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Buffon praises Oscar for Champions League performance

Gianluigi Buffon has lavished praise on Chelsea midfielder Oscar following his wonder strike against Juventus in Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in the UEFA Champions League opener for both sides.

The Serie A champion fell two goals behind following a double from the Brazilian, but it was his second of the night that caught the imagination of the Bianconeri No.1, as while he did not approve of his net being breached, he was impressed by the quality of the finish.

"Oscar turned on a sixpence and put the ball under the bar," Buffon told after the game. "I won’t say it’s nice to concede a goal, but it’s still nice to be a part of a great goal like that. Compliments to him."

The goalkeeper then went onto express his satisfaction with Juve's second-half comeback, as Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella scored late on to rescue a point in the club's return to the European competition.

"We are happy to be here," Buffon said. "It is two years since we've been in this tournament and two years of disappointment, but last year we had a great season and we deserved to be here this evening.

"We played a good match and deserved to draw, and as such we are very happy. They also had chances to score, but in the end we played well, attacked and tried to win. A draw isn't a bad result."

Juventus resumes league action on Saturday, hosting Chievo Verona.

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