Juventus - Real Madrid

Ramos: "Everything worked out perfectly and we now just have to finish the job back at home"

NEWS | 03/04/2018 | Javier García (Turin) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba/Ángel Martínez

"Cristiano’s goal will go down in history. To have the opposition fans applauding says it all", decalred Carvajal.
Sergio Ramos spoke to the media at the final whistle out on the Juventus Stadium pitch in the aftermath of the side's game against Juventus, which ended in a 3-0 away win for Real Madrid. The captain had the following to say about the victory: "It really was a very good all-round performance and we've taken a big step in this tie".
"Everything worked out tonight just as we had planned during the week, it all came together. It's a really good result ahead of the return leg and it was also important that we've kept a clean sheet. Everything worked out great and we now just have to finish the job back at our place".
"Cristiano is in amazing form and that really helps us. Let's hope that he can keep it up for the rest of the season. Tonight he put in an excellent performance, even when you take away his goals, and you've got to look and appreciate the shift he puts in for the side. Let's hope that he now keeps this scoring run going".
Bicycle kick
“It was a wonder goal. I was in a great position to see how he set up for it, and the home support showing their appreciation is just reward for having been at this level for so many years. An unbelievable strike, and just another one of many to add to his never-ending collection”.


Second leg
“The tie isn’t over. If we didn’t have any more games, then I’d tell you that’s that. We’ve managed to get three here, so what’s to stop them doing the same back at the Bernabéu? We had the chances to increase the deficit further, we weren’t able to do so and it would have made things a lot more comfortable but it’s a positive result and now we’ll have to finish the job. It’s the first time I’ve taken an elbow to the face and got a card for my trouble".

Carvajal: "It's not all over"
"The tie isn't all over. We've put ourselves in a strong position in the tie but we've got the second game to come. Juventus will come to us with nothing to lose, will go all out in attack and we have to be prepared to go out and win, as we did tonight. We came here to win the game, to press them, get on the ball and put in a good performance".

“After Dybala’s sending off we carved out more chances in the closing stages, but Juventus had their moments too and we’re very pleased with the result. Now we have to work hard and go out to win it next week just like we did today”.

“It’s tough for a coach to pick his starting XI at this stage. Everyone is putting pressure on and deserves more playing time. Isco played brilliantly and we have to congratulate him. We all have to make a contribution and be well prepared if we’re to have any chance of winning the Champions League and cutting the gap in LaLiga. Everyone has to be firing on all cylinders”.

Cristiano’s goal
“Cristiano’s goal will go down in history. To have the opposition fans applauding says it all. I didn’t really see the move very well from my point of view. I chipped the cross because I noticed they had a lot of defenders in the box. I saw him jump up and I thought, ‘let’s see how he goes with this bicycle kick’, because it was so difficult and then when it hit the back of the net I was speechless”.