Originally Posted by Breaker
That's the Italian style though isn't it, didn't think Juve were out of their comfort zone at all throughout and knew they could set up to counter without much worry. Maybe Celtic surprised them a bit with their play but there were only maybe 1 or 2 clear cut chances they really allowed and they fell to defenders.
Yeah - it's actually quite impressive to see a team that sets out with a conservative gameplan, and can actually defend properly, while being able to exhibit real technical quality on the break. Don't see it too often nowadays (at least if you mostly watch PL).
I was impressed by Celtic, though. They clearly just lacked the technical quality in the final third (Juve closed them down quickly only in the final third, and Celtic players couldn't hold it), anyone who could beat a man (when they played Arsenal a few years ago in CL qualifying they had McGeady and Maloney), and the finishing.