Allegri: “Real Madrid are CL favourites”

According to the Italian, Los Blancos are the team to beat once again.

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted that Real Madrid are the number one favourites in this season’s Champions League race. The Bianconeri suffered a tough 4-1 European final against Zidane’s side in June as the La Liga club secured their third title in four season.

Despite a rather slow start of their current campaign, Madrid are still considered the main threat, according to Allegri:

“Real are the number one favourites,” Allegri said, speaking to Tuttosport.

“They’d slipped a bit, they’ve dropped some points but now they’re starting to do the right things: they played at 70 per cent away to Dortmund and won.

“Barcelona have [Lionel] Messi, who makes the difference. Paris Saint-Germain aren’t decipherable at the moment, but they have guys like Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappé, [Edinson] Cavani, Dani Alves… We’ll see what kind of team they are in March.”