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02 Oct 2012

Bonucci: "You have to go flat out in the UCL"

Centre-back's dedication after his cracking strike earned the team a point against Shakhtar: "For my son - it was his first time at the stadium today"

An important goal and a special dedication. Tonight's match against Shakhtar will long be remembered by Leonardo Bonucci, even if it didn't go quite as planned before kick-off.

Leonardo had this to say after the final whistle: "Considering the way the game was panning out at one point, we did well to get ourselves back in it. We stood off them too much at the start and let them take the game to us. That's not how we're used to playing. Then when we seized control we caused problems for them. We must learn that you have to go flat out in the Champions League. My goal? Yeah, I'm happy with that. It's my first in the Champions League. I went over to celebrate where my wife was sitting with my son – it was his first time at the stadium today."