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The experienced Bianconeri goalkeeper is keen to go all the way in the Europa League in order to build confidence ahead of future European campaigns

Gianluigi Buffon has insisted that Juventus will do their utmost to go as far as possible in the Europa League and will take the competition seriously.

The Serie A leaders somewhat disappointingly had to settle for a spot in the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Real Madrid and Galatasaray.

Juve have a two-goal lead heading into their second leg round-of-32 clash against Trabzonspor and Buffon has stressed that they will not take things lightly.

"It’s a competition to be taken seriously, as there could be some significant successes enjoyed," Buffon stated at a press conference.

"Going through to the next round and playing even more important games enables you to gain further confidence on the European scene.

"It struck us to see the stadium full in the first leg against Trabzonspor and the atmosphere created by the fans. In the past that didn’t even happen in important Champions League games.

"This message demonstrates that the Juventus fans and team know that time and humility is required if we want to return to the peak of Europe’s elite."

The final of the Europa League is scheduled to take place at the Juventus Stadium on May 14.