Andrea Pirlo: 'Champions League beyond Juventus'

Juventus' Andrea Pirlo looks away after missing a penalty in the match against Torino on December 1, 2012
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Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo believes that his team will not win the Champions League this season.

Midfielder Andrea Pirlo has stated his belief that Juventus will not win the Champions League this season.

The Italian outfit are strong favourites to reach the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to a 3-0 victory that they achieved during the opening leg of their tie away at Celtic a fortnight ago.

However, despite almost being in the last eight, Pirlo has admitted that there are "stronger teams" in the competition than his side.

"The Champions League? I don't think that we are ready to win it yet. Even though we're there now and will do our utmost. There are stronger teams than Juventus still in the competition," Pirlo told La Repubblica.

Juve last won the title back in 1996.

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