Thursday August 15 2013
Buffon pleased for Lazio's Marchetti

Gianluigi Buffon has praised fellow goalkeeper Federico Marchetti, but has admitted that Italy deserved to lose to Argentina.

The Azzurri went down 2-1 to the South Americans in Rome on Wednesday evening, but the Juve man believes that the Lazio shot-stopper deserves his chance.

“Argentina deserved the victory,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “We didn’t do enough in the first half.

“There was a definite difference between us and them.

“It was a particular game, one with a different meaning to other friendlies – it was right to do it in honour of His Holiness.

“Marchetti? I thought he did well. With the National Team he has often been unlucky.

“He did very well, but hopefully he will be quieter on Sunday [in the Supercoppa match].”

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