Madrid are CL favourites – Allegri

Real Madrid are ‘the number one favourites’ to win this season’s Champions League title again, according to Juventus Coach Max Allegri.

The Old Lady slumped to a 4-1 Champions League final defeat to Zinedine Zidane’s side in June as Los Blancos won their third title in four seasons.

The boss of the Italian champions also name-dropped Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain as possible contenders for this season’s crown.

“Real are the number one favourites,” Allegri said, speaking to Tuttosport.

“They’d slipped a bit, they’ve dropped some points but now they’re starting to do the right things: they played at 70 per cent away to Dortmund and won.

“Barcelona have [Lionel] Messi, who makes the difference. Paris Saint-Germain aren’t decipherable at the moment, but they have guys like Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappé, [Edinson] Cavani, Dani Alves… We’ll see what kind of team they are in March.”

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