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      27.11.2013 23:30 - in: Champions League S

      Bonucci: “Our experience won it for us”

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      The defender puts tonight’s 3-1 victory for the Bianconeri down to their familiarity in dealing with the situation of coming up against a team who set up to defend.

      Leonardo Bonucci believes greater experience was the key to Juventus’ ability to break down a stubborn FC Copenhagen side on their way to recording a crucial 3-1 win tonight.

      Speaking after the victory that propels Antonio Conte’s men to second in the Champions League Group B table, the 26-year-old defender said: “They set out to put 11 men behind the ball and we had our usual difficulties in finding the space to break them down.

      “We did well and had a slice of luck to force the penalties and then drew on all our experience after their equaliser.”

      Bonucci, who was calm and composed at the heart of the back-line this evening, went on to credit Fernando Llorente as a valuable asset against teams whose main objective is to limit the opposition.

      “Our opponents are doing their homework these days and will try and stop us from playing, so for that reason it's important to have something extra in your locker like the high balls for Llorente.”

      On the 56th minute goal hooked past Gigi Buffon from close range by ex-Juve defender Olof Mellberg - the only blemish on an otherwise pristine performance from the Bianconeri - Bonucci concluded: “These things can happen in goalmouth scrambles, and you never know where the ball's going to end up. Mellberg was first on the scene.”

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