Champions League glory inspiring Buffon
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Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon admits the goal of winning the Champions League is motivating him to keep playing.
The legendary goalkeeper has won almost everything available to him during his career, most notably earning seven Serie A winners medals and helping Italy to lift the World Cup in 2016.
However, despite reaching the final with the Bianconeri in both 2003 and 2015, he has so far been unable to add the Champions League to his haul.
At 39, he knows his chances are running out but Juve are through to the quarter-finals of this season's tournament, where they will meet Barcelona, with the first leg taking place on April 12.
Buffon admits not winning the Champions League has been one of the few regrets of his career to date and says the chance of becoming a European champion continues to spur him on.
"For years, I have wondered what pushes to keep playing," he told Kicker Magazine. "This inner battle gives me stronger motivation.
"If I had won the Champions League I would be empty: the thought spurs me on."
With Juve looking so strong this season, punters may opt to use their free bet to back Massimiliano Allegri's men to lift the Champions League trophy on June 3 in Cardiff.