Gianluigi Buffon still dreaming of Champions League success


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Gianluigi Buffon is still dreaming of winning the Champions League title with Juventus before he retires from playing.

The experienced goalkeeper has previously suggested that he will retire from playing at the end of the current campaign, meaning this season could spell his final opportunity to win Europe’s premier club competition for the first time.

The Champions League is one of the few tournaments that has eluded the 39-year-old during his illustrious career, as he has lost in the final on three previous occasions – most recently last season against Real Madrid.

Juve finished runners-up in their Champions League group this term and they have been drawn against Tottenham in the knockout stages.

The Old Lady are also in the hunt to win a seventh consecutive Serie A title and Buffon admits he will not prioritise one tournament over another, although he is still dreaming of European glory.

Speaking at the Gazzetta Sports Awards, Buffon said: “As long as there is life there is hope.

“When you are still lucky enough to be able to compete on several fronts and when you play at a club like Juve you are not used to making choices [between competitions].

“You play to win, then the one that will come, will come.”

Juventus did claim Europe’s top prize twice before Buffon’s arrival and they are priced at 19.00 to achieve overall glory once again this season.

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