Gianluigi Buffon: 'Real Madrid are the best team in the world by some distance'
Italian legend explains why Real Madrid are better than Juventus
Do you know exactly what you have to do to defeat Real Madrid?
"We have to set out on the pitch our best qualities, which is what our coach will do."
When you lost the final in Cardiff you said the Champions League was an impossible dream. Do you still think the same thing now that you face Real Madrid again?
"Real Madrid are a better team than Juventus. This isn't what I say, it's what history says, based on honours and numbers. Against such a situation I think winning a Champions League remains a dream, one which will be very difficult to achieve. We can compete against Real Madrid, but they have shown over their history and over the past few years that they have something special and something different."
What is this thing they have that makes them different?
"Well, they're the best team in the world by some distance. Does anyone doubt that? To have won three Champions Leagues in the last four years says everything. They're number one and nobody can deny that."
Are Real Madrid invincible in Europe?
"No, no team is invincible. They're a very difficult team to beat. Real Madrid might be the favourite, but the tie is 50:50. We must be ambitious. There is history and then there's the present. Juventus are also a great team, one which knows how to win titles."
What do you think is that special thing about Real Madrid that makes us stand out from the rest?