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20 Oct 2013 - in: Serie A

Barzagli reflects on Fiorentina reverse

The defender attempts to shed some light on the Bianconeri’s defeat at the Artemio Franchi: “We dominated the game, going close to the third goal, and before we know it we’re 3-2 down”

Andrea Barzagli says he is struggling to explain how the Bianconeri let a two-goal lead slip through their grasp to end up on the losing side against Fiorentina this afternoon.

The defender, speaking to Sky Sport Italia, believes Juventus would have been worthy winners before the hosts launched a stunning revival.

Commenting on the 4-2 defeat, Barzagli said: “I honestly don’t know how to explain what just happened. We dominated the game, going close to scoring a third goal, and before we know it we find ourselves 3-2 down. There weren’t even signs of a potential Fiorentina comeback.

“Unfortunately we’re paying the price this year. It’s not as if we’re allowing our opponents more shots on goal when compared to last season - but we’re always punished. We’re 99% focused but clearly this isn’t enough.”