Juventus Star Leonardo Bonucci Wants Barcelona in the Champions League Quarter-Finals

Danny Ryan

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says he wants to face Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after securing their place in the last eight at the expense of Porto.

Massimiliano Allegri's side recorded a 3-0 aggregate victory over the Portuguese giants while Barcelona progressed in the most dramatic of fashion, overcoming a four-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain, winning 6-1 at the Nou Camp.

The unconventional route taken by the Catalans was in stark contrast to Juve and Bonucci is now keen for his in-form side to get revenge on Barca after they beat them 3-1 in the 2015 final.


Speaking to Juventus' official website, the Italian defender said:  “We are among the best eight clubs in Europe and now is the time to kick on and go as far as we can. Leicester have been the surprise package of the tournament so far but personally I would want to meet Barcelona next. 

"Facing off against the side that beat us to the trophy two years ago would be a huge incentive for all of us.

“After their comeback against PSG, you would have to say that of the teams left, they have the most momentum and belief.

FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

“Who to avoid? Bayern Munich. Wherever he goes Ancelotti finds a way of winning football matches, just like Guardiola. You would prefer to face a side like Bayern in a one-off final where anything can happen.”

Bonucci has every right to be oozing confidence after yet another dominant season from the Turin club in which they look set to claim another Scudetto.

However, the Serie A leaders have not claimed Europe's top prize since 1996 and with their current star-studded squad, they will looking to put an end to their barren run.

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