Wednesday October 24 2012
Rossi ‘blames’ Juventus midfield

Italy legend Paolo Rossi believes that Juventus’ problems against Nordsjaelland originated from midfield.

The Old Lady were expected to get their first Champions League win of the campaign in Denmark last night, but they could only salvage a 1-1 draw.

“The Juventus midfield was subdued,” Rossi told Sky Sport Italia. “Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio put in opaque displays.”

According to UEFA stats, Juventus only enjoyed 52 per cent possession during the encounter on Tuesday.

Juve had 15 shots on target against the home side’s five. The Bianconeri also had 15 efforts off target versus the three of Nordsjaelland.

The Italian champions now have home games against Nordsjaelland and Chelsea, before ending the group stage with an away trip to Shakhtar Donetsk.

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