Paulo Dybala was left frustrated with Juventus’ 2-1 defeat at BSC Young Boys, despite winning Group H anyway
The Argentine striker scored a consolation goal 10 minutes from time in Switzerland as Juventus fell to their second defeat of the season.
The Bianconeri enjoyed 60% of possession during the game and registered 25 shots compared to Young Boys’ nine.
However, once Guillaume Hoarau’s brace had put Young Boys in a commanding lead, the Swiss side opted to focus on defending their advantage rather than seek out a third goal.
But, in the end, Valencia’s 2-1 win over second-place Manchester United meant that no harm was done for Juventus – who won Group H by two points.
“We go through in first place thanks to Valencia, but we didn’t take our chances today,” said Dybala on the club website.
“After their two goals, they shut up shop completely. I want to score to help the team and win, even though that didn’t happen today.”
As for whether he fears any team in the next round, Dybala replied: “To win the Champions League you need to beat everyone.”
Meanwhile, Italian defender Daniele Rugani chose to stick to the positives after making only his fourth start this season for Juventus.
“We’re looking at it like a glass half-full – the main thing was progressing from the group and we’ve done that from top spot,” said Rugani.
“However, we need to show we deserve to win even in games where we’re favourites because the scoreline is always 0-0 at the start.
“Tonight we didn’t hit the heights we’ve been playing at since the start of the year.
“It’s another lesson to learn and something we can build on. We’ve got big objectives to achieve.”
Juventus will next take on local rivals Torino in the Derby della Mole this Saturday in the Serie A.