tried to have trust in ourselves, defending a bit, being dangerous on the counter, and being clinical with our chances.
The result says it was easy, but the match was very difficult to play. It was pretty hard, and as I said it was determined by certain situations which were basically all in our favour. That's why we achieved such a solid result here, but Celtic showed themselves to be a great team.