Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri praised Paulo Dybala for his superb free-kick against Atletico: ‘He’s different class’.
The Bianconeri secured top spot in their Champions League group against a stubborn Atletico Madrid side in a slender 1-0 win.
“We used up a lot of energy this evening, as is inevitable in the Champions League,” Sarri told Sky Sport.
“I think we did very well, but like the Atalanta match at the weekend, we had to fight very hard to achieve the victory.
“It was above all a great first half and we built on that. We tend to struggle more in Serie A to pass it around quickly. Perhaps there is more motivation for us in the Champions League, but that is a mistake, because we have to play this style of football in every tournament.
“I was angry in the second half, as we gave the ball away cheaply. The sensation was that, just like Atalanta, we allowed them to cross too much. Maybe we need to improve the intensity with which we close down these crosses and passes in wide areas.
“Ronaldo? I haven’t spoken to him yet about the pain in his knee, but he looked to be in good shape, as in the final stages he was tracking back, fighting hard and helping out in defence.
“Dybala is different class, in a very positive period of form, so right now he is making the difference.”