More and more of an integral cog in Juventus lineup, in spite of late season's loan-spell tenure of his into Olympique Lyonnais ranks, 29-year old Italian defensive allrounder Mattia De Sciglio, commenting upon Bianconeri defeating Zenit Saint Petersbourg, by a 1-0 final outcome, stated:
"Celebrating my birthday with a victory is fantastic. Winning the first three matches of the Group Stage was not a given, at all, and we are satisfied with our path so far. These three points we added to the sheet do not yet guarantee us a passage through to the next round, but they help us a lot in this direction. The fourth consecutive clean sheet also allows us to look with even more confidence towards the upcoming games. From tomorrow on, however, our heads will be on Sunday's match against Inter Milan".