Juventus can eliminate Bayern – Cannavaro

Speaking from Cambodia, the 2006 World Cup winner thinks La Vecchia Signora can raise their game to defeat the Bavarian club, but cannot see much between the two sides

By Will Jones

Fabio Cannavaro has tipped his former side Juventus to eliminate Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The former Bianconeri defender believes the Serie A league leaders have what it takes to overcome the four-time European Cup winners and progress to the semi-finals.

Speaking to Goal.com in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at the Tiger Street Tournament where players from all over the world can meet in a 5-a-side competition, he said: “Juventus can eliminate Bayern Munich.

“It won’t be easy, but they can play at the Germans’ level.

“All four games seem very balanced and can go either way. It is the quarter-finals, of course only very good teams can make it this far.”

The Italian left the Old Lady for Real Madrid in 2006 where he won two La Liga titles, and here he went on to outline his ideal final.

He said: “It is hard to say which team is favourite to lift the trophy, but my dream would be to see a final between [my ex-teams] Juventus and Real Madrid.”

The Champions League draw sees his former team face die roten in Munich on April 2 before hosting the two-time European Cup winners in northern Italy on April 10.

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