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Gianluigi Buffon Targets Champions League Success Before Retiring

The Italian shot stopper has yet to win the Champions League and would like to win European football’s biggest prize before he hangs up his gloves.

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon wants to win the Champions League before the end of his career, Goal.com reports.

The experienced Italian keeper came close to Champions League glory in 2003, when his Juventus side lost in the final of the competition to AC Milan.

The Serie A Champions made it to the quarter finals of last season competition, losing to eventual Champions Bayern Munich but Buffon is keen for Juve to go all the way in this years competition.

“Winning the Scudetto is obviously something that never stops satisfying you but there’s no denying that the Champions League is something else. It is not a competition you win easily,” Buffon told TG1.

“I already got to the Champions League final in 2003 and I really did not enjoy the experience of losing.

“What would I give to win the Champions League? Let’s say I have six or seven years left to play, I’d happily give three or four years of my career to win it.”

Juventus have strengthened their squad heavily this summer by bringing in the likes of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.

The clubs manager Antonio Conte has targeted Champions League glory as the next step in Juventus progression following their successive Serie A triumphs and the club should pose more of an attacking threat in this years competition with Tevez and Llorente in the squad.


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