Thursday September 5 2013
Lucescu: Juve will reach CL Final

Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has backed Juventus to reach the Champions League Final in 2013-14.

“Juventus were already a strong side,” the former Inter tactician commented. “Now the squad has been strengthened and completed with the likes of Carlos Tevez.

“They have Antonio Conte on the bench, who is a great, and I have complimented him on the work he has done in Turin so far.

“In my opinion, Juventus will be playing in the 2014 Champions League Final.”

Lucescu’s Shakhtar were paired with the Old Lady in the group stages of last season’s tournament. They drew in Turin, but the Italians won in the Ukraine.

Juventus have been placed in Group B this season with Real Madrid, Galatasaray and Copenhagen.

Shakhtar will play Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad in Group A.

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