Tuesday April 2, 2013 Quarter-final Finished Allianz-Arena

Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Juventus

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  1. Champions League - Alaba and Mueller on target as Bayern beat Juventus

    Champions League - Alaba and Mueller on target as Bayern beat Juventus

    David Alaba and Thomas Mueller were on target as Bayern Munich secured a 2-0 victory over Juventus at the Allianz Arena. More

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    • Bayern Munich
    • Juventus
    • 90+3' FULL-TIME: Bayern 2-0 Juventus. The Germans take a commanding lead into the second leg of this last eight tie.
    • 90+3' Xherdan Shaqiri replaces Ribery.
    • 90+2' Bayern still in control here and look to kill the game with another sub.
    • 90+1' BAYERN sub: Mario Gomez replaces Mandzukic.
    • 90' It could be three. Buffon denies Mandzukic and is alert to keep out Muller's follow up too. Great double save.
    • 89' Another goal in Paris... and it's gone to Barca. The Spanish outfit now 2-1 up.
    • 88' Bayern have been hugely impressive but it would just take one goal from Juventus to alter the complexion of this tie. It's only half-time after all.
    • 87' It looks like Borussia Dortmund are going to be the only unbeaten team left in this season's CL as Juventus trail by two with minutes left.
    • 86' Juventus pushing. First Pogba sees a low shot blocked before Leonardo Bonucci arrows one high, wide and handsome.from distance.
    • 85' This will be win 17 of 20 CL matches at the Allianz unless Juventus can pull off something incredible in the last few minutes.
    • 84' Vidal being called to the referee who looks like he's going to give Vidal a good talking to. And that's all it is despite the calls for a red from the home crowd.
    • 83' On Twitter @Lukedbest has been impressed by the Germans. "Bayern have a very big chance of winning the Champions League this year. Really enjoying seeing them play tonight."
    • 82' Luiz Gustavo booked for simulation.
    • 80' Check out our 3D goal of Alaba's opener here. 3D goal: Alaba gives Bayern lead
    • 79' Meanwhile, here it's still 2-0 but Juventus are looking a bit more lively.
    • 78' Zlatan on target against his old club in Paris.
    • 77' There's been a goal in Paris and it's gone to the home team. 1-1 there.
    • 76' Stephan Lichtsteiner goes down in the area. Dante claims his innocence and the ref agrees. Yellow card for Lichtsteiner who now misses the second leg. Problems mounting for Juve.
    • 75' That's the last change for Juventus who need a goal to give them a foothold in the tie.
    • 74' Frederico Peluso replaced by Paul Pogba.
    • 72' Juventus trying to press but with the pace the home team have on the counter you do feel there are more goals in it for Bayern.
    • 71' Possession stats: Bayern 55 per cent -45 per cent Juventus.
    • 70' Ribery drifts in from the left and fizzes in a shot that Buffon has to fist clear despite it being directed straight at him.
    • 69' Lahm clips a ball over the top that drifts aimslessly out of play. some respite for Juventus who immediately break and go close through Vidal's drive. Good save by Neuer.
    • 68' Schweinsteiger blasts in a low free-kick that Juventus manage to clear via a cluster of defenders. There's only one team in it now and they can sense blood.
    • 67' Robben wins a free-kick after a handball by Vidal, who now misses the second leg.
    • 66' That was Muller's 18th goal of the season for Bayern.
    • 65' DOUBLE sub for JUVE. Vucinic replaces Matri and Giovinco is on for Quagliarella.
    • 64' Juventus to make a double sub.
    • 63' GOAL! 2-0 to Bayern. Buffon can only parry Gustavo's shot from distance and when Mandzukic pulls it back across the six yard box Muller is on hand to tap home.
    • 61' Reason for optimism and pessimism all in one for Juve fans: Juventus have only failed to score once in fifteen Champions League games against German opposition - but it was against Bayern Munich in September 2009.
    • 60' On Twitter @TinklerGeorge is going for a 2-2 draw. Juventus would take that right now.
    • 59' Coming up to the hour mark - what are your views on Bayern's hopes of landing the CL trophy? Tweet me your thoughts. Tweet Paul Hassall (Paul_Hassall) on Twitter
    • 58' Bayern in control here, probing for that all-important second goal.
    • 57' STAT ALERT: Bayern Munich now have the joint-best attacking record in the Champions League this season (19 goals in nine matches)
    • 56' But it's Alaba who smashes in a shot that Buffon is forced to push to safety.
    • 55' Free-kick to Bayern 35-yards to the left of goal as Schweinsteiger looks at it.
    • 54' Giorgio Chiellini booked for a foul on Mandzukic.
    • 53' Ribery skips to the left byline but sees his cross cleared at the near post. Is there anyone in Europe with wide players as good as Bayern's?
    • 52' Bayern Munich and Juventus have met six times in the past, always in the Champions League. The Bavarians have won two whilst Juventus have won three with only one game ending in a draw.
    • 51' STAT ALERT: Bayern Munich have conceded the fewest shots on target in the Champions League this season.
    • 50' Juve have won their last five CL games which equals their best run in the competition. They are going to have to do something special to extend that run judging by what we've seen so far tonight.
    • 49' Juventus were out early following the restart. They looked like a team that knew they could do a lot better, but it's Bayern who are on top again in these early exchanges in the second period.
