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The experienced defender had admitted that the Bianconeri are not the sky-high favourites to win the competition, but is hopeful of causing an upset with some luck

Andrea Barzagli is of the opinion that Juventus can spring a surprise and win the Champions League, even though he realises that the Serie A champions are not the strongest team in the tournament.

The Bianconeri beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Wednesday evening as they secured top spot in their group and qualified for the knockout stages of European club football's elite competition, and the defender is full of ambition.

"We must admit that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are perhaps a bit ahead of us," Barzagli told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"So we hope to avoid Jose Mourinho's Madrid in the round of 16.

"However, as Gigi Buffon previously said, it doesn't always matter who is stronger. What matters is that you are the best at the right moment. Anything can happen."

Juventus are currently preparing for the Serie A match away against Palermo.

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