Gianluca Vialli Juventus are Champions League favourites

first_imgFormer Juventus captain Gianluca Vialli rates his old side’s chances of Champions League glory strongly for this seasonThe 54-year-old captained Juventus to their last European crown in 1996 with a penalty shoot-out win over Ajax in Rome.Since then, Juventus have suffered defeat at the final stage of the Champions League five times.But Vialli believes that this season will be another story due to the star quality in the squad.“Juve are the strongest team in Europe,” Vialli told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’m not just talking about the starters but also the squad depth.“Sometimes you look at the players they have on the bench and you’re amazed.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“The club did so well, they’ve added Cristiano Ronaldo to a structure that allowed them to win in Italy and to reach two Champions League finals in four years.“Let’s just say the team 22 years ago had the merit of winning the Champions League, but in everything else this team has superior quality, simply because they can field one of the best players in the world.“Allegri has two teams at his disposal. [Vialli’s boss Marcello] Lippi had a granite block, we were solid, tactically prepared and at the peak of our powers.“But Marcello didn’t have CR7. Now that [Zinedine] Zidane isn’t working, Allegri is better than anyone. The results say that.”Juventus top Group H with nine points from three games and will next host Manchester United in the competition next Wednesday.last_img

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