Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon says that “no team is invincible” but reigning European champions Real Madrid go into their Champions League quarterfinal as favourites. Madrid have won three of the last four Champions League trophies,
including last season, when they easily beat Juventus 4-1 in the final to become the first team to retain the trophy in the modern era.
However, Juve have historically the better record against Madrid in knockout ties, having won all four
of the most recent two-legged meetings between the clubs — most recently 3-2 on aggregate in the 2014-15 Champions League
The veteran goalkeeper told
Marca ahead of Tuesday’s first
leg in Turin that while Madrid were favourites, his side were also a “great team” and had just as good a chance to progress to the semis.
“No team is invincible,” Buffon
said. “They are a very difficult side to beat. Real Madrid might be
favourites, but the tie is at 50-50.
We also have to be ambitious.