Allegri eyes UCL knockout round

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri said his team has ‘winning DNA’ ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Sporting CP.

The Bianconeri have shaken off a patch of poor form with four wins in a row, including a 2-1 victory against the Lisbon-based side in Turin earlier in October.

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"I'm really proud to be part of this team," Allegri said ahead of the match. "Juventus have winning DNA.

"This game will be very difficult. Sporting are a very good squad and we need to get a positive result."

Juve are currently second in Group D, three behind leaders Barcelona and three above Sporting. A win would see them progress to the Last 16.

"It would be like a gift for us, for our fans and for everyone associated with the club," Allegri said of a place in the next round.

"We know what a win here will give us, it gives us the possibility of going through on the night. But a draw would also keep us on the right path."

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