Watch: Five things we learned from Juventus win at Olympiakos

Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi were on target as Juventus beat Olympiacos 2-0 to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

Here, Press Association Sport identifies five things we learned from Juventus' victory.

Don't write Juve off

Juventus have struggled to hit the heights of last season, making hard work of Champions League qualification and being a couple of points off the pace in Serie A. But only the foolhardy would disregard the Old Lady, with shrewd coach Massimiliano Allegri in charge of a squad which bristles with quality. They might not be the most fancied team in the competition but they remain capable of giving the big beasts of European football a bloody nose.

Juan to remember

Juan Cuadrado is known more for setting up rather than scoring goals. But it might have been playing on the Colombian winger's mind that he had not netted in the Champions League since scoring Juventus' winner against Lyon in October 2016. Certainly the delight on his face after he opened the scoring suggested that it was a weight off his shoulders.

Alex the Great

No wonder Chelsea pursued Alex Sandro so strongly last summer. The Brazilian full-back was an integral figure as Juventus reached the Champions League final last season and he was just as impressive here in setting up Cuadrado's 15th-minute opener. Sandro has the pace and power to leave defenders for dead and he matched his penetrative run with a quality cross that Cuadrado simply could not fail to convert.

Szczesny is an able deputy

Wojciech Szczesny made 180 appearances in nine years at Arsenal but always had his critics in north London. The Poland goalkeeper spent two seasons on loan at Roma before making the switch to Juventus, where he is developing his game alongside the educated eye of Gianluigi Buffon. An injury to Buffon gave him an opportunity against Olympiacos and he played his part in Juventus progressing with an excellent first-half stop.

Greeks bearing gifts

Olympiacos' poor performances in the Champions League showed just how far the Greeks are behind the European elite. The Greek champions picked up only one point from six games, albeit a commendable goalless home draw against Barcelona. But Olympiacos lacked power and craft up front and had a soft centre in defence which opponents found easy to exploit.

Juan Cuadrado is mobbed by his Juventus team-mates after scoring at Olympiakos.Juan Cuadrado is mobbed by his Juventus team-mates after scoring at Olympiakos.

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