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‘Disciplined’ Juventus delight manager Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus gives instructions during the Champions League Round of 16 between Borussia Dortmund and Juventus at Signal Iduna Park
Image: Massimiliano Allegri: Gives instructions at Signal Iduna Park

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was full of praise for his players after the Serie A champions crushed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for only the second time since 2006.

Carlos Tevez drilled in from distance after three minutes and set up Alvaro Morata for the second goal 20 minutes from time. Tevez added his second late on with the Germans well beaten.

Serie A leaders Juventus, unbeaten in their last 12 matches away from home in all competitions, were never threatened by toothless Dortmund who had high hopes of overturning their first-leg defeat in Turin and eventually went out 5-1 on aggregate.

"I am very satisfied because we advanced after playing two very good games," Allegri told reporters. "We were disciplined and allowed Dortmund very little without making many fouls."

Dortmund failed to get a shot on target for more than an hour and only smart second-half saves by keeper Roman Weidenfeller prevented a heavier defeat.

Carlos Tevez and Massimiliano Allegri head coach of Juventus during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus FC in January 2015
Image: Carlos Tevez and Massimiliano Allegri discuss tactics during their 3-0 win against Dortmund

Juve were unfazed by the pulsating atmosphere created by 70,000 Dortmund fans inside the Westfalenstadion, silencing the raucous home crowd early when Tevez, who scored in the first leg, was left with far too much space 25 metres out and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Chasing the game, the hosts were afforded plenty of possession but the Italians shut down the flanks as Dortmund ran out of ideas.

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"We were too harmless," Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said. "If you don't shoot on goal, you can't score and we can't blame the ball, because it flew fairly well, as you could see with the goal Tevez scored."

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