UCL draw: Italy veteran keeper dreads Super Eagles duo

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UCL draw: Italy veteran keeper dreads Super Eagles duo

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is worried about the possibility of the Italian giants being drawn to play Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa's Leicester in the Champions League quarter-finals.

English champions Leicester reached the last eight in their maiden Champions League campaign with a 2-0 home victory over Spanish title hopefuls Sevilla to go through 3-2 on aggregate while Buffon and his troops beat FC Porto 3-0 on aggregate to reach the last eight.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are among the other heavyweights already through to the last eight but the veteran Italy keeper wants to avoid last year’s surprise Premier League champions.

"I would like to avoid Leicester City. They’re a dangerous side, there’s a feelgood factor around the place and they have the ability to hurt you if you take the game to them. You have everything to lose against them.

"We’ve made big strides, especially in terms of our self-belief. That was the target we set ourselves a few years ago, when we began our European journey.

"We wanted to be among the top eight and that’s our level. If you’re always in the mix with the best sides, sooner or later you end up winning the competition." Buffon told his club’s official website

Juventus, who are two-time European champions are widely ranked as fourth favourites to win the Champions League by many bookmakers, who also make Leicester the rank outsiders.

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