Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has spoken of his anger in the aftermath of the Serie A champions' draw to FC Nordsjaelland in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
The result gave the Danish minnows their first point in the competition, after they lost their first two games in convincing fashion, and they took the lead courtesy of a goal from Mikkel Beckmann. Despite an equalizer from Mirko Vucinic in the last 10 minutes of the match, the Italians still feel as though it is two points dropped, rather than a point salvaged.
"I am angry for the result and the way we conceded the goal," Buffon said to reporters. "We conceded a very avoidable free kick on the edge of the box, and that was frankly the only way they could possibly score against us. The free kick was perfect, and I couldn't do anything about it.
"The first half was balanced, but after the break there was only one team on the field. Never more than tonight was the result down to a single incident. There are no easy games in the Champions League and Nordsjaelland played on a par with Chelsea for almost 75 minutes. Now we have to do everything possible to win the next few games."
Juventus assistant coach Angelo Alessio shared Buffon's sentiments, and he admitted he was baffled over how the Turin giants failed to win the game.
"We had so many chances, but were unable to score and in a game like this that complicates matters," Alessio said. "We certainly allowed our opponents too much in the first half, but came out of our shells in the second, created many opportunities and their goalkeeper had to perform several great saves. Clearly we have to win the next game in order to stay in the running and then get a result against the top two as well."
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