Tuesday April 2 2013
Buffon: 'It changed direction'

Gigi Buffon explains what happened when that David Alaba shot beat him within the opening 30 seconds in Munich.

“We knew that we were facing a great team,” said the goalkeeper after Juventus lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich.

“It’s clear we had some certainties about ourselves, but there’s nothing to say tonight, as they thoroughly deserved the victory and had even more chances to hurt us.

“Alaba’s shot got a deflection and I was moving towards the right, but the change of direction caught me out. I had already made a step to the right and the ball changed direction mid-air.”

Buffon had kept four consecutive clean sheets in the Champions League, unbeaten for 491 minutes of football.

“Our opponents were better on the night, that is the truth. At times we had less sharpness under their pressure and I tried to alternate passes with longer kicks.

“If we arrived at this point it was thanks to our characteristics, so it was only right to continue the approach we have always taken.”

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