Thursday October 25 2012
Buffon: Chelsea game is crucial

Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that Juventus' home game against Chelsea will be decisive if they are to qualify from Champions League Group E.

The Turin giants host the reigning European champions on November 20, and the veteran shot-stopper has conceded that whoever wins that game will go through to the last 16 of the competition.

“I have always said that we would fight out for top spot in the group with Shakhtar Donetsk,” he told “The match against Chelsea will be decisive, qualification for the knockout stages will be between us and them.

“The Champions League is a tough competition, but it feels great to hear the anthem before every game.”

He also commented on his career at the Bianconeri, as well as his best and worst games for the club.

“I stayed with the team whilst we were in Serie B for the fans,” he said. “Those were difficult years, it was also tough when we returned to Serie A.

“The game that is always in heart is when we beat Milan in 2005, 1-0. David Trezeguet scored the goal.

“The worst game was the one against Lecce last year. I was terrible.”