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Bayern break Juve hearts in roller-coaster drama

Published: Wednesday 16 March 2016, 22.55CET
Bayern 4-2 Juventus (aet; agg: 6-4)
After Thomas Müller forced extra time, substitutes Thiago Alcántara and Kingsley Coman capped a remarkable Bayern comeback in the round of 16.

Match statistics

BayernJuventus

Goals scored4
 
2
Possession (%)69
 
31
Total attempts26
 
16
on target8
 
11
off target8
 
3
blocked10
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
2
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards5
 
7
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
26
Fouls suffered23
 
19
Passes925
 
265
completed856
 
217

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 16 March 2016, 22.55CET

Bayern break Juve hearts in roller-coaster drama

Bayern 4-2 Juventus (aet; agg: 6-4)
After Thomas Müller forced extra time, substitutes Thiago Alcántara and Kingsley Coman capped a remarkable Bayern comeback in the round of 16.

  • Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado initially silence Fußball Arena München
  • Magnificent first-half display puts Juve on brink of 4-2 aggregate victory
  • Juve actually trailed 2-0 in Turin first leg before rescuing draw
  • Robert Lewandowski heralds fightback, Thomas Müller completes it
  • Thiago Alcántara and Kingsley Coman then score two in three extra-time minutes
  • Quarter-final draw streamed live on UEFA.com from 12.00CET on Friday

Two goals in three extra-time minutes from substitutes Thiago Alcántara and Kingsley Coman decided a roller-coaster UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie in Bayern München's favour, as an initially excellent Juventus display foundered amid a dramatic finale to an already see-saw encounter.

In a direct reversal of the Turin first leg, and at a ground where Bayern had won their preceding nine UEFA Champions League home matches, Juve led 2-0 through Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado's first-half goals only to be pegged back just short of the final whistle. For all Bayern's possession football, the hosts were revived by headers from crosses – Robert Lewandowski's 73rd-minute conversion of a Douglas Costa centre, followed by Thomas Müller nodding in Coman's wicked 91st-minute delivery.

Lewandowski: First goal gave us belief

That paved the way for Thiago, who finished off a one-two with Müller by rifling past Gianluigi Buffon with 108 minutes on the clock. Some 120 seconds later teenager Coman – ironically, a player on loan from Juventus – broke to fire in the irreversible fourth.

That turnaround made a distant memory of the brilliant start from Massimiliano Allegri's men. Pogba's fifth-minute breakthrough stemmed from Sami Khedira's positive forward pass which, via a miscontrol from David Alaba under pressure from Stephan Lichtsteiner – and with Manuel Neuer stranded – the Frenchman finished comfortably.

Pogba rues missed opportunity

With Juve pressing high, Bayern were rattled and it was no surprise when Juve struck again on 28 minutes. Álvaro Morata's brilliant upfield surge was rewarded with a classy finish by Cuadrado. The Bundesliga leaders were being outgunned by opponents missing Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini; Cuadrado could have made it three.

Josep Guardiola's men had scored at least three goals in each of their last seven home fixtures in the competition. Similar was needed here and Lewandowski eventually weighed in with one. Müller then levelled the tie, before the substitutes finished the job in extra time.

Analysis from Jordan Maciel in Munich

Bayern bounce back with superb second half
If the Bavarians were in a state of shock at 0-2 down, they would have been dead and buried had Morata finished one of his three second-half chances. But the Coman substitution gave the Bundesliga leaders a new lease of life and once Lewandowksi made it 2-1, it was inevitable they would get another.

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Juventus were valiant losers

Brave Juventus unable to hold on
Knowing they required an away goal, Juventus took the game to Bayern and were rewarded immediately. They unsettled the hosts with a magnificent first-half showing and will rue not converting their opportunities for a third, but in the end they were unable to resist the Bayern goal machine.

Key man: Kingsley Coman
His 60th-minute introduction proved the catalyst for Bayern's comeback, injecting pace and energy into the home attack. The 19-year-old winger wreaked havoc with his crossing and supplied the crucial assist for Müller's equaliser before putting the match out of sight with Bayern's fourth.

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Last updated: 04/04/16 11.45CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

juventus

Juventus

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
5
BenatiaMedhi Benatia
Substitution46
6
KhediraSami Khedira
Yellow Card29
Substitution68
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution101 ET
9
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Yellow Card38
Substitution72
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Yellow Card51
Goal73
10
PogbaPaul Pogba
Goal5
11
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
11
HernanesHernanes
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Substitution60
12
Alex SandroAlex Sandro
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
15
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Yellow Card48
16
CuadradoJuan Cuadrado
Goal28
Yellow Card71
Substitution89
25
MüllerThomas Müller
Goal90+1
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
Yellow Card53
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
26
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Yellow Card48
32
KimmichJoshua Kimmich
Yellow Card43
33
EvraPatrice Evra

Substitutes

26
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
25
NetoNeto (GK)
6
Thiago AlcántaraThiago Alcántara
Substitution101 ET
Goal108 ET
Yellow Card109 ET
7
ZazaSimone Zaza
13
RafinhaRafinha
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Substitution72
18
BernatJuan Bernat
Substitution46
Yellow Card112 ET
22
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
19
GötzeMario Götze
24
RuganiDaniele Rugani
20
RodeSebastian Rode
27
SturaroStefano Sturaro
Substitution68
Yellow Card112 ET
29
ComanKingsley Coman
Substitution60
Goal110 ET
37
PereyraRoberto Pereyra
Substitution89
Yellow Card103 ET

Coach

Josep Guardiola (ESP) Massimiliano Allegri (ITA)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Mehmet Culum (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution