Champions League

Bonucci wants to avenge Barcelona defeat

2017-03-16 22:25
Leonardo Bonucci (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says he is hoping to draw Barcelona in the Champions League after securing their passage into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

The Serie A giants eased past the last-16 round with a 3-0 aggregate scoreline over FC Porto and the Italy international defender admits that he would like to play against Barcelona in the next round, in order to avenge their 3-1 defeat to the Spanish giants in the 2015 final. 

"We are among the best eight clubs in Europe and now is the time to kick on and go as far as we can,"  he told the club's official website. "I would want to meet Barcelona next.

"Facing off against the side that beat us to the trophy two years ago would be a huge incentive for all of us.

"After their comeback against PSG, you would have to say that of the teams left, they have the most momentum and belief.

"Who to avoid? Bayern Munich. Wherever he goes [Carlo] Ancelotti finds a way of winning football matches, just like [Pep] Guardiola," he added.

"You would prefer to face a side like Bayern in a one-off final where anything can happen."

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