Champions League: Del Piero warns Real Madrid, says Juventus are stronger than last season

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Juventus legend, Alessandro del Piero has warned Real Madrid ahead of Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-finals clash in Turin.

Del Piero said Juventus have improved as a team since losing the Champions League final 4-1 to Real Madrid last season.

The two sides will renew their rivalry in the Champions League quarter-finals tonight, with the Serie A champions attempting to beat the Los Blancos after their humbling in last year’s showpiece at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

“I think there’s been too much talk about that defeat [last season],” Del Piero told AS.

“Yes, you could expect something more from Juve, especially in the second half, but to lose a final to Madrid – especially this Madrid – isn’t a disgrace at all.

“A defeat can make you grow, the team is different now. They have more options, especially in attack. I think in a two-legged game they have a good chance of going through.”





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