Tuesday September 18 2012
Di Livio evokes Juve CL glory

Former Juventus winger Angelo Di Livio hopes the current side can 'retrace the footsteps of my Juve' in the Champions League.

The Bianconeri kick off their first tie in Europe's premier club competition for over three years at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night, where the holders Chelsea await.

Di Livio was - along with current La Vecchia Signora boss Antonio Conte - part of the last Juve team to win the tournament in 1996, defeating Ajax on penalties in Rome.

“I hope that Conte's team can retrace the footsteps of my Juve in Europe,” the man nicknamed the 'Little Solider' told Radio Mana Mana.

“I'm curious to see how they will behave tomorrow against such difficult opponents as Chelsea. I am sure that Juve will not err in their approach to the game. Hearing the Champions League theme will be a great incentive for the players.

“The Bianconeri have to play this tournament with the utmost humility and a spirit of sacrifice – values Conte's Juve have already proved they have.”