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Soccer News of Friday, 4 April 2014


Asamoah: Juventus outplayed Lyon

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has noted Juventus’ triumph over Lyon on Thursday was their movement off the ball in the second half.

The Old Lady will be heading into the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final well cushioned after Leonardo Bonucci scored a late goal to secure a 1-0 away victory.

“Above all in the second half we played well,” the 25-year-old told Sky Sport Italia. “The first half was alright, but we didn’t do enough of the movements we had practiced in training.”

“We also did better out of possession and weren’t pushed back so much.”

Asamoah said he is psyched up to go an extra mile as Juve face Livorno on Monday with a few injuries in camp.

“At this moment there are many players out injured, so the rest of us have to work twice as hard and it’s not easy.

“I am ready to play every game if the coach asks, as I am a professional and prepared to do anything for the team. It’s better for a player to be on all the time than to be out of action.”

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