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Juventus fightback frustrates Bayern

Published: Tuesday 23 February 2016, 22.51CET
Juventus 2-2 Bayern
Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben put Bayern in charge, but first UEFA Champions League goals for Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro levelled the tie.

Match statistics

JuventusBayern

Goals scored2
 
2
Possession (%)36
 
64
Total attempts12
 
14
on target7
 
5
off target3
 
8
blocked2
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
18
Fouls suffered17
 
13
Passes311
 
666
completed262
 
607

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 23 February 2016, 22.51CET

Juventus fightback frustrates Bayern

Juventus 2-2 Bayern
Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben put Bayern in charge, but first UEFA Champions League goals for Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro levelled the tie.

  • Juventus come from two goals down to draw with Bayern
  • Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben put visitors on top
  • Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro score first competition goals to level tie
  • Juve now unbeaten in 17 European home games, since Bayern's 2013 win in Turin
  • Second leg takes place at Fußball Arena München on 16 March

A stirring Juventus fightback, and first UEFA Champions League goals for Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro, denied Bayern München a round of 16 first-leg victory in Turin despite strikes either side of half-time from Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben.

Juventus had kept nine successive clean sheets but that record was under threat within four minutes, Gianluigi Buffon beating away a swerving volley from former team-mate Arturo Vidal. Robert Lewandowski then unselfishly squared for Müller, yet Leonardo Bonucci was on hand to clear the underhit shot off the line.

Pogba pleased with Juve resilience

Buffon then denied Juan Bernat and Lewandowski, though the goalkeeper was finally beaten two minutes before half-time. When Andrea Barzagli prevented Douglas Costa's left-wing cross reaching Lewandowski, his clearance merely fell to Müller who made no mistake.

Ten minutes into the second period it was 0-2, Bayern breaking at pace again. Lewandowski played in Robben down the right and the Dutchman duly cut inside onto his favoured left foot to bend a delicious strike beyond Buffon.

That goal at last sparked the Bianconeri into life and within eight minutes they had a foothold in the tie thanks to a slip by Joshua Kimmich. Mario Mandžukić supplied Paulo Dybala and suddenly Juve had hope.

With Mandžukić increasingly influential, Juventus were beginning to threaten Bayern's makeshift defence, with Álvaro Morata's 75th-minute introduction bringing immediate dividends. Sixty seconds later, the Spaniard nodded across goal to fellow substitute Sturaro, whose finish was high past Manuel Neuer. Both teams had chances to win it but now head to Germany with nothing between them.

Robben 'disappointed' but confident

Key Player: Arjen Robben (Bayern)
The Dutchman was at his lively best at the Juventus Stadium, covering more than 10km and managing four solo runs and the same number of shots on target. The two facets combined for his goal as he dribbled across the Juve defence before bending a sumptuous shot into the far corner.

Fortress Turin
Müller and Robben looked to have inflicted Juve's first European home defeat in 17 fixtures, since Bayern's last visit in 2013, as they gave the visitors a two-goal cushion. Juventus, however, have not lost in any competition since matchday six – the sole reverse in their last 23 games – and showed exactly why with a stirring fightback.

Juve substitutes make difference
Morata's five knockout goals in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League highlighted his appetite for the big occasion and the Spaniard was quickly into the thick of the action here, his square header setting up Sturaro. The 22-year-old had just three Juve goals to his name before tonight, but got ahead of Kimmich and made no mistake to change the complexion of the tie.

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Last updated: 24/02/16 8.52CET

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Lineups

juventus

Juventus

bayern

Bayern

1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
6
KhediraSami Khedira
Substitution69
6
Thiago AlcántaraThiago Alcántara
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
Substitution46
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Yellow Card70
10
PogbaPaul Pogba
10
RobbenArjen Robben
Goal55
15
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
11
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Yellow Card20
Substitution84
16
CuadradoJuan Cuadrado
18
BernatJuan Bernat
Substitution74
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Yellow Card90
21
DybalaPaulo Dybala
Goal63
Substitution75
25
MüllerThomas Müller
Goal43
26
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
33
EvraPatrice Evra
32
KimmichJoshua Kimmich

Substitutes

25
NetoNeto (GK)
26
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
7
ZazaSimone Zaza
5
BenatiaMedhi Benatia
Substitution74
9
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Substitution75
Yellow Card79
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution84
11
HernanesHernanes
Substitution46
13
RafinhaRafinha
24
RuganiDaniele Rugani
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
27
SturaroStefano Sturaro
Substitution69
Goal76
19
GötzeMario Götze
37
PereyraRoberto Pereyra
29
ComanKingsley Coman

Coach

Massimiliano Allegri (ITA) Josep Guardiola (ESP)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)

Fourth official

Gary Beswick (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Oliver (ENG), Craig Pawson (ENG)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution