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Barcelona are Champions League favorites, says Massimiliano Allegri

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The Juventus boss says the Spanish champions are No.1

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said that Barcelona are the favorites to win the Champions League this year, not his own team Juventus. Despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo this off-season Allegri seems to believe that Europe will go through the 2015 Champions.

Barcelona are No. 1 candidates -- just look at the way they play,” he said.

“I feel I am coach of a side who can win it, but you can’t take it for granted that we will. We are among the top four candidates, but we need to keep calm.

”In March a different Champions League starts, and that is when you need a bit of luck because the Champions League is a competition that gets decided by minor incidents,” he said.

”I’m sure we’ll see Barca going all the way to the end.”

Massimiliano Allegri | Source

Barcelona have made a perfect start to their Champions League campaign with three straight wins and are at the San Siro on Tuesday to face Inter Milan.