Buffon only fears Leicester in Champions League quarter-finals

Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by squawka.com

Buffon only fears Leicester in Champions League quarter-finals

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that Leicester City are the only team that he would like to avoid in Friday's Champions League quarter-finals draw.

Buffon's side made it through to the last eight by beating Porto 3-0 on aggregate, while Leicester stunned Sevilla with a 3-2 overall win.

Buffon told Premium Sport: "The only team I'd like to avoid in the draw is Leicester.

"They have got enthusiasm, they know how to hurt the strongest teams. We'd have everything to lose against them."

Despite Leicester's lack of European pedigree, Buffon is certainly wary of a side that have been rejuvenated under Craig Shakespeare following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have also made it through to the quarter-finals of Europe's elite club competition.

The remaining two Last 16 second leg ties take place tomorrow night, with Manchester City playing Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen facing Atletico Madrid.

Leicester have won all three games under Shakespeare and will now be full of confidence going into the latter stages of the Champions League even though they have produced some disappointing displays in the Premier League at times this campaign.



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