Buf­fon: Busy sched­ule could hin­der Ju­ven­tus’ dou­ble bid

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Gian­luigi Buf­fon fears that Ju­ven­tus’ busy sched­ule could hin­der their tro­phy hopes this sea­son as they pre­pare to host Olympique Ly­on­nais in the Europa League just three days af­ter edg­ing closer to re­tain­ing their Serie A ti­tle with a win over Livorno.

The Bian­coneri are clear favourites to progress to the last four af­ter win­ning 1-0 at the Stade de Ger­land last week but their cap­tain is tak­ing noth­ing for granted, par­tic­u­larly as he fears fa­tigue could be a fac­tor.

“We won the first leg with a sin­gle-goal mar­gin, but we have to be very fo­cused,” Buf­fon told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We go into the game on the back of big games all close to­gether and some play­ers have been played a lot, so it will not be easy.”

Ju­ven­tus are eight points clear of sec­ond-placed Roma in Serie A, with An­to­nio Conte’s men ex­pected to wrap up their third suc­ces­sive Scud­etto in the com­ing weeks, but Buf­fon says that they can not af­ford to take their foot off the gas.

“Un­for­tu­nately, the ti­tle is not yet won,” the Italy in­ter­na­tional con­tin­ued. “Be­hind us are a top team in Roma, who be­lieve in a come­back, so it should drive us to be very care­ful.

“The third ti­tle in a row would be the recog­ni­tion of our work: I do not think we will get 100 points this sea­son, but I want to win the cham­pi­onship.”

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