As for the game, Chiellini epitomises Italian defending. It is a joyous combination of cunning wit, athleticism and passion. The burly defender glides along the back-four waiting for his chance to hurl himself into the nearest attacker or in the way of the next goal-bound strike
Watch his night summed up in this video below.
Giorgio Chiellini vs. Spurs
Juventus’ gladiator. An incredible performance from the man who seems to love nothing more than defending, as he helped slow down one of the best strikers in the world and led them to the quarterfinals. pic.twitter.com/goCtf3GWUs
— EiF Video💜 (@EiF_Highlights) March 8, 2018
If I was ever accused of murder I’d definitely want Giorgio Chiellini to defend me.
— David Preece (@davidpreece12) March 7, 2018
Giorgio Chiellini put his body on the line time and time again tonight. Warrior of a defender. Him and Buffon celebrating a block as if it were a goal. Two Greats of the game. pic.twitter.com/1iZbSq7Jp7
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 7, 2018
Giorgio Chiellini can block anything ❌ pic.twitter.com/RLbZacLIvN
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 7, 2018