BUFFON MADE THE DIFFERENCE-JARDIM

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim felt Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was the difference in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Jardim’s team have been prolific this season, but were unable to get past Juve and Buffon, and the Monaco coach said the shot-stopper was key.

“Juventus started well. They were better than us in the first 10 or 15 minutes. But then, the match was more even,” he said.

“We had more possession, we played more in their last 30 metres. But I think that the clinical finishing made the difference.

“Juventus had three chances and scored two goals. With three chances, we didn’t score.

“And Gianluigi Buffon produced some great saves. Our lack of goals is because of him. He produced two or three wonderful saves. Juventus didn’t concede a goal thanks to his efforts.”

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