Champions League

Juve are back - Buffon

2015-04-22 13:14
Gianluigi Buffon (File)

Cape Town - Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says that reaching the Champions League semi-finals will show the world that they are once again one of Europe's elite clubs.

The Bianconeri face Monaco at Stade Louis II on Wednesday for the second leg of their quarter-final clash holding a 1-0 aggregate lead from the first leg in Turin.

"Reaching the semi-finals would show that Juventus are coming on leaps and bounds and also display that we're back on the European stage," Buffon said.

"This is perhaps the most significant aspect, which heightens the responsibility and pride felt at being here.

"I hope to win the Champions League sooner or later, because it's an achievement that I've personally missed out on and one that Juve have gone too long without winning.

"Monaco have what it takes to overturn the scoreline, but we're also confident in our own abilities.

"We've shown ourselves to be reliable performers up until now, but success also depends on how good the club and backroom staff are. The coach has done really well to immediately get on the same wavelength as us."

The Old Lady have not been champions of Europe since 1996, but a positive result in France will see them join Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals.

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