The Bianconeri had drawn the first leg 1-1 in Spain and had several big chances here too, including Dusan Vlahovic hitting the crossbar and a tough save on Alvaro Morata.
However, they crumbled in the final 15 minutes when Daniele Rugani gave away an avoidable penalty, Pau Torres tapped in unmarked from a corner and a Matthijs de Ligt handball prompted another spot-kick.
“This is the Champions League, there are teams of a very high level and these things can happen,” Danilo told Mediaset Infinity and Sky Sport Italia.
“We must learn from this, because in order to compete at the highest level, you need to be concentrated all the way to the end. We were too unbalanced going forward and they punished us.
“We made some mistakes, we have to improve and keep working day after day, because tiny details make the difference.
“It’s difficult to understand what just happened. We can only apologise to everyone and learn from this for the future, because this is a valuable lesson in the Champions League.”
This is a very different verdict compared to Allegri, who insisted he would not have changed his approach to the game in hindsight and that his team did play a good game.
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