The Italian giants forced their way through to the quarter-finals last week after a professional display at Wembley Stadium as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on the night (4-3 on aggregate).
Madrid also produced two performances worthy of eventual champions as they coasted past oil-rich French side Paris Saint-Germain 5-2 on aggregate.
Cristiano Ronaldo's last 10 games for Real Madrid in all comeptitions:
⚽⚽🅰️ vs. Deportivo
⚽⚽ vs. Valencia
❌ vs. Levante
⚽⚽⚽🅰️ vs. Sociedad
⚽⚽ vs. PSG
⚽ vs. Real Betis
⚽ vs. Alaves
⚽⚽ vs. Getafe
⚽🅰️ vs. PSG
⚽ vs. Eibar
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With two English sides already through to the quarter-finals – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool – this week will see the remaining Champions League Round of 16 fixtures play out, with the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, and Bayern all battling to qualify for the next round.
However, Allegri believes Real Madrid offer the biggest threat, with their experience in the competition giving them a great chance of securing a 13th Champions League title, and fourth in the last five years.
Speaking with reporters, via Goal, Allegri said: “I hope to avoid both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
“I think Madrid are the favourites to win the competition. They’re focusing solely on the Champions League and there’s nobody else that deals with games in this competition like they do.”
Zinedine Zidane’s side powered past a Neymar-less PSG last Tuesday. The France legend spoke with BT Sport after the match, as reported by BBC Sport, and praised his side’s performance in Paris amid a tough atmosphere.
“We started very well, but we deserved the win. It was a tough match, they wanted to get through but they were up against a strong team and that perhaps made the difference.
“I must praise the players, they are the ones giving everything on the pitch. This is a tough crowd to come to, but the atmosphere is fantastic. We were focused and deserved to get through.”
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