Thursday December 6 2012
‘Three teams for Juve to avoid’

Alessio Tacchinardi thinks that Real Madrid are not the only side who former club Juventus need to avoid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Spanish giants are the big danger of the second-placed teams who the Italians could face, but the ex-midfielder respects two other sides.

“Juventus, having finished first, should fear nobody – no matter who they draw,” he told TMW on Thursday.

“That was proved by their performances against Chelsea and then Shakhtar over these last few months.

“However, it would obviously be better if they didn’t face Real Madrid, but Arsenal and Porto are also difficult opponents.

“The Portuguese side play a really technical brand of football.”

The draw for the last 16 takes place next Thursday and the Old Lady could face Porto, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Valencia, Celtic or Galatasaray.