Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri said he was happy for the presence of Gianluigi Buffon after Serie A’s first-ever video review went against his side on Saturday.
With replay involved for the first time this weekend, the video assistant referee awarded a penalty to Cagliari after a foul from Alex Sandro, but Diego Farias’ effort was saved by the legendary goalkeeper and Juventus won 3-0.
Allegri said it would take some time for him to adjust to the new system, but was happy to count on Buffon when needed.
“We’ll have to get used to waiting for the decision,” Allegri said. “In this case it was a penalty against us but fortunately we have the best guy around in goal — he sorts out all sorts of problems for us.
“We defended well out there, especially after the penalty. Before then we let them in a few times, including the move that led to the penalty itself.
“All things considered we performed well at both ends of the pitch.”
“Considering that at the beginning of the season there’s a bit of sparkle lacking, we did well,” Allegri said. “When the team works together in defense it’s difficult for our opponents to shoot on goal.
“In preseason we always conceded, and that was a sign that something wasn’t working.’
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