Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has set his sights on taking on Barcelona in the Champions League, with revenge for the 2015 final on his mind.

The Catalans defeated the Italian champions 3-1 in the showpiece two years ago but the 29-year-old admits ‘it’d be a big motivation’ if the Max Allegri’s side were paired with the current Spanish champions.

“I think it’s fair to say this [reaching the last eight] is the intermediate objective for a team like Juve,” Bonucci told Sky.

“We’ve reached the top eight in Europe, and now it’s up to us to improve again. What excites me most is Barcelona, they pulled off a great comeback and it’d be a big motivation to meet the team which beat us in the final two years ago.

“After the PSG [Paris Saint-Germain] game they’re the team in the best form.

“If I had to pick a team to avoid I’d say Bayern [Munich]. They’re a complete team, with [Carlo] Ancelotti they’ve found a new way to play but they’re always winners.

“They’re a difficult team, anything can happen in a one-off game but across two it’s more complicated.”

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