Buffon was a losing finalist in the 2003 edition which Milan won, he's now hoping his club can collect four points from their last two games to reach this season's last 16 - starting with Chelsea on Tuesday.
"We are on the same level as the European champions," he argued. "Any result could occur, but today Juventus are respected by everyone.
"I don't even think we are lacking experience because games for national teams count too
"We respect Chelsea, but we have the cards necessary to win. The 2-2 at Stamford Bridge underlines that."