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Thursday May 18 2017
Juve favourites, Gigi's Ballon d'Or - Griezi

Juventus are favourites to win the Champions League final and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon should win the Ballon d’Or, according to Antoine Griezmann.

The French forward netted a penalty in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 second leg victory over Los Blancos in the semi final earlier this month, but it wasn’t enough for Diego Simeone’s men, who crashed to a 4-2 aggregate loss.

Griezmann told Cadena Ser’s El Larguero show on Wednesday: "I expect Juventus will win the Champion League and afterwards we should award the Ballon d'Or to [Gianluigi] Buffon.”

The Italian champions have only won the tournament twice in their history and not since 1996, while 39-year-old Buffon has never lifted the crown. 

Football Italia website