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Juventus in need of Bayern improvement

Published: Wednesday 3 April 2013, 10.45CET
With victories in all five European quarter-finals against German opponents, Juventus can be optimistic about overturning a 2-0 first-leg loss at FC Bayern München.

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Published: Wednesday 3 April 2013, 10.45CET

Juventus in need of Bayern improvement

With victories in all five European quarter-finals against German opponents, Juventus can be optimistic about overturning a 2-0 first-leg loss at FC Bayern München.

Juventus have won all five European quarter-finals they have played against German opponents although that record is threatened by an FC Bayern München side seeking a second successive UEFA Champions League semi-final and a third in four seasons.

• Juve must repair the damage done by a 2-0 first-leg loss in Munich, goals from David Alaba after 25 seconds – the seventh fastest strike in the UEFA Champions League – and Thomas Müller ending the Italian champions' 18-match, three-year unbeaten streak in Europe.

Previous meetings
• The first leg was the first time the sides had met in a UEFA Champions League knockout encounter. The previous six contests had all come in the competition's group stage, with Juventus recording three wins to Bayern's two.

• They last met in 2009/10 when, after a goalless draw in Munich, Bayern won 4-1 in Turin on matchday six to snatch second place in Group A at their opponents' expense. Bayern goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt scored a penalty to wipe out David Trezeguet's early opener before second-half strikes from Ivica Olić (52), Mario Gomez (83) and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (90+2) secured the points. The defeat was Juve's last at home in Europe.

• The lineups at Stadio Olimpico on 9 December 2009 were:
Juventus: Buffon, Cáceres, Felipe Melo (Giovinco 81), Cannavaro, Grosso, Camoranesi, Marchisio, Diego (Amauri 65), Legrottaglie, Del Piero (Poulsen 46), Trezeguet.
Bayern: Butt, Lahm, Badstuber, Van Buyten, Pranjić (Robben 73), Müller, Van Bommel, Demichelis, Schweinsteiger, Gomez, Olić (Tymoshchuk 79).

• The teams also came up against each other in 2004/05 and 2005/06. Juve won both games in Italy, 1-0 in October 2004 and 2-1 13 months later; they also triumphed in Munich in November 2004 but lost 2-1 there the following season.

Match background
• Juve are in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the eighth time. They were last at this stage in 2005/06, when they lost 2-0 away in the first leg and on aggregate to Arsenal FC. They have not reached the last four since 2002/03, when they beat FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals after following a 1-1 home draw with a 2-1 away win.

• The Arsenal tie is one of four in UEFA competition in which Juventus lost the first leg away from home; they went on to suffer aggregate defeat every time.

• In Group E the Bianconeri drew 1-1 with FC Shakhtar Donetsk in their first European game at the new Juventus Stadium. Since then they have gone 337 minutes at home without conceding, beating FC Nordsjælland 4-0 and Chelsea FC 3-0 before a 2-0 second-leg success against Celtic FC completed a 5-0 aggregate win in the last 16.

• Since the 2009 defeat by Bayern, Juve have played 11 European games at home, qualifying included, winning six – including the last three – and drawing five. They have conceded only six goals during those 11 matches, three of them in one game, the 3-3 draw with KSS Lech Poznań in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Juventus have won all five European quarter-finals against German opponents and their last eight two-legged ties against teams from the country. They have played 14 such contests, losing just two.

• In 20 home games against German teams their record is W14 D2 L4 (W23 D7 L14 home and away). Juve lost the 1997 UEFA Champions League final staged in Munich against Borussia Dortmund 3-1 but won 3-1 in Dortmund against the same opponents in the 1993 UEFA Cup final, completing their triumph with a 3-0 home win. They lost 1-0 to Hamburger SV in the 1983 European Cup final played in Athens.

