‘No favourites in Juventus-Bayern’

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri doesn’t believe there is a clear favourite in the Juventus-Barcelona Champions League fixture.

Allegri spoke at a Press conference to preview the encounter, with the first leg in Turin on Tuesday, and predicted an even affair.

“There are no favourites tomorrow because it’s a balanced game, we’ll need great balance,” he said, Football Italia reports.

“When you’re at home it’s always good to keep a clean sheet, but that will be difficult tomorrow so we have to play to score goals.

“We know that Barcelona have great attacking qualities but they also have weaknesses in terms of defence and we need to work on those, because we’ll try to exploit the opponents’ weaknesses.

“Whether the opponent is called – with all due respect – Chievo or Barcelona we always need to work on the weakness of the opponent.”

Allegri also noted that Barca’s previous game in the tournament, when they came back from 4-0 down in the first leg against Paris Saint-Germain to win 6-5 on aggregate, focused Juve minds.

“That match taught us that nothing can be taken for granted in football, especially at this level,” he noted.

“So the thing we have to do is think about the game and make sure we get it right, then we’ll think about the return.

“But again, it’s a major Quarter-Final, like the one with Bayern [Munich] and Real Madrid, these are four teams who are contenders for the Champions League, along with Atletico Madrid, the four will meet and two will remain.”

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