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Bonucci: We did all we could against Lyon

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A dejected Leonardo Bonucci was disappointed to see Juventus bow out of the Champions League, saying they did all they could against Lyon.

A record-breaking double from Cristiano Ronaldo at the Allianz Stadium was not enough to see Juve progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Juventus edged out Lyon via a 2-1 scoreline on the evening but the Ligue 1 side have the away-rule to thank for their quarter-final spot.

The Serie A champions saw majority of the possession but were unable to conjure up that all-important third goal that would have sent them through.

With 30 minutes remaining after Ronaldo’s second of the evening, Juventus tried and tried to no avail as Lyon held on to their advantage.

After the game, captain Leonardo Bonucci rued missed chances but insists his side did all they could to turn the tie.

“There’s disappointment, obviously,” the captain told Sky Sport Italia.

“We knew Lyon would sit waiting for us with 10 men behind the ball, crammed back into their own half. We created many chances, but in football you can create chances without bringing home the objective.”

“It’s a pity. We should’ve done a lot better in the first half in France, when we created very little and gave Lyon the chance to score a goal. These ties are decided over 120 minutes.”

“Unfortunately, it’s a matter of centimetres that makes the difference at this level, whether the ball is in or out.”

“We proved that our fitness levels were good, we pushed for 95 minutes, created four or five clear scoring opportunities and Lyon had I think one shot on goal. They qualified, congratulations to them.”

Despite their Serie A triumph, there is a general sense of disappointment for Juventus but Bonucci insists they did all they could in all competitions.

“It has been an anomalous season, we found ourselves playing in July and August to decide the tournaments. We achieved the Scudetto, but knew with this format that anything could happen in the Champions League.”

“We did all we could.”