Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri was full of praise for Nicola Legrottaglie after his goal scoring performance in last night's 4-0 defeat of Reggina.

He said: "Nicola Legrottaglie is also an important player for us. He has come on as a substitute several times and with Jorge Andrade injured, it was natural to focus on him. The fact he scored a goal is no surprise, we know he's good in the air."