Striker Álvaro Morata passed out in the dressing room at Estádio do Dragão after the game between FC Porto and Juventus ended. In the Sky Sports quick interview zone, the Italian coach, ex-player and club legend Andrea Pirlo stated that the winger did not play in the best conditions for the game against the “Dragons”.
“Morata wasn’t doing well and he was sick after the game. He was not doing well for a few days, he was not recovering well from the flu. At the end of the game he collapsed in the locker room, ”said the Juventus coach, saying the player lay down to recover from the faint. Morata did not appear until the second half and replaced Weston McKennie in the 62nd minute.
FC Porto won the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 2-1 against Juventus, the club where Cristiano Ronaldo plays. In the analysis that Pirlo made at the beginning, the coach is of the opinion that the attempt in the first minute of the game – in the words of the coach a “strange goal” – caused the result of the game: “It is natural that the Players lose confidence, especially against a formation they can close in defense. “
FC Porto will defend the advantage gained at Dragão in Turin. The game, which decides on the quarter-finals, is scheduled for March 9th.