    • 48' First chance of the half goes to Bayern as Mandzukic fizzes in a low shot from a tight angle that Buffon is able to beat away at his near post.
    • 47' STAT ALERT: The two teams last met in Germany in 2009-10 when the game ended goalless. Bayern then won 4-1 in Turin on matchday six to snatch second place in Group A and send their opponents into the Europa League.
    • 46' KICK OFF! Bayern restart the match.
    • 45+2' HALF-TIME. Bayern 1-0 Juventus. Alaba's goal inside 60 seconds separates the two sides. Bayern have been imperious but have just the one to show for their efforts so far.
    • 45+1' Two minutes to be added as we await the Juventus corner... Pirlo sends it in but the header is nodded over at the near post and Bayern survive.
    • 45' Pirlo curls in the free-kick but Mandzukic is there to head clear for a corner.
    • 44' Mandzukic booked. Free-kick to Juventus on the far right in a dangerous position.
    • 43' A decent spell here for Juventus at the end of this half. Can they sneak a leveller?
    • 42' Quagliarella turns and tries to pick out the run of Matri but Neuer is out to earn a rare touch of the ball.
    • 41' Schweinsteiger is played in by Muller and fizzes in a shot on the stretch that arrows a yard over the top.
    • 40' There's been a goal in Paris and it's that man Lionel Messi again. 1-0 Barca. Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona: LIVE
    • 39' Juventus earn a free-kick that Pirlo whips towards the far post but none of his teammates are on the same wavelength and it drifts harmlessly out of play.
    • 38' STAT ALERT: No player has featured in more Champions League games since 2010/11 than Manuel Neuer: 32 (20 with Bayern Munich, 12 with Schalke). He's been a bit of a spectator so far this evening.
    • 37' More great play by Bayern... Alaba down the left on the overlap but his dangerous low ball evades his teammates arriving late in the box.
    • 36' Surely a penalty? Mandzukic goes down in the six yard box after a delightful cross from Ribery but the ref says no.
    • 35' But here come Bayern again. They are ripping the Old Lady to bits down that right flank tonight.
    • 34' Some respite for Juventus as Alaba concedes a corner... It's cleared but the Italians continue to press.
    • 34' Robben shoots! .... Easy for Buffon.
    • 33' Free-kick to Bayern. Schweinsteiger dinks in a cross but Mandzukic can't direct his header on target.
    • 32' STAT ALERT: Bayern Munich have had 10 different goalscorers in the Champions League this season, more than any other side.
    • 31' How is it not 2-0? Only Robben knows as he lashes Muller's cut back from the right well wide of the near post from eight yards out.
    • 30' Half an hour gone. Thoughts so far? Tweet us your views. Tweet Paul Hassall your views
    • 29' The free-kick is eventually whipped in by Schweinsteiger who arrows it inches over upright.
    • 28' Vidal brings down Ribery on the far left and the Frenchman is now off the pitch injured. Vidal very lucky not to be booked so far.
    • 27' Wondering who the leading marksman is for Bayern and Juve in the CL this season? Look no further than the current hot-shot standings. Champions League top scorers
    • 26' And it's another corner. 5-2 to Bayern on corners but this one comes to nothing. Once again it was won via the right wing.
    • 25' Here comes Robben down the right but, again, he fails to get his cross in after marauding to the byline. All the threat is coming down that flank since the Dutch star was introduced.
    • 24' Dante and Daniel Van Buyten are both in the mix as the delivery is fired to the far post, but Buffon is able to come out and gather under pressure.
    • 23' Philipp Lahm down the right... corner to the home team.
    • 22' The home crowd beginning to find their voice following a good spell from Bayern.
    • 21' STAT ALERT: Juventus have lost seven of their last eight away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
    • 20' Two corners in quick succession for the home team ends with Dante heading well over the top.
    • 19' Bayern go close again! Ribery powers in from the left and sees his low shot deflect inches wide of the near post.
    • 18' The change seems to have given Bayern some impetus. A corner for the hosts but it's wasted and Juve clear.
    • 17' Great chance for 2-0! Ribery's right-wing cross is only half-cleared to Robben who sees his volley brilliantly kept out by Buffon.
    • 16' Robben straight into the action on the far right but he eventually overruns the ball after some neat approach play.
    • 15' BAYERN SUB: Arjen Robben on for the injured Toni Kroos.
    • 14' It looks like Bayern are going to make an early change as Kroos limps off the pitch.
    • 13' Vidal fizzes a 20 yarder inches past the post. Juventus pushing here.
    • 12' An almost lazy effort by Pirlo from 35 yards dips dramatically and drops inches over the bar.
    • 11' Pirlo lines up a free-kick...
    • 10' Ribery and Muller combine on the right but the German's return pass is overhit and Juventus survive a rapid counter attack.
    • 9' It's been a good response by the Italians after the shock of conceding so early.
    • 8' Another corner to Juve is punched clear by Neuer.
    • 7' The 5 players that can miss the second leg if booked are starting today. Dante, Lahm, Vidal, Lichtsteiner and Marchisio.
    • 6' STAT ALERT: Only Arsenal have stopped Bayern Munich from scoring in the Champions League this season.
