Juventus assistant coach Angelo Alessio admits they threw away two Champions League points after their 1-1 draw with Nordsjaelland.

The Bianconeri have now managed just nine draws and a defeat from their last 10 European matches.

"We had so many chances, but were unable to score and in a game like this that complicates matters," said Alessio.

"We lacked some grit in the first half, while after the break we did play our football. Towards the end we switched to a four-man defence, as Nicklas Bendtner and Sebastian Giovinco were backed by Mirko Vucinic to make the team more dangerous in attack.

"We certainly allowed our opponents too much in the first half, but came out of our shells in the second, created many opportunities and their goalkeeper had to perform several great saves."

Juventus are now in a very dangerous position, as Shakhtar Donetsk lead Group E on seven points, followed by Chelsea on four and the Bianconeri with three.

"Clearly we have to win the next game in order to stay in the running and then get a result against the top two as well," admitted Alessio.

"We have to accept the result, even if we absolutely deserved to win tonight."