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Bayern have history on side in Juventus showdown

Bayern München visit Juventus for the first leg of their heavyweight last-16 tie knowing just exactly it takes to win in Turin, having done so on the way to the 2013 title.

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Two of the great names of European football face off in Turin when Juventus host FC Bayern München in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie.

• Twice champions of Europe, Juventus were runners-up last season, while Bayern won the last of their five titles in 2013 and were semi-finalists in 2014 and 2015.

• Juventus qualified for the last 16 as Group D runners-up and have a strong record at home in Europe. However, Group F winners Bayern will not be daunted – they are the only foreign team to have beaten the Bianconeri on Italian soil in the past decade.

• This first-leg match will provide Bayern pair Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman with the opportunity to return to their former club, while Juventus have a Bayern old boy in their ranks in Mario Mandžukić.

Previous meetings
• Bayern earned 2-0 home and away wins over Juventus in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

• After a 2-0 first-leg victory in Munich, Bayern became the first foreign team to win at the new Juventus Stadium when Mandžukić – now a Juve player – and Claudio Pizarro struck in the second leg for Jupp Heynckes' side, who went on to win the competition.

• The lineups in Turin on 10 April 2013 were:
Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Pirlo, Padoin (Isla 69), Asamoah, Pogba, Marchisio (Giaccherini 79), Vučinić, Quagliarella (Matri 66).
Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Van Buyten (Boateng 35), Dante, Alaba, Martínez, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Müller, Ribéry (Luiz Gustavo 80), Mandžukić (Pizarro 83).

• Bayern have won the clubs' last three encounters, including a 4-1 victory at Juventus in December 2009. Goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt (penalty), Ivica Olić, Mario Gomez and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk struck to secure a win that carried the Bavarian club into the last 16 at Juve's expense.

• Gianluigi Buffon and Claudio Marchisio played for Juventus in that 2009 encounter in Turin; Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber, Thomas Müller and substitute Arjen Robben represented Bayern.

• Juventus have won three of the sides' eight previous meetings and Bayern four. The Bianconeri last prevailed in this fixture in November 2005 when David Trezeguet scored both goals in a 2-1 home success in the group stage.

Match background

Juventus
• The Bianconeri are on a 16-match unbeaten home run (W10 D6) in UEFA competition, dating back to the last time Bayern visited Turin in April 2013.

• Juventus have lost only twice in a run of 45 European home games, qualifiers included, going back to the start of the 2004/05 season – both defeats were against Bayern.

• Massimiliano Allegri's men have already faced Bundesliga opposition this season, drawing home (0-0) and away (1-1) with VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.Their overall home record against German clubs is W14 D3 L5.

• Juventus have lost two European Cup finals against German sides – against Hamburger SV (0-1) in 1983 and to Borussia Dortmund (1-3) in 1997. In between they beat Dortmund 6-1 on aggregate in the 1993 UEFA Cup final.

Bayern
• Bayern recorded their biggest away victory in UEFA competition on their last trip to Italy, beating AS Roma 7-1 in last season's group stage. Their record away to Serie A sides is W7 D3 L9; their away record in knockout ties against Italian sides is W4 D1 L5.

• Bayern last lost a two-legged European tie against Italian opposition when going down on away goals to FC Internazionale Milano (1-0 a, 2-3 h) in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League.

• Bayern lost the 2010 UEFA Champions League final against Inter (0-2) in Madrid.

Coach and player links
• Josep Guardiola's first encounter with an Italian club was in the 1992 European Champion Clubs' Cup final when Barcelona beat UC Sampdoria 1-0. He lost the 1994 final against AC Milan (0-4).

• Guardiola spent two seasons as a player in Italy (2001–03) with Brescia Calcio and Roma. He faced Juventus twice in Serie A with Brescia and lost both matches (0-5 away in 2001/02; 1-2 away in 2002/03).

• Guardiola coached Martín Cáceres at Barcelona in 2008/09.

• Vidal and Coman joined Bayern from Juventus last summer. Vidal spent four seasons with the Bianconeri (157 appearances, four Serie A titles). Coman played 17 times and won the Scudetto last season.

• Mandžukić played for Bayern between 2012 and 2014 (74 appearances, 39 goals), scoring in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final win and also claiming two Bundesliga titles. He failed to score against Bayern in four appearances against them for previous club VfL Wolfsburg.

