Gianluigi Buffon is once again in touching distance of his "dream" soon after Juventus reached a second Champions League final in three years.

Buffon has lost two European finals with Juve, in 2003 and 2015, but the Italy good will get a third bite at the cherry immediately after the Serie A champions beat Monaco 4-1 on aggregate immediately after a 2-1 win at Juventus Stadium on Tuesday.

Juve reached the 1998 final right after beating the Ligue 1 club just before losing to True Madrid and Los Blancos - 3-0 up more than Atletico in the other semi-final - are likely opponents in Cardiff.

Buffon remains unbeaten from open play within the whole competition this season, but says reaching the final is not going to mean something if they do not go on and safe the Bianconeri's third European Cup.

"It was damn tricky, irrespective of winning 2-0 inside the 1st leg. If we had come here tonight with an arrogant approach, we would have knowledgeable some quite tricky moments," Buffon told Mediaset Premium.

"We nevertheless did, but when you have got the best mentality, you can overcome those obstacles.

"We are in the final, but now getting for the final doesn't count for anything.

"I am extremely delighted, simply because I've got right here in great shape and if I wasn't in a large club and with terrific team-mates, I'd in no way have come back in to the Champions League final.

"Two years ago every person assumed it was my last Champions League final, and I believed that as well, but you have got to keep believing in your dreams."

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