Buffon: We don’t have the best of chances

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admits the defending Italian champions “don’t have the best of chances” ahead of their clash with Bayern München in the Champions League last 16.

The Old Lady made it all the way to the final of Europe’s top-tier competition last season but were defeated by Barcelona, who saw off the challenge of Bayern with a 5-3 aggregate victory in the semi-finals.

Buffon is all too aware of the threat Bayern pose in this season’s competition, telling Gazzetta dello Sport: “We don’t have the best of chances, that’s for sure.

“We must be angry, clinical and have a bit of luck to overturn the predicted result.”

Buffon also gave his verdict on Juventus’ potential rivals for the scudetto, and highlighted the threat posed by Inter and Napoli.

“The team at the top of the standings seems to change every week,” he added.

“Inter don’t have to worry about European competitions, something that will have a big say on the championship.

“Napoli are a cohesive side, one of the best attacking teams in Europe and Maurizio Sarri has brought security to their defence. Napoli can win the title.

“The further away Roma are, the better it is for us. If we win [on Sunday] they will be 10 points back. It would be key because we are talking about a dangerous side.”