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I hope Juve don't meet Leicester City - Gianluigi Buffon

I hope Juve don't meet Leicester City - Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus great Giangluigi Buffon says he would not want his side to face Leicester City in the Champions League quarter-finals when the draws will be made on Friday.

Leicester defeated Sevilla 3 - 2 on aggregate to remarkably reach the last eight of the Champions League while Juventus recorded an aggregate 3 - 0 win over Porto to advance from the round of 16.

I hope Juve don't meet Leicester City - Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon

Speaking after Juventus saw off Porto, Buffon said Leicester's enthusiasm and passion could leead to the downfall of his side.

"I want to avoid Leicester," Buffon told Mediaset Premium. "They have enthusiasm and passion, but also the weapons to hurt a side that wants to take the initiative. We'd have everything to lose against them."

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"All games at this level are tough, regardless of the first leg result and them going down to 10 men here too, the moment the tension drops, you can pay for it," Buffon said.

I hope Juve don't meet Leicester City - Gianluigi Buffon

Leicester City players celebrate their win over Sevilla

"We have improved a lot, we gained confidence and that was the objective we had set ourselves five years ago when we started this journey, that Juventus had to be in the top eight of the Champions League every year.

"If you get into the top eight every year for a decade, eventually you are likely to win it."

Buffon kept a clean sheet as Juventus won Tuesday's second leg 1-0 to complete a 3-0 aggregate victory over Porto.

I hope Juve don't meet Leicester City - Gianluigi Buffon

Dybala scored a penalty as Juventus defeated Porto 1 - 0 in the second leg

The Turin based side are in the quarter-final alongside Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Dortmund and Leicester. Atletico, Man City, Monaco and Leverkusen are vying for the two remaining spots in the last eight.

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