Cristiano Ronaldo has enhanced Juventus’s squad while weakening Real’s after making the move from the Spanish capital to Turin this summer  Real Madrid have proven themselves as the best team in Europe over the past few years, winning four out of the last five Champions Leagues  That included beating the Old Lady in the 2017 final while Real Madrid also knocked Juve out of last year’s competition  Despite winning Serie A for each of the past seven years, Juventus strengthened in their hunt for success on the European stage  They brought in the likes of Douglas Costa and Emre Can as well as re-signing Leonardo Bonucci  And while these signings don’t guarantee a Champions League trophy, Zoff believes Juventus will be a better side this season  “Juventus is no less technical or stronger than Madrid in midfield and up front,” Zoff said  “Juventus has potential in a lot of players and we still have not seen Emre Can, it’s not inferior to Real Madrid  “Juventus this year is better than Real Madrid, because it has a scary midfield Emre Can, (Federico) Bernardeschi, who defends a lot, has (the Frenchman, Blaise) Matuidi, an incredible worker  “I don’t think Juventus have less quality than Real Madrid

 

In fact, quite the opposite, as I believe they are stronger on paper than the Spaniards  “However, that doesn’t mean they will win the Champions League There is more to it than that ” Ronaldo, 33, is expected to take Serie A by storm but endured a quiet debut against Chievo yesterday  Despite the Portugal ace starting, Juventus looked sluggish against the opposition, relying on a late winner from Federico Bernardeschi to take all three points in a 3-2 triumph  But manager Massimiliano Allegri still has high hopes for the campaign “It’s going to be an exciting season, there are many top players in Serie A and we have one of them in Cristiano Ronaldo,” said Allegri  “This summer, we bought Ronaldo – the best player in the world – Emre Can, Cancelo, Perin, Spinazzola arrived, Bonucci returned I would say that the team has improved, as well as the other teams “You never know: this could be our year to win the Champions League, but first we need to get past the group stage and then we’ll see where we are in March  “We can’t say that this is ‘the year of the Champions League’ Since I arrived it has always been ‘the year of the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League’ ”