• Sami Khedira won the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart in 2007. His record against Bayern with Stuttgart was W3 D1 L2 and his two goals in a 2-2 home draw with the Bavarians in December 2008 included a 90th-minute equaliser. He was in the Real Madrid CF side beaten by Bayern in the 2012 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

• Andrea Barzagli was a Wolfsburg player from 2008 to 2010, winning the Bundesliga in 2009. He lost six out of seven games against Bayern with Wolfsburg and Juventus, the exception being a 5-1 Wolfsburg home win in April 2009.

• Alex Sandro played in FC Porto's 3-1 home first-leg win over Bayern in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals – but was suspended for the 6-1 second-leg defeat in Bavaria.

• Thiago Alcántara was born in Italy, where his father Mazinho was playing for US Lecce. He scored a hat-trick when playing alongside Álvaro Morata in Spain's 4-2 final triumph over Italy at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

• Medhi Benatia (Udinese Calcio, 2010–13; Roma, 2013/14) and Rafinha (Genoa CFC, 2010/11) have played in Italy.

• Buffon's Italy defeated Lahm's Germany in the semi-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup before overcoming Franck Ribéry's France in the final.

• Buffon, Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio helped Italy beat Germany 2-1 in UEFA EURO 2012 semi-finals. Manuel Neuer, Lahm, Jérôme Boateng, Badstuber and Müller – plus Khedira – were in the Germany side.

• Players who have played together:
Álvaro Morata & Thiago Alcántara, Juan Bernat, Javi Martínez (Spain)
Álvaro Morata & Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid CF, 2011–14)
Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba & Kingsley Coman, Franck Ribéry (France)
Alex Sandro, Hernanes & Douglas Costa (Brazil)
Sami Khedira & Sven Ulreich (VfB Stuttgart, 1998–2010)
Sami Khedira & Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Holger Badstuber, Philipp Lahm, Mario Götze, Thomas Müller (Germany) 

Match facts

Juventus
• Stefano Sturaro will incur a suspension with his next booking.

• Juventus had won their last 15 Serie A fixtures – a club best – before Friday's goalless draw at Bologna.

• The Bianconeri required two more victories to equal the Serie A record, set by Inter in 2006/07.

• Allegri's team have kept nine successive clean sheets in all competitions.

• The 1-0 loss to Sevilla FC on matchday six is Juventus' only defeat in their last 22 games.

• Khedira has not been on the losing side since he joined Juventus (W14 D2).

• The Old Lady lead Inter 3-0 after the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final. The return match is on 2 March at San Siro, three days after the Nerazzurri visit Juventus in the league.

• Mandžukić has not played since suffering a left calf injury against Inter on 27 January.

• Chiellini will miss the first leg against Bayern after suffering a calf injury in the 2-0 success at Frosinone Calcio on 7 February.

• Cáceres tore his right Achilles tendon against Genoa CFC on 3 February and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the campaign.

• Alex Sandro was signed off for ten days after injuring his left thigh in training on 16 February.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Kwadwo Asamoah
Out: Mario Lemina, Mattia Vitale

Bayern
• Jérôme Boateng is a booking away from a suspension.

• Ribéry (out since 9 December, thigh) and Serdar Tasci (3 February, concussion) made their comebacks in the 3-1 defeat of Darmstadt on 20 February.

• Bayern have won nine of their last ten games since a 3-1 loss at Mönchengladbach on 5 December, their only Bundesliga reverse this season.

• Bayern prevailed 3-0 at second-tier VfL Bochum 1848 on 10 February to reach the semi-finals of the German Cup, where they will host SV Werder Bremen on 19 April.

• Robert Lewandowski has scored nine times in six appearances in 2016; he has registered seven of Bayern's ten league goals since the winter break.

• The Poland forward has 40 goals in 37 outings for club and country in 2015/16.

• Müller has 17 Bundesliga goals to his name this term, four more than his previous career-best tally for a campaign.

• Götze (8 October, groin), Benatia (9 December, thigh) and Ulreich (mid-January, ankle) are back in training.

• Badstuber fractured an ankle in training on 13 February and will miss the rest of the season.

• Martínez was ruled out for a month after undergoing meniscus surgery on his left knee on 2 February.

• Boateng sustained a groin injury in the 2-1 win at Hamburger SV on 22 January, sidelining him at least until April.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Marco Friedl, Miloš Pantović, Steeven Ribéry, Andreas Rössl, Lucas Scholl, Serdar Tasci (FC Spartak Moskva, loan)
Out: Jan Kirchhoff (Sunderland AFC), Gianluca Gaudino (FC St Gallen, on loan), Ivan Lucic, Felix Pohl