Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was disappointed to lose 2-1 against Manchester United but is refusing to panic. Cristiano Ronaldo’s magnificent volley had Juve on course for victory but it was the visitors who would land a stunning blow in a Champions League clash to cherish.
Juan Mata’s superb free-kick four minutes from time sent the visitors wild, but the best was yet to come as an Ashley Young free-kick was unwittingly bundled in at the back post by Juventus’ Alex Sandro to give United a last-gasp win.
The 2-1 victory is United’s latest memorable win in Turin and boosts their hopes of progressing from Group H to the knockout rounds. As for Allegri, he was naturally disappointed after falling to a late defeat on home turf, but is happy that their destiny still remains in their own hands.
“It’s a shame,” he said. “The team produced a good performance but were never able to put them to bed. There’s always a risk when you play against the top teams.
We give away too many free-kicks in both wide and central areas. “That said, we’re still top. We have two games left that we can use to ensure we win the group and go through to the last 16. “We will lose matches. Today we could lose, but that feeling of ‘we go to play, we go to try to win’.”