Special praise from Juventus coach “Pogba is a great player… If I was in good shape, I would have started every game.”

Paul Pogba (30, Juventus) played a special role by assisting the equalizer. 

Juventus drew 1-1 with Sevilla in the first leg of the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa League semifinals held at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy on the 12th at 4:00 am (Korean time). The two teams advance to the finals in the second round. 

Juventus allowed En Nesiri to take the lead in the 27th minute of the first half. Federico Gatti scored a dramatic equalizer in the 52nd minute of extra time for Juventus, who was heavily defeated.

After the match, Juventus coach Maximiliano Allegri said, “We couldn’t catch up properly in a counterattack situation. Still, we fought well in the second half and deserved a draw. With a draw, we can bet everything on the second leg.”스포츠토토

Paul Pogba, who came on as a substitute in the 25th minute of the second half, played well by assisting the equalizer. “He is a great player,” Allegri said. Had he been fit, he would have started every game. He made a very big contribution today,” he praised.

Juventus has to risk everything in the away second leg. “Sevilla is a very aggressive team,” Allegri said. In particular, it’s insanely pressurized. When the opponent’s back space is open, you need to focus your attack. We have to fight until the 95th minute of the second half, maybe even the 120th minute. We want to advance to the finals.” 

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