Buffon proud of Juventus show despite dramatic exit

The Serie A champions appeared to be on its way to the quarter-finals when it went 2-0 up in the opening 45 minutes courtesy of goals from Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado, but Robert Lewandowski pulled one back before Thomas Muller's 91st-minute header sent the match to extra time.

Gianluigi Buffon - cropped

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon was proud of Juventus' performance despite its dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

The Serie A champions appeared to be on its way to the quarter-finals when it went 2-0 up in the opening 45 minutes courtesy of goals from Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado, but Robert Lewandowski pulled one back before Thomas Muller's 91st-minute header sent the match to extra time.

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Thiago Alcantara and Kingsley Coman then struck to send Bayern through at the expense of Juventus, but Buffon feels the side gave a good account of itself irrespective of the final outcome.

"This is a defeat that should make us understand that we are better than last season. We are going out with or heads held high," Buffon was quoted as saying on the official UEFA website.

"Football results depend on chances. They attacked a lot in the second half and they took advantage of their chances. It's always a pity to concede a goal in the last minute of a game, but I'm proud of my team."