Juventus the Strongest Team in UCL Says Gianluigi Buffon After PSG Qualify

Bleacher Report

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes his former club, Juventus, are the strongest team in this season's UEFA Champions League.

PSG secured top spot in a tough Group C on Tuesday after they beat Red Star Belgrade 4-1. 

But Buffon, 40, believes the Old Lady have proved themselves to be the best side so far in the tournament, especially after the summer addition of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, per Sky (h/t Football Italia):

"Are Juventus the strongest team so far? Yes, because they're the team who have given very strong and precise indications, though we're certainly not finding that out this year. In recent years, I think we were one of the strongest teams in terms of mentality, togetherness and solidity. When you add Cristiano Ronaldo to that, it's clear Juve are the team no one wants to play."

Buffon left Juve in the summer after 17 years having won nine Serie A titles.

He also won the Coppa Italia four times. However, despite reaching three Champions League finals with the Old Lady, he never won the tournament.

The last time Juve were crowned champions of Europe was back in 1996.

They have lost the final in two of the last four seasons, but with perennial Champions League-winner Ronaldo now in their ranks, they look better equipped than ever to triumph.

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