Forlan tips Atleti to beat Juve

Diego Forlan claims while Cristiano Ronaldo is the ‘difference’ between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, he is backing the Spaniards in the Champions League.

Forlan declared Juve were the ‘strongest’ side in the Champions League after they signed Ronaldo from competition holders Real Madrid last summer.

However, the 39-year-old – who won a Europa League with Atleti in 2010 – made it clear where his loyalties lay for the last-16 tie between the two clubs.

“It’ll be a tough game for both sides,” he told

“They are two very similar teams, equipped with strong squads, who never give up.

“Today the difference is certainly represented by Cristiano Ronaldo, but Atletico Madrid also have great players like Griezmann, Morata, Diego Costa and their No 13, Jan Oblak.

“This is why I have no doubt in regarding Atletico as favourites for the victory.”

The former Uruguay striker spent the 2011-12 campaign with Inter but scored just two goals for the Nerazzurri…

“On balance, I’d have liked to play more for Nerazzurri,” he added.

“Unfortunately, however, I had a lot of injuries, which limited my performance levels. As for Juventus, I remember the rumours but there was never anything concrete.

“I never received an offer from the Bianconeri.”

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