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Conte rues misses as Solbakken praises FCK

Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 0.20CET
"It was one of those nights," conceded Juventus boss Antonio Conte after his side missed a host of chances at FC København, whose coach Ståle Solbakken praised FCK's heart.
Conte rues misses as Solbakken praises FCK
Paul Pogba laments another missed chance for Juventus ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

KøbenhavnJuventus

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)44
 
56
Total attempts8
 
25
on target6
 
13
off target2
 
12
blocked3
 
3
against woodwork0
1
Corners3
 
16
Offsides3
 
5
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
16
Passes512
 
629
completed371
 
504

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 19:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 0.20CET

Conte rues misses as Solbakken praises FCK

"It was one of those nights," conceded Juventus boss Antonio Conte after his side missed a host of chances at FC København, whose coach Ståle Solbakken praised FCK's heart.

Ståle Solbakken, København coach
Our first half was next to perfect and apart from scoring a goal we had two more opportunities. I think that performance was the best we can manage at the moment. As the second half progressed we got tired, the distance between the players got bigger, and we started to make the kind of mistakes you make as a result of being tired and missing some control. However, we had a great goalkeeper and our heart was in it all the way. Towards the end we defended as if we were Italians, and now we have drawn against one of the teams who may win the Champions League.

Antonio Conte, Juventus coach
I do not think we underestimated them because last year we also drew in Denmark. During my career I have learned that creating at least ten glorious opportunities to score is not enough to win games if you do not put the ball in the net. I can't remember us ever creating so many opportunities to score in a single game during my time as Juventus coach. Their goalkeeper was just amazing but we also helped him with some poor finishing. This is football, we all know how it works. It is not enough to play well if you do not score. You also risk losing games like this when you miss so many chances. I think our forwards played well and worked hard for the team – they just missed the goal. But it was one of those nights when the ball did not want to go in.

Last updated: 19/09/13 0.01CET

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