Sunday January 26 2014
Marchisio: '10-man Juve could've won'

Claudio Marchisio couldn’t help but feel disappointed despite 10-man Juventus fighting back for a draw at Lazio.

Gigi Buffon was sent off after 25 minutes, but Fernando Llorente’s extraordinary looping header earned a 1-1 result at the Olimpico.

Last night’s draw interrupted Juve’s club record run of 12 consecutive Serie A victories.

“It’s a shame, as we wanted to keep winning, especially coming back to Rome three days after the Coppa Italia defeat to Roma,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“We had great character and kept believing in ourselves. It’s a pity that our tempo was too slow when we were 11 against 11, then with 10 it brought out our character.

“In the Buffon red card, two and a half years ago I had a similar incident against Inter and the goalkeeper wasn’t sent off, so I was asking the referee what the difference was.

“It’s a sign for us, that we are alive and kicking and always want to reach the result.”