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Juve good enough to win Champions League, says Anelka

Published on Feb 2, 2013 6:22 AM
 
In a file picture taken on Feb 21, 2012, French striker Nicolas Anelka warms up before his team Shanghai Shenhua plays in a friendly match against Hunan Xiangtao at their training ground in Shanghai. Serie A leaders Juventus are strong enough to win the Champions League this season for the third time in their history, new signing Anelka said on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Serie A leaders Juventus are strong enough to win the Champions League this season for the third time in their history, new signing Nicolas Anelka said on Friday.

The much-travelled former France striker joined the Italian giants in January on a five-month deal, ending a one-year spell with China's Shanghai Shenhua.

Juventus, who won the European Cup in 1985 and 1996, are three points clear of second-placed Napoli at the top of Serie A and will travel to Celtic in a Champions League last-16 first leg tie on Feb. 12.

"It is a very difficult competition," Anelka told Juventus TV, referring to the Champions League. "When you start out you never know if you'll be able to win it.

 
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