Buffon comments on the possibility of meeting Real Madrid with the champions

Buffon comments on the possibility of meeting Real Madrid with the champions

The draw is in a few days.

Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon commented on the draw of the Champions League with the possibility of a repeat of the confrontation with Real Madrid in the round of 16 after Juventus topped the group, and solutions Real Madrid second in his group.

The last encounter between the two teams two seasons ago in the same competition ended with the Spanish victory 3-0 away, but Juventus returned 3-1 and crossed Real Madrid to the semi-finals.

The game saw Buffon's dismissal in the final minutes because of his clash with the referee regarding the penalty kick, from which Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal to cross for the next stage.

Buffon said to "Tuttosport": "Real Madrid again? It's up to God to decide the next opponent, to see what happens, to face them is always a matter of pride because I respect their past and their players."

He added: "We as a group must work to achieve the desired goals and learn how to suffer together to achieve this, for example in Germany against Leverkusen Ronaldo and Higuain defending and going back."

He continued: "Ronaldo is a hero, I talk to him all the time, when you see him do some special things at 34 you should be amazed, he is a role model for the younger."

"He doesn't need to apologize for leaving the field after the change, we are big players and enough of what he has to offer on the field."

The draw for the 16th round of the Champions League will be held on 16 December.

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