Buffon gives Juventus 7 out of 10

Buffon

In the aftermath of Juventus' thrilling 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, goalkeeper Gigi Buffon insisted that he'd only give the performance a 7 out of 10.

Juventus fought courageously to draw 2-2 with a star-studded Real Madrid side in Turin, but the result leaves their Champions League fate hanging in the balance and didn't entirely impress goalkeeper Gigi Buffon.

The Old Lady led through an Arturo Vidal penalty but went from 1-0 up to 2-1 down after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale before Fernando Llorente levelled at 2-2.

Neither side could find a winner in an open and entertaining last 25 minutes and the draw leaves Juventus bottom of their group but just one point behind Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen after the Danes beat their Turkish opponents 1-0.

Although Antonio Conte's men have won plaudits in the Italian press for their fighting performance, their 'keeper wasn't altogether happy with the evening's work.

"This was a 7 out of 10 Juventus," Buffon told Sky Sport. "Sadly we have dropped some important points in this group, but I wouldn't count tonight as that.

"Iker Casillas was very good and made three decisive saves that allowed Real to return home with a point. 

"However, they are also so dangerous coming forward. Every time they got into the final third I was worried because they produce something at any minute and score."

Juventus must beat FC Copenhagen at home on November 27th and then face a daunting final match away to Galatasaray, which is likely to decide their Champions League fate.

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