Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has tipped Serie A champions, Juventus to play La Liga champions, Barcelona in the Champions League final this season.
Juventus will tackle Ajax in the Champions League quarter-final next month after defeating Atletico Madrid in the last 16 a few weeks ago, while Barcelona will face Manchester United after defeating Lyon in the last 16.
But Mourinho believes both Juventus and Barcelona have the perfect mix of qualities required to win the Europe top-flight trophy this campaign.
“Juventus and Barcelona are the big candidates to play in the Champions League final, but the English sides are there, as well as Ajax and Porto,” Mourinho told AFP.
“Juve and Barca have experience, talent and each a special player. Normally, when you have a special player, your team is better.” He said.
“Champions League quarter-final next month. We all talk about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but I prefer to talk about Juventus and Barcelona.
“I know everyone focuses on individuals, but I will always be a football coach and football will always be a team sport.”