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Pirlo's post-match press conference recap: "The game was well prepared."

We played a good game against a strong team. We played the game we had to play, then the episodes went in their favor with this goal in the end, but the game was played well, with great intensity, great aggression, we could have brought home at least a point.

Dybala played a good game as long as his body supported him, he hadn't played for a long time, so playing such a physical game against Atalanta at the end he did well. He couldn't keep it up for 90 minutes.

Chiesa had a few problems during the week, Danilo the same, so those available today were the ones who were in better shape.

We haven't faced every game with the same motivation, with the same aggressiveness. When you do it that way it becomes much easier, you see another team on the pitch. Unfortunately, during the year, we didn't have it several times, and we lost points along the way.

We knew it was going to be a game like this because Atalanta makes you play this type of game, one-on-one battles all over the pitch, so the game was prepared in this way. We also kept possession well in many moments.

When you play against them it often happens that they lead you to play a different game from the others, but we didn't fail in that respect.

We have to think about ourselves, we know that we have to play 7 more games, we have to win as many as possible to get to the UCL, but if we play with this spirit and with this desire to bring home the result I am convinced that there will be no problems.

We had our chances today, we didn't take advantage of them, then that moment changed the final result.

Ronaldo didn't score 25 goals this season by accident, we know he's our goal scorer, but he also had a great game in the first leg.