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Vidal hopes to win Champions League title with Barcelona

AP  |  Barcelona 

Unable to win title while playing with Juventus and Munich, is looking to finally do it with

The 31-year-old was on teams that were eliminated by Real the last two seasons, but he said he has nothing to prove against his new team's biggest rival.

"I don't know if I have unfinished business with Madrid, but I do with the Champions League, which is my goal," Vidal said Monday at his presentation.

"I hope to achieve this goal here with We'll see what happens when we get to play against "

was eliminated by in quarterfinals in 2017 and in the semifinals in 2018. Earlier this year, Vidal didn't hide his frustration with Real Madrid by posting messages criticizing the team on and saying it benefited from bad refereeing decisions.

"I'm not anti-Real Madrid," the Chilean said. "I'm against any rival that will be playing against from now on."


In 2016, Bayern was eliminated by Atletico Madrid in semifinals.

Vidal joined Bayern from Juventus in 2015, not long after the Italian club lost to Barcelona. Juventus and Vidal made it to the quarterfinals of the European competition in 2013, losing to Bayern.

Vidal was one of Chile's key players when the South American nation won the Copa America in 2015 and 2016. He was also in the squad that finished runner-up in last year's Confederations Cup in

Barcelona has also signed Arthur, Malcom and Clement Lenglet, while Andres Iniesta, Paulinho, and left the team.

On Monday, Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, and rejoined the squad following Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, and had already reported to the team.

Barcelona is the defending champion.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 22:00 IST
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