Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon thinks that Barcelona are the favorites to win the Champions League this season because they have the world’s best player in Lionel Messi. He also said that Juventus are heavy contenders for title because of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
When asked about the favorites for the competition, the PSG goalkeeper said, “Champions League favorites? You have to say Barcelona because they have the best player in the world. Then Juventus who signed the other player (Cristiano Ronaldo) who is considered the best.
Buffon missed PSG’s Champions League opener against Liverpool due to a suspension in his previous Champions League match against Real Madrid while playing for Juventus. Unfortunately, the Italian custodian was on the bench for PSG’s other Champions League games against Red Star Belgrade and Napoli.
He played in PSG’s Ligue 1 game against Lille yesterday. However, the odds of him playing in Tuesday’s Champions League fixture against Red Star Belgrade are not so good.