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Arturo Vidal's hat-trick ensured that the Bianconeri defeated Copenhagen on Wednesday, but the Italian defender reserved praise for the Spanish striker

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has lauded Fernando Llorente as the club's "weapon" on the back of a 3-1 win over Copenhagen on Wednesday.

The Spanish striker was a key focal point as the Bianconeri secured a comprehensive Champions League victory on home turf, though it was midfielder Arturo Vidal who grabbed the headlines with his hat-trick.

Bonucci was pleased with how he and his team-mates handled the anti-attacking tactics of the visitors and heralded Llorente for helping to break down the Danish side's defence.

"Copenhagen tried to defend with 10 players behind the ball," the Italy international, 26, said to reporters after the match.

"We did well to bring the advantage back in our favour by playing with the calm and the experience that we have acquired over the years.

"In recent years we have played great football but we are changing it [against some] opponents. When we sometimes play ball high, Llorente is certainly a most effective weapon for us."

Antonio Conte's men need to win or draw their final game away to Galatasaray to qualify second in Group B behind Real Madrid, but defeat at the Turk Telekom Arena will see them eliminated from the Champions League.