Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has declared Leicester City as the side that teams want to avoid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
Leicester, under caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare, stormed into the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition Tuesday on a memorable night at the King Power Stadium, as it beat Sevilla of La Liga 2-0 to win through 3-2 on aggregate.
Leicester will find out who it faces on Friday morning, when the quarterfinal draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland.
“Who do I prefer not to play? Leicester, because they are a dangerous and passionate team who can cause trouble for opponents who take the initiative,” Gianluigi Buffon, the Juventus goalkeeper, said Tuesday evening in quotes reported by Sky Sports.
“Against them, we would have everything to lose.”
Juventus progressed to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 aggregate victory over Porto.