Allegri dreams of Champions League success

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Max Allegri says winning the Champions League is a dream and not an objective set out by his ambitious Serie A side.

Juventus last won the European competition in 1996 after first claiming a win in 1985.

They have been runners-up on numerous occasions, in 1973, 1983, 1997, 2003 and more recently in 2015 and 2017, losing to Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Bianconeri will once again be in contention this season but must get out of a group containing Barcelona, Sporting and Olympiacos.

Speaking to Mediaset Premium, Allegri said: "These have been three marvellous years.

“The first Final was unexpected, while the second we had more hope of winning. That didn’t prove to be the case, but it’s nonetheless a success, because playing a Champions League Final is not something that happens that often.

“We do not consider winning the Champions League to be an objective, but a dream that we have to work towards over many years. The objective for Juventus is to be stable in the top eight of European football.

“The club is doing a great job and there is motivation, which always makes the difference.”

After two games, this time around, Juventus are third in Group D behind Barca and Sporting.