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Friday March 8 2013
Juve as good as Bayern and Real

Juventus have as a good a chance as Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in winning the Champions League this season.

That is according to Pietro Vierchowod, the former defender who won the European Cup with the Old Lady in 1996.

“This team can go a long way,” the ex-Sampdoria and Milan man told Tutto Juve. “They have great potential and there are no unbeatable sides in Europe.

“Juve can compete with Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, the two prime candidates to win the tournament.”

The Turin giants booked their place in the last eight of the Champions League with a 5-0 aggregate win over Celtic.

“Celtic are not a great side, that is true, but Juve eliminated them without conceding a goal in 180 minutes,” Vierchowod continued.

“Boss Antonio Conte has taken them to the highest levels and he can get them to the level of our side in 1996.

“A club like Juventus should have more European Cups than they do right now. Perhaps now is the time to win it again.”

Juve have twice been crowned champions of Europe – in 1985 when they beat Liverpool and in 1996 when they defeat Ajax on penalties.

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