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    26.01.2014 14:03 - in: Member S

    Twitter reaction to capital comeback

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    Fernando Llorente, Claudio Marchisio and Marco Storari take the plaudits on Twitter for their displays against the Biancocelesti

    Bianconeri fans from across the world took to social networking sites to express their pride in the team as Antonio Conte’s 10 men rallied to earn an important point against a rejuvenated Lazio in their own back yard.

    The never-say-die attitude championed by Juventus clearly struck a chord with those following the action, with praise for the team's positive approach flooding in just seconds after the final whistle. 

    As supporters continued to submit their post-match comments on our official Twitter profile, three clear contenders for last night’s man of the match award emerged: Fernando Llorente, Claudio Marchisio and Marco Storari. 

    Goalscorer Llorente preserved his hot streak of form with his fifth strike in as many Serie A appearances, glancing Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross home to pull Juventus back on level terms. 

    Some of you even predicted that the duo who combined so well against Cagliari would once again produce the goods…

    The Spaniard’s overall determination and work rate as the Bianconeri’s lone striker was exceptional, prompting many of you to select him as your best performer in the capital.

    Deployed in Andrea Pirlo’s customary role as the midfield pivot, Marchisio’s energy and drive provided the platform for Juventus to maintain their command of possession and look to threaten in the final third. 

    And when Buffon was sent for an early bath, the captain’s armband was immediately handed to the 28-year-old, who clearly relished his new-found responsibility as he galvanised the team to a deserved share of the spoils.

    Thrown into the fray with 27 minutes gone, Storari earned his spurs with a fine display of goalkeeping in the second half, producing a string of magnificent saves to keep Lazio at bay. 

    The highlight of his heroics came with less than quarter of an hour remaining when he flung himself instinctively at Miroslav Klose’s header from point-blank range to tighten Juventus’ grip on a priceless point.

    As they left the Stadio Olimpico, Llorente and Marchisio took to their respective Twitter accounts to comment on the final outcome. The Spaniard spoke of a “very difficult game, but very important point”, while the midfielder admitted it was “a pity to not extend the winning streak” before praising the “character shown when down to ten”.

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