Bayern Munich vs Juventus Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 2, 2013; Time: 6:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Allianz-Arena — München.
Bianconeri will try to get to long wanted semi-final stage. The Old Lady have won all 5 quarter-final games against German opponents. But the last year’s Champions League finalists are in great form and will try to get positive result at the Allianz-Arena.
Bayern Munich have hardly passed through Arsenal, while Juventus had an easy victory over Celtic.
Bayern stands at the top of Bundesliga with 72 points from 27 games. They have a huge 20 points advantage over 2nd-placed Borussia Dortmund. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 loss from last five games. Last five home matches Die Roten have finished with the same stats. Bayern are in incredible game form and achieved a 9-2 win over Hamburger at the weekend. Also the have played in the Champions League final last season where they lost a penalty shootout to Chelsea. will spur them on to go one better this season and take the title.
Juventus leads in the Serie A league table with 68 points from 30 games. The Bianconeri have 9 points lead over 2nd-placed Napoli in Serie A. Their present form has seen 1 draw and 4 straight wins from last five games. Last five away matches the Old Lady have finished with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. They’ve beat Celtic comfortably in both games in the previous round. Playing Bayern will be a huge step up and will be the biggest test Juventus have had yet this season.
Bayern Munich could count on Jerome Boateng and Bastian Schweinsteiger. They missed 2-0 second-leg defeat to Arsenal, but are available for the game with Juventus. Javi Martinez is suspended, so Luiz Gustavo will play from the first minutes. Holger Badstuber remains out of the game with ruptured knee ligaments. Centre-back Dante and Philipp Lahm could miss the reverse fixture in Turin if they’ll get a booking in this game.
Juventus have some doubts over the fitness of forward Sebastian Giovinco. Mirko Vucinic still recovering from flu, so Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri probably will start from the first minutes. The booking for Stephan Lichtsteiner, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio would mean that they will miss the next match.
Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic.
Last three matches:
FC Bayern München 9 – Hamburg 2;
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1 – FC Bayern München 2;
FC Bayern München 0 – Arsenal 2.
Juventus line-up: Buffon, Barzagli, Chiellini, Bonucci, L’stiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah, Matri, Quagliarella.
Last three matches:
FC Internazionale 1 – Juventus 2;
Bologna 0 – Juventus 2;
Juventus 1 – Catania 0.