Max Allegri called tonight “An important result for Italian football” following Juve’s 3-0 victory in Dortmund.

The Bianconeri played a perfect game against a dangerous Dortmund side, running out 5-1 winners on aggregate.

“The work was done all together between the club, team and Coach. The players allowed nothing to Borussia and I think over two legs they only had one real shot on target,” Allegri told Mediaset.

“It is an important result for Italian football, especially in the way it came about. This squad has everything needed to play even better than they did tonight.

“Obviously you go against sides of great quality and technique at this level, but the lads, the club and the fans all showed they are up to it.

“We can and must improve in terms of passing and game management. We above all did well in the second half. There was a moment of confusion when Paul Pogba went off for Andrea Barzagli.

“In general we were tactically astute and didn’t give away many free kicks either, apart from early on with Arturo Vidal. We’ll see how the draw goes and then play our games. It is our duty to believe, just as we believed going into this round, as the team has great physical and tactical qualities.

“The defence can play with three or four, while everyone moved well and Tevez is an extraordinary striker. Not only does he score goals, but he also helps his teammates and works for the midfield too.

“It is a deserved victory, but we still look forward and can do even better.

“The first day I arrived at Vinovo, I said this team could improve a lot after three years of great results. Of course four at the back means developing the play differently, but the important thing is that everyone takes part and doesn’t just stick to their positions.

“I always believed this team could comfortably play with four at the back, as few sides in Europe have the players Juve do. I think this tactical versatility is a big advantage.”