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goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he hopes to avoid
Leicester City in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
The Foxes, who shocked the world by claiming the Premier League title
last season, overcame a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla 3-2 on
aggregate on Tuesday, joining the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and
Bayern Munich in the last eight.
"I want to avoid Leicester," Buffon told Mediaset Premium.
"They have enthusiasm and passion, but also the weapons to hurt a side
that wants to take the initiative. We'd have everything to lose against
Juventus beat Porto 3-0 on aggregate in their last-16 tie, after a 1-0 win in the second leg on Tuesday.
"All games at this level are tough, regardless of the first leg
result and them going down to 10 men here too, the moment the tension
drops, you can pay for it," Buffon added.
"We have improved a lot, we gained confidence and that was the
objective we had set ourselves five years ago when we started this
journey, that Juventus had to be in the top eight of the Champions
League every year.
"If you get into the top eight every year for a decade, eventually you are likely to win it."