    • 5' Both goalkeepers Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Buffon maintain their records of playing every minute of their team's campaigns tonight. Neuer has conceded ten goals whilst Buffon, just five (including the one tonight).
    • 4' Pirlo clips it in but Bayern, who conceded from two corners at the weekend, manage to clear their lines.
    • 3' Juventus look to respond and win a corner.
    • 2' What a start for Bayern... and a shocking one Juventus. They had kept five consecutive clean sheets up until that point. Replays showing Alaba's shot took a nick off Vidal.
    • 1' GOAL! Incredible start for Bayern. Alaba thumps in a speculative drive from 35 yards that bounces into the far corner.
    • 1' KICK OFF! Juventus get us underway in Germany.
    • 19.42 The teams are out and we are minutes away from kick off. Can Bayern maintain their imperious home record and take a major step towards the last four? Or will Juventus continue their unbeaten run in the competition and take an advantage back to Italy for the second leg? We're about to find out over the course of what promises to be 90 minutes of pulsating football.
    • 19.40 In tonight's other Champions League quarter-final encounter, Paris Saint Germain play host to Barcelona. Check out the very latest ahead of the match in our live matchcast. Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona: LIVE
    • 19.35 As for Antonio Conte, he believes his Juventus team are the clear underdogs but is hopeful they can rise to the occasion. He told reporters: "We know we're outsiders and that we're up against one of the main contenders. This is a chance for us to pit ourselves against the best and see how far we still have to go. It is the first time in a long while that we play in a Champions League quarter-final. Of course we are underdogs against one of the big favourites, but we have not come here to lose."
    • 19.30 He continued: "Juventus are very, very strong opponents. They are physically extremely powerful and can do a lot of running. [Andrea] Pirlo is the brains of the operation, but there are plenty more good players in the squad - I think at least seven who play for Italy."
    • 19.28 Jupp Heynckes raised a few eyebrows in his pre-match press conference when he spoke of his late nights in bed with 'the old lady'. The experience has left him in no doubt that his side face a tough task if they are to make the last four of the competition. He said: "I have been to bed these last few nights with the Old Lady and I have woken up with her too - I did a lot of research on her, I studied her most recent games and was impressed. But we are having an outstanding season too."
    • 19.25 Nicolas Anelka may not be amongst the 18 men on duty for Juventus this evening but he's definitely making an impact in Turin. Check out James Horncastle's column on the 'curious case of Anelka.' The curious case of Nicolas Anelka
    • 19.20 Want to know which Bayern stars featured in our European team of the week? Check out our all-star XI from the weekend's matches across the continent. Just the one English PL representative... European Team of the Week
    • 19.18 A few of you have tweeted your pre-match predictions. @ChUniSport is tipping the Italians to clinch a 1-0 away win courtesy of a 35-yard chip from Andrea Pirlo, while @MarshallR95 can't see beyond a 2-0 success for Bayern with Toni Kroos and Arjen Robben on the mark.
    • 19.15 VIDEO: Check out where Bayern and Juventus currently reside in our European power ranking. European Power Rankings
    • 19.08 Want to get involved tonight? Tweet me your pre-match predictions and I'll include the best in this live text commentary. Tweet us your views
    • 19.05 Meanwhile, Bayern come into the showdown on the back of their fourth-highest Bundesliga victory ever - a 9-2 hammering of Hamburg that puts them within a whisker of the title. Bundesliga table
    • 19.03 Juventus warmed up for tonight's match with an impressive 2-1 win at Inter Milan on Saturday. It was their third straight win in Serie A and maintained their nine-point lead at the summit. Serie A standings
    • 19.00 Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella lead the line for Juventus as Mirko Vucinic, who has been struggling with flu, takes a place on the bench. Sebastian Giovinco endured an ankle injury in the weekend clash with Inter Milan and is also amongst the subs.
    • 18.55 As expected, Claudio Pizarro, Bayern's four-goal hero against Hamburg at the weekend has to make do with a place on the bench. Mario Mandzukic leads the line while left-back David Alaba returns to the line-up. Arjen Robben is also amongst the substitutes. Bastian Schweinsteiger returns to CL duty after suspension, but Javi Martinez serves a one-game ban.
    • 18.45 Confirmed teams: BAYERN MUNICH: Neuer, Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Luiz Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Ribery, Muller, Alaba, Kroos, Mandzukic... Subs: Starke, Boateng, Robben, Shaqiri, Tymoshchuk, Pizarro, Gomez. /// JUVENTUS: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Vidal, Pirlo, Lichtsteiner, Marchisio, Peluso, Quagliarella, Matri... Subs: Storari, Pogba, Padoin, Asamoah, Marrone, Vucinic, Giovinco.
    • 18.45 Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of tonight's mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final first-leg encounter between Bayern Munich and Juventus at the Allianz Arena.
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