Real Madrid will be able to secure a spot the semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League today if they beat Juventus again after getting a 3-0 advantage out of the Italians in the first-leg.
Ahead of the game tonight, Gianluigi Buffon has praised Cristiano Ronaldo who netted a brace in the first-leg.
The veteran goalkeeper explained that the No.7 is consistent and so important for his team.
“I don’t know if he is the most complete player, because I’ve faced some great footballers in all these years, but right now for his position he is the most decisive,” Buffon said in Tuesday’s pre-match press conference.
“I have no doubts about that.”He is impressive.”
“He is consistent and always scores goals.”
Discussing the tie and Juventus’ chances of displaying an epic comeback, the goalkeeper was realistic without being defeatist.
“We’ll have the same mentality as always with the objective of obtaining the best result possible,” he said.
“It is a match which should be honoured, both because of the rival and the setting.
“I remember some incredible comebacks and one must try the impossible to dream.”
Quizzed if this would mark the end of his Champions League game Buffon didn’t want to predict the future.
“It’s possible, but it doesn’t depress me,” he said.
“When I was a kid I’d have signed up to do what I’ve done and to have my final game at the [Estadio Santiago] Bernabeu.
“I’ll look at the positive side of the situation.
“The important thing is that this doesn’t end up being Juventus’ last game in this year’s Champions League.”