Marchisio delighted with Juve spirit in derby

Claudio Marchisio has heaped praise on his Juventus team-mates for the "character" shown in the 2-0 victory over Torino on Sunday.

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The 2-0 win helped Juve take a big step towards winning the Scudetto this season, but Marchisio acknowledged that they had to dig deep in order to come up with the points against their city rivals.

"It was a similar game to our first meeting with Torino this season. We had difficulty breaking them down at our stadium and it was the same again today." he told the club's official website.

"But in the end, we managed to score and the claim the points. We showed great character."

Juventus are just a win away from defending their Serie A title and Marchisio then revealed he is relishing the opportunity to potentially celebrate the success in front of the home supporters.

"Apart from my goal, I'm also very happy about the victory because it takes us to within a whisker of being champions," added Marchisio.

"We now have the opportunity to celebrate the Scudetto with our fans at home, even though we will be up against a Palermo side fighting for survival."

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