Buffon angry at 'avoidable' result

Juventus captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon expressed his anger over Juventus' 1-1 draw against Nordsjaelland and lamented the avoidable goal conceded.

Football News: Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Juventus were expected to have an easy time against Danish minnows Nordsjaelland but the Serie A champions went behind to a Mikkel Beckmann sublime free kick five minutes into the second half before Mikro Vucinic lashed home an equaliser ten minutes from time.

Buffon was unhappy with the result and felt that Juventus could have avoided going behind in the first place.

"I am angry for the result and the way we conceded the goal," the Italy international said.

"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," he said.

The Bianconeri recorded 30 shots attempted while Nordsjaelland managed only eight and assistant coach Angelo Alessio puzzled over how Juve failed to convert so many chances.

"We had so many chances, but were unable to score and in a game like this that complicates matters," he added.

"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," he conceded.

Juventus are now third in the group with three draws and are four points behind group leaders Shakhtar Donetsk.



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