Juventus coach Ranieri happy with Sissoko debut

Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri was pleased with Momo Sissoko's debut in yesterday's 1-1 draw with Cagliari.

The Sardinians took the lead through Paolo Bianco, but within 60 seconds Pavel Nedved drew level.

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"I am satisfied because Sissoko won back the ball several times in midfield," Ranieri said of former Liverpool midfielder Sissoko.

"You can see he is a player who has already won League titles. It was a great game played by two teams who wanted to win, so the joint Man of the Match title goes to the two goalkeepers."

He added: "I wanted the victory, but Cagliari did not come to Turin in order to be sacrificial lambs. They were confident and look in good shape."

Davide Ballardini has finally turned a corner with his club after four points in two games.

"We played fantastic football and my team confirmed the positive things I saw during the week.

"The side has improved, even though I am convinced we can do even better. At the end of the day we are satisfied with the result, even though looking at individual incidents we could have had more than a point."

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