Real Madrid overcame arguably the toughest test of the Round of 16 by beating Paris St Germain 5-2 on aggregate.
It means they remain on course to win the biggest prize in Europe for a third straight year.
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Their success on the European stage this term is in stark contrast to their league form where they find themselves 15 points behind Barcelona. But it is for this reason Allegri sees them as such a threat.
‘I hope to avoid both Barcelona and Real Madrid,’ Allegri said ahead of Friday’s draw for the quarter-finals.
‘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.’
Juventus overcame Tottenham in the Round of 16, after which Allegri explained why he didn’t want to face Barcelona.
‘The only team that I don’t want are Barcelona.
‘Because, every year, Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona. Now stop!’
Juventus had Barcelona in their group this season, knocked them out in the quarter-finals last term and lost in the final to the Catalan giants in 2015.
Champions League Round of 16 results and fixtures
Liverpool through with a 5-0 aggregate win over Porto
Real Madrid through with a 5-2 aggregate win over PSG
Man City through with 5-2 aggregate win over Basel
Juventus through with 4-3 aggregate win over Tottenham
Tuesday 13 March
Sevilla through with a 2-1 aggregate win over Man United
Roma through on away goals after 2-2 draw with Shaktar Donetsk
Wednesday 14 March
Besiktas v Bayern Munich (Agg: 0-5)
Barcelona v Chelsea (Agg 1-1)
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As well as Juventus and Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool are the other teams to have secured their place in the quarter-finals. Barcelona must first come past Chelsea, who they play on Wednesday, if they are to join them.
Source : https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/13/juventus-manager-max-allegri-names-favourite-win-champions-league-7383313/