Mancini smiled ruefully on the touchline when the referee pointed to the spot for a challenge on Fabio Quagliarella. At the time his side was 1-0 up, then went 2-1 down only to snatch a 2-2 draw at the death.
“I got to know my players a bit more, as I didn’t know all of them well. I knew this would be a tough game because Juventus are a great squad,” Mancini told Sky Sport Italia.
“We fell back physically in the second half, so this team needs to work and we’ll have time for that on the break for international duty.
“It was a strange game, as Juve went behind and they were awarded a penalty that was, shall we say, strange? I think without that they would not have been able to score tonight. I don’t think it was a penalty.”
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