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Football: Cuadrado, Bernardeschi send Juve through

– Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi scored in either half as Juventus sealed a berth in the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Olympiakos in Piraeus.

Colombian international Cuadrado turned in Alex Sandro s cross after 15 minutes with Italian Bernardeschi getting the second in the final minute as last year s finalists advanced to the last 16 for the fourth straight year.

Massimiliano Allegri s side needed to win to assure their berth even though a draw or even defeat would have been sufficient for the six-time defending Serie A champions depending on the other Group D result.

But Barcelona eased past Sporting Lisbon 2-0 to comfortably finish top on 14 points, with Juventus second on 11 followed by Sporting on seven and Olympiakos at the bottom with just one point.

“It was like a final, we needed the win so we wouldn t have to wait for the result in Barcelona,” said Allegri. “But we need to improve and be more clinical finishing off.

“We got a lot wrong in the second half, so I was angry. Szczesny had a great save an

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