But Michael Essien, making his first start since damaging knee ligaments on international duty last September, equalised in first-half stoppage time.
"Playing at Juventus is not the easiest task," said Hiddink. "We started rather sloppily and lost too many duels.
"We did not mark well and we were 1-0 down. There was a reaction from the team that was okay.
"We knew at 1-0 down, or even at 2-0 down, that we must not panic and could score at any moment, which we did.
"We reacted after the 1-0 and scored just before half-time. In the second half, we controlled, not dominated, a little more.
"We didn't play the stupid long ball. We started playing with passes more. That was better to see."