• Bayern reached their fourth UEFA Champions League quarter-final in five seasons with an away-goals win against Arsenal. They won 3-1 in London but then went down 2-0 at home. Bayern surprisingly lost 3-1 at FC BATE Borisov on matchday two, but won 1-0 at LOSC Lille and a 1-1 draw at Valencia CF sealed progress as Group F winners.

• Bayern also faced Italian opposition on their way to reaching last year's final when, on their home ground, they lost on penalties to Chelsea FC. In the group stage they drew 1-1 at SSC Napoli, Holger Badstuber's own goal wiping out Toni Kroos' early effort, with Gomez having a penalty saved. They won the reverse fixture 3-2 at home thanks to a Gomez hat-trick in a game in which Badstuber was sent off.

• Including their 2010 UEFA Champions League final loss to FC Internazionale Milano, this is Bayern's 15th meeting with Italian opposition in five seasons. Their overall record in Italy is W5 D3 L9 (W13 D8 L15 home and away).

• Bayern have recorded home first-leg victories 47 times in UEFA competition and have triumphed in all but eight ties, including the last seven. When winning 2-0 at home first they have recorded ten aggregate wins and only two defeats.

• Juventus have won three of their six penalty shoot-outs in UEFA competition:
2-3 v AC Milan, 2002/03 UEFA Champions League final
4-2 v AFC Ajax, 1995/96 UEFA Champions League final
1-3 v Real Madrid CF, 1986/87 European Cup second round
4-2 v Argentinos Juniors, 1987 European/South American Cup final
1-4 v Widzew Łódź, 1980/81 UEFA Cup second round
3-0 v Ajax, 1977/78 European Cup quarter-final

• Bayern's shoot-out record in UEFA club competition is:
3-4 v Chelsea FC, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 v Real Madrid CF, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
5-4 v Valencia CF, 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final
9-8 v PAOK FC, 1983/84 UEFA Cup second round
4-3 v Åtvidabergs FF, 1973/74 European Cup first round

Team Ties
• Jupp Heynckes was the Real Madrid CF coach when they defeated Juventus 1-0 in the 1998 UEFA Champions League final. Antonio Conte was a second-half substitute for the Bianconeri in that game.

• Conte scored in the second legs of Juve's 1994/95 UEFA Cup quarter-final tie at home to Eintracht Frankfurt (3-0, 4-1 on agg) and the semi at Dortmund (2-1 win, 4-3 on agg). He struck again at Dortmund five months later in the Bianconeri's 3-1 win in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Andrea Barzagli played for VfL Wolfsburg between 2008 and January 2011, winning the Bundesliga title in 2008/09. In five games against Bayern he was only once on the winning side. Barzagli and Mario Mandžukic were team-mates at Wolfsburg between July 2010 and January 2011.

• Rafinha played in Serie A with Genoa CFC during 2010/11.

• Andrea Pirlo and Mandžukić both scored in the 1-1 draw between Italy and Croatia in Poznan in the UEFA EURO 2012 group stage. Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio and Emanuele Giaccherini also started for Italy while Sebastian Giovinco was a second-half substitute.

• Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Marchisio and Pirlo all played as Italy beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final in Warsaw. Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Badstuber, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Gomez and substitute Müller all featured for Germany.

• Buffon and Pirlo played in Italy's 2-0 extra-time win against Germany in the 2006 FIFA World Cup semi-final in Dortmund. The host nation fielded Lahm while Schweinsteiger was a second-half substitute.

• Buffon and Pirlo also started the final of that competition against Franck Ribéry's France in Berlin, Pirlo scoring a penalty in Italy's shoot-out victory.

• In the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League first group stage Claudio Pizarro scored Bayern's goal in a 2-1 home defeat against Pirlo's AC Milan.

• In the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg, Pirlo put Milan ahead against Bayern for whom Daniel Van Buyten scored twice to earn a 2-2 draw. Pirlo and Milan went on to triumph 4-2 on aggregate.

• Nicolas Anelka and Pizarro were Chelsea team-mates in 2008. Anelka and Ribéry have played together for France.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.58CET

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