Bayern Munich will go into this quarter-final clash full of confidence following their emphatic 9-2 Bundesliga victory over Hamburg on Saturday. Jupp Heynckes’ men are coasting towards their first title since 2010, and the 67-year-old will be relishing one final attempt to bring Champions League success to the club as he steps down at the end of the season to be replaced in the dugout by popular Spaniard Pep Guardiola.
Italian giants Juventus are also in formidable form, a narrow 2-1 victory over Inter Milan extended their lead at the top of Serie A to nine points. Antonio Conte’s side also possess an impressive 18-match unbeaten run in European competition.
KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm
Juventus 1 (Trezeguet) Bayern Munich 4 (Butt, Olic, Gomez, Tymoschuk), Champions League, group stage, December 2009
Bayern Munich 0 Juventus 0, Champions League, group stage, September 2009
Juventus 2 (Trezeguet) Bayern Munich 1 (Deisler), Champions League, group stage, November 2005
Bayern Munich 2 (Deisler, Demichelis) Juventus 1 (Ibrahimovic), Champions League, group stage, October 2005
Bayern Munich exited the competition after their last encounter with Italian opponents in the knockout stages. Against Inter in 2010/11, they were defeated 3-2 at home after winning the away leg 1-0.
Bayern hold the record for the biggest victory in this year’s Champions League, a 6-1 thrashing of Lille in November 2012.
Bayern striker Claudio Pizarro, formerly of Chelsea, scored the third-fastest hat-trick in Champions League history in that same win over Lille.
Controversial Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner, on loan from Arsenal, boasts a 100 per cent pass completion rate in the Champions League this season.
Bayern Munich to win: 1.65
Juventus to win: 6.4
Former Bayern goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt made headlines when he scored against Juventus from the penalty spot in 2009. The German stopper actually achieved this feat three times, also notching against the Turin side for both Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen.
TV: Live on Sky Sports 2 at 7.45, highlights on ITV at 10.35pm.
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