Juve 2-0 Roma: “We’ll be back stronger” after being knocked out by the Rossoneri 2-2 draw.
Juventus were looking to make their fifth straight Champions League place, but Roma came through the final day of the season to beat their arch rivals 3-1 in the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roma were the beneficiaries of a late strike by Marco Faraone which put Juve ahead, and then a late goal by Simone Inzaghi to put Roma 2-on-2.
With four goals conceded from a possible six chances, Juventus remain fourth in Serie A, three points behind leaders Juventus, who have the tie at 0-0.
But after that, the Bianconeri are looking for a fourth straight win over Roma and to beat Roma in the next two games, against Genoa on Tuesday and at the Avio Arena on Saturday.
“It was a difficult game,” said goalkeeper Matteo Darmian, who made nine saves to preserve his side’s clean sheet.
“We started well and made some good chances, but we could not find the net and we got beaten by the best team in the league.”
I think we had a couple of good chances that were saved but we didn’t get the chances that we needed.
“We are not in the top three and I think it will be difficult, but it is a big step for us.”””
I thought the last 30 minutes we were in control, but then after 30 minutes they scored some fantastic goals. “
We are not in the top three and I think it will be difficult, but it is a big step for us.”
Gianluigi Buffon scored twice in the opening minutes for Juventus, and in addition, Matteo Bonucci and Simone Zaza also made their Serie A debuts for Roma.””
I think our defence gave us a lot of problems, but the goals they scored gave us hope that we could come back strong.”
Gianluigi Buffon scored twice in the opening minutes for Juventus, and in addition, Matteo Bonucci and Simone Zaza also made their Serie A debuts for Roma.
“Gianluca scored a great goal, it was a very nice goal, he made a great pass for Simone and then he put a great shot into the back of the net,” added Roma boss Rudi Garcia.
“He was the star of the show, he has been here for a long time and he is a player that can score goals.”
This is the best game we have played in a long, long time, it’s a great result.
“This was an amazing result.”
But if you look at Roma, they will score at a good rate.””
The goal that Bonucci scored at Stadios is important for us, he scored three goals and we did not have enough players to defend him.”
But if you look at Roma, they will score at a good rate.
“Juventus have been good and we will have to be even better than last season.”
Roma have won three of their last four meetings with Juve, but this is the first time they have managed to win two successive Champions League matches in the same season since the 2014-15 season.