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Bonucci: Juve defence deserves credit

29 April 2012 21:18

Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has paid tribute to his side's 'impenetrable defence' after Sunday's 4-0 victory over Novara.

The clean sheet at the Artemio Franchi means that the league leaders have now conceded just once in their last eight Serie A outings.

Consequently, Bonucci believes that the Old Lady's defence deserves as much credit for their Scudetto challenge as their attack.

"It's certainly an added value," the Italy international told the club's official website.

"We've conceded one goal in eight games and I think our impenetrable defence is one of the secrets of this Juve side."

Bonucci also hailed the entire team's concentration and humility, revealing that they have already turned their attention to Wednesday's clash with Lecce after moving to within two victories of the title courtesy of their rout of Siena.

"We spoke in the dressing room and knew it would be another tough game like we faced in Cesena (in midweek)," the centre-half said.

"We took to the field with the right focus, possessing the hunger of those who want to win.

"We instantly managed to get things going in our favour, and did well to immediately put the game to bed.

"It was a good victory that’s come from a great team, a great manager and a great project. We’ll now think ahead to Wednesday, because we still haven’t achieved anything."

Juve tackles relegation-threatened Lecce on Wednesday.

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0 - 4

Competition
Serie A
Date
29 April 2012
Game week
35
Kick-off
15:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 4
Venue
Stadio Comunale Silvio Piola (Novara)
Attendance
17649

Goals

0 - 1
16' M. Vučinić
 (assist by A. Pirlo)
0 - 2
40' M. Borriello
 (assist by E. Giaccherini)
0 - 3
50' A. Vidal
 (assist by M. Vučinić)
0 - 4
64' M. Vučinić
 (assist by E. Giaccherini)

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Monday 24 November

Sunday 23 November

23:47
23:26
23:10
22:42
21:05
20:53
20:19
19:56
19:06
19:02
18:54
18:05
17:40
16:42
16:25
16:22
15:32
15:20
14:54
13:42
12:56
12:35
12:31
12:15
12:07
12:01
11:30
11:22
10:41
10:11
08:59
06:30
05:29
05:25
02:38
02:03
00:08
00:02

Saturday 22 November

23:56
23:54
23:35
23:17
23:08
22:52
22:47
22:39
22:16
22:02
21:42
21:40
21:39
21:37
21:32
21:23
21:15
20:45
20:45
20:20
20:16
20:04
20:04
20:01
19:55
19:54
19:54
19:51
19:38
19:31
19:28
19:24
19:21
19:18
19:04
19:02
18:17
18:12
18:09
18:05
18:01
18:00
17:56
17:54
17:29
17:27
16:01
15:05
14:12
14:06
13:58
13:21
12:56
12:28
12:21
11:37
11:29
11:28
10:27
05:30
05:27
03:56
02:15
01:12

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +24 31
2 12 +14 28
3 12 +8 22
4 12 +6 21
5 12 +5 19
6 11 +4 19
7 12 +4 18
8 12 +0 18
9 12 +3 17
10 12 +1 16
11 12 -4 15
12 12 -6 14
13 12 -5 13
14 11 -6 13
15 12 -6 12
16 12 +0 11
17 12 -8 10
18 12 -8 9
19 12 -10 8
20 12 -16 6

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