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Buffon believes Leicester is most dangerous team left in UCL

Juventus v FC Porto - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 14: Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus FC directs his defense during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Juventus and FC Porto at Juventus Stadium on March 14, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

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Leicester’s storybook run in the Champions League continued on Tuesday, but can the Foxes pull off the unthinkable this season in Europe’s biggest club competition?

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Gianluigi Buffon certainly thinks so.

The Juventus goalkeeper spoke about the Foxes following his side’s UCL victory over Porto on Tuesday, saying that Leicester is the club he wants to avoid the most.

“The only team I’d like to avoid in the draw is Leicester,” Buffon told Premium Sport. “They have got enthusiasm, they know how to hurt the strongest teams. We’d have everything to lose against them.”

Although powerhouses like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich could all be potential foes for Juventus or Leicester in the quarterfinals, there is reason for Buffon to be worried about the Foxes.

The element of surprise that the club brings is something that no other team remaining possesses, especially given Leicester’s new-found form under manager Craig Shakespeare.