Serie A news

Juve's Bonucci eyes domestic success

December 13, 2013
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent,

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is keen to move on from his side's Champions League elimination.

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An 85th-minute goal by Wesley Sneijder took Galatasaray through to the draw for the last 16 of Europe's elite club competition at Juve's expense on Wednesday afternoon and while the Serie A side were critical of the conditions they were forced to play in, Bonucci says it is time to turn the page.

The Bianconeri lead Serie A by three points from Roma and must now focus on winning the domestic league title for a third straight year, rather than the snow in Istanbul.

Marco Luzzani/Getty ImagesBonucci has been an ever-present in the Juventus defence since joining in 2010

"No excuses, no regrets – we take to the field to win…always!!!" he wrote on his Twitter account.

Juve host Sassuolo on Sunday in a game which has been put back from its original Saturday evening slot to allow the Turin club more time to recover from the delayed conclusion of their match with Galatasaray.

They will then turn their attentions to the draw for the Europa League on Monday, when they will learn their first opponents on the way to a potential final in their own Juventus Stadium home, while on Tuesday they face Avellino for a place in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia.

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