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Bayern look to finish job against Juve

FC Bayern München are looking for a fourth straight home victory this season when Juventus visit, the Italian champions having hauled their way back into the tie.

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FC Bayern München welcome Juventus to Bavaria for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie.

• Bayern looked well set to cruise into the quarter-finals when Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben struck either side of half-time in Turin, but first UEFA Champions League goals from Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro brought Juve level and extended their unbeaten home European record to 17 matches, since Bayern's last vist in 2013.

• 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.

• This fixture will take Juve's Mario Mandžukić back to the city where he played for two seasons, while also providing a reunion for Bayern pair Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman with their former Bianconeri team-mates.

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

• After a 2-0 first-leg victory in Munich, courtesy of goals by David Alaba and Müller, Bayern became the first foreign team to win at the new Juventus Stadium when Mandžukić and Claudio Pizarro struck in the second leg for Jupp Heynckes' side, who went on to win the competition.

• The lineups in Munich on 2 April 2013 were:
Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo, Müller, Kroos (Robben 16), Ribéry (Shaqiri 90+3), Mandžukić (Gomez 90+1).
Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso (Pogba 75), Matri (Vučinić 65), Quagliarella (Giovinco 65).

• Bayern had previously eliminated Juventus from the 2009/10 competition, thanks to a 4-1 victory in Turin in their final group fixture. 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.

• 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

Bayern
• Bayern were in unstoppable form at home in the group stage, winning their three games against GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC with an aggregate score of 14-1.

• They have won their last three home matches against Italian opponents including a 2-0 success against AS Roma in last season's group stage. Their overall home record against Serie A sides is W9 D5 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.

• Their overall record in knockout ties against Italian sides is W4 L6.

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

• Bayern have won all but two of the 20 UEFA ties in which they drew the first leg away from home, the exceptions being against Liverpool FC in the 1980/81 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-finals (0-0 away, 1-1 home) and AC Milan in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals (2-2 away, 0-2 home).

• Bayern's penalty shoot-out record in UEFA competition is W5 L1:
5-4 v Chelsea FC, 2013 UEFA Super Cup
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

Juventus
• The Bianconeri had mixed fortunes on the road in the group stage, winning at Manchester City FC (2-1), drawing at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (1-1) and losing at Sevilla FC (0-1).

• Massimiliano Allegri's side beat Borussia Dortmund home (2-1) and away (3-0) in last season's round of 16. Their overall away record against Bundesliga clubs is W9 D6 L8.

• Juve's record in two-legged ties against German sides is W13 L3.

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

• Juve have won all but one of the seven UEFA competition ties in which they drew the home first leg, including the last six. The sole exception is the first, against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the 1971/72 UEFA Cup quarter-finals, when a 1-1 home draw preceded a 2-1 away loss.

• The Italian side have won both UEFA competition ties where the home first leg finished 2-2; against Borussia Dortmund in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup semi-finals (2-1 away) and Djurgårdens IF in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (4-1 away).

• The Italian team's shoot-out record is W3 L3:
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, 1985 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

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

Bayern
• Boateng is a booking away from a suspension.

• Bayern's run of 17 consecutive home wins, dating back to 9 May, ended when they lost 2-1 to 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 2 March.

• Robert Lewandowski has scored 11 times in as many appearances in 2016. He has registered nine of Bayern's 18 league goals since the winter break.

• The Poland forward has 42 goals in 42 outings for club and country in 2015/16.

• Müller has 19 Bundesliga goals to his name this term, six more than his previous career-best tally for a campaign.

• Götze (out since 8 October, groin) started Bayern's 5-0 win against Werder Bremen on 12 March, having been an unused substitute in Bayern's previous five games; Ulreich (out since mid-January, ankle) was on the bench for a sixth game in succession.

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

• Martínez, who underwent meniscus surgery on his left knee on 2 February, is back in training.

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

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

• Juventus are unbeaten in Serie A since 28 October, when they lost 1-0 at US Sassuolo Calcio. Since then the Old Lady have won 18 of their 19 league matches, the exception being the 0-0 draw at Bologna FC on 19 February.

• The Bianconeri have conceded only one goal in 12 Serie A fixtures in 2016. They kept an unprecedented tenth successive Serie A clean sheet in the 1-0 win against US Sassuolo Calcio on 11 March.

• Friday's winner against Sassuolo was Dybala's 14th Serie A goal of the season. The Argentinian is Juventus's top scorer in the league this season, and this is his most prolific Serie A campaign yet; his previous best was 13 for US Città di Palermo in 2014/15.

• Buffon has not conceded a Serie A goal since the 2-1 win at UC Sampdoria on 10 January, a run of 926 minutes. The Italian top-flight record is 929 minutes, set by AC Milan's Sebastiano Rossi in 1993/94.

• Five days after the first leg against Bayern, Juventus defeated FC Internazionale Milano 2-0 at home in the Derby d'Italia.

• Allegri's men lost 3-0 to the Nerazzurri three days later in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final but progressed on penalties, Bonucci scoring the decisive kick. It was their first reverse in 17 matches.

• Juventus will face Milan in the Coppa Italia final on 21 May.

• Barzagli opened the scoring in the 2-0 triumph at Atalanta BC on 6 March. It was only his second goal for Juventus, his first having come from the spot, also against the Bergamo club, on the final day of the 2011/12 campaign.

• Allegri was awarded the Panchina d'Oro – Golden Bench – on 7 March after being voted by his peers as the best coach of the 2014/15 Serie A season.

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

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