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Wednesday September 18 2013
Bonucci rues wasteful Juventus

Leonardo Bonucci has defended Juventus’ performance in their disappointing 1-1 draw with Copenhagen.

The Old Lady were firm favourites to make a winning start to their Champions League campaign, but they were frustrated by a Danish side who proved difficult to break down.

“If you take away those first 10 minutes then I think we played well,” the defender noted. “It just wasn't enough though.

“Unfortunately their goal came from a lucky deflection. For the rest of the game we were the only side creating openings, but that's how it goes in Europe.

“If you don't take your chances, you pay for it in points.”

Bonucci was part of a three-man defence which saw summer signing Angelo Ogbonna make his Champions League debut.

“He can play in all of the defensive roles,” added Bonucci. “I think he did well in starting up play as well.

“He’s a really good guy and a great defender. He will become a strong point for Juventus across the season.”

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