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UEFA Champions League

  • 10 April 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
  • • Attendance: 40823

Bayern München win Aggregate 4 - 0

Live Commentary

  • So, Juventus fall at quarter-final hurdle once again whilst Bayern march on to their third Champions League semi-final in four seasons. Can they claim a league and European cup double? The draw for the semi-finals takes place on Friday. Thanks for joining me, Max Bentley, on this live commentary. Make sure to check out the match report, reaction and player ratings. Until next time, goodbye!
  • It was a brave effort from Antonio Conte and his Juventus side but ultimately they were outplayed by Bayern and can have no qualms over the result. The Germans are looking ruthless and you certainly wouldn't put it past them to avenge last season's final defeat and win the Champions League this time around.
  • FULL TIME: Juventus 0 - 2 Bayern. The Bundesliga champions join Real Madrid, Dortmund and Barcelona in the semi-finals by becoming the first foreign team to win in the Juventus Stadium, with that commanding 2-0 win. Mario Mandzukic showed his predatory instinct to give Die Roten the lead when he nodded in from close range after Gianluigi Buffon had parried Martinez's header and Claudio Pizarro made sure of win in stoppage time when he coolly slotted past the Italian goalkeeper.
  • 90' + 3'
    Robben almost adds extra gloss to the scoreline when he cuts in from the right again, but his goalbound effort is blocked expertly by Chiellini.
  • 90' + 1'
    Assist Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • 90' + 1'
    Goal Claudio Pizarro
    2-0 BAYERN! Bastian Schweinsteiger collects a pass from Lahm and produces a wonderful turn to sprint towards goal before casually slipping a pass into the path of Pizarro who slots past Buffon with aplomb. Wonderful stuff from the Bundesliga champions. They march on to the semi-finals.
  • 89'
    Pirlo really has been marshalled expertly by this Bayern side over the two legs. Rarely do you see the veteran midfielder exert so little influence over a match.
  • 87'
    GOOD SAVE FROM BUFFON! The Italian goalkeeper prevents his side from falling further behind when he fingertips Robben's low shot around the post after the Dutchman had skipped past the challenge of Barzagli. How he would love a goal!
  • 85'
    Juventus search for a consolation but Matri is unable to divert his pass into the run of Isla in the Bayern box. I don't think the Italian side will have too many complaints about the scoreline, they really have been second-best over the two legs.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionMario Mandzukic Claudio Pizarro
    Mario Mandzukic could prove to be the matchwinner tonight and the Croatian is replaced by Claudio Pizarro whose 16-minute hat-trick against LOSC Lille on matchday four was the third fastest in UEFA Champions League history.
  • 81'
    Emanuele Giaccherini looks to make an instant impact when he finds space down the left, but his low cross is blocked by Boateng.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionFranck Ribéry Luiz Gustavo
    Bayern look to shore up the midfield by replacing Franck Ribery with Luiz Gustavo. A solid performance from the Frenchman this evening who has put in a decent defensive shift.
  • 79'
    SubstitutionClaudio Marchisio Emanuele Giaccherini
    Final change for Juventus as Claudio Marchisio is replaced by Emanuele Giaccherini.
  • 79'
    Bayern are looking comfortable here and every pass is met with cheers of olé from the travelling fans. They are nearly given even more reason to cheer when Martinez chests the ball down for Muller, but the German's fizzing half-volley flashes marginally wide.
  • 77'
    This time Juventus deal with the set-piece much better as Bonucci heads clear Schweinsteiger's floated freekick into the box.
  • 75'
    Bayern look to wrap up the points when Mandzukic slides a low cross into the box from the right, but Muller cannot poke the ball towards goal and it goes behind for a goalkick.
  • 74'
    Paul Pogba has certainly not given up hope however and he unleashes a left-footed strike from outside the box which forces Neuer into a smart save.
  • 73'
    Juventus are now resorting to long balls over the top but Dante stands firm as he has done all game to prevent Pogba to latch onto Chiellini's raking pass. The home side running out of ideas it seems.
  • 71'
    Lovely play from Juventus as Pogba and Matri both dummy Isla's pass into the path of Vucinic, but the Montenegrin cannot get the ball under control and Neuer is off his line quickly to smother it.
  • 69'
    SubstitutionSimone Padoin M. Isla
    Simone Padoin is the next to be replaced for the Bianconeri, with Chilean wing-back Mauricio Isla taking his spot on the right.
  • 68'
    That goal has really knocked the stuffing out of Juventus and they continue to struggle in their quest to break through the Bayern defence. Can they find a way past Neuer?
  • 66'
    SubstitutionFabio Quagliarella Alessandro Matri
    Antonio Conte finally makes the change with Alessandro Matri replacing Fabio Quagliarella.
  • 66'
    IT SHOULD BE 2-0! With Juventus committing bodies forward, Bayern have a 3-on-2 with Robben picking out Muller on the left corner of the box, but the German can only smash the ball over the advancing Buffon and over the crossbar.
  • 65'
    Juventus look to bounce back when Marchisio finds space on the left of the box, but his shot across goal is well blocked by Boateng.
  • 64'
    Goal Mario Mandzukic
    GOOALLLL BAYERN! Mario Mandzukic has surely sealed the German's side progress when he nods in from close range after Buffon had parried Martinez's effort from Schweinsteiger's freekick. A soft goal for Juventus to concede and they now need four to progress. Tie over?
  • 62'
    Just under half an hour to play, can Juventus pull two goals out of the bag and force this game to extra time? Will Matri prove the difference from the bench? Let me know your predictions via Twitter @MaxBentley1.
  • 61'
    Just past the hour mark and still no sign of a Juventus substitution. Asamoah delivers a cross from the left, but it is too far behind Quagliarella and the move breaks down.
  • 59'
    The German side are looking for the goal which would all but end this game and Alaba is the next to try his luck from the edge of the area, but his tame right-footed effort is comfortably gathered by Buffon.
  • 57'
    ROBBEN HITS THE POST! The Dutchman shows brilliant technique to open his body up on the edge of the box and his curling left footed effort beats Buffon but rattles against the woodwork. Bayern a few inches from the semi-finals.
  • 56'
    The Juventus fans scream for a penalty after Chiellini's marauding run is brought to a halt by Boateng in the box. However, there was no appeal from the Italian centre-back and the referee waves play on.
  • 54'
    Quagliarella looks a lot more lively this half and the forward stings the palms of Neuer after Boateng fails to deal with Asamoah's cross into the box. However, it would not have counted as the linesman's flag was raised for offside.
  • 52'
    Muller does fantastically to nip the ball away from Barzagli but just as he is set to roll the ball across goal for Schweinsteiger, Pirlo tracks back to make a timely challenge.
  • 50'
    Bayern attack down the other end immediately and Chiellini needs to be alert to prevent Lahm's low cross from reaching Mandzukic at the back post. You feel that the home side are going to have to start taking more risks offensively soon.
  • 49'
    GREAT EFFORT FROM QUAGLIARELLA! This is just the start to the second half that Conte would have wanted and Quagliarella nearly snatches a goal when he jinks past Lahm before his powerful drive flies narrowly past the post with Neuer scrambling.
  • 47'
    Pirlo opts to strike the ball low through the wall and it takes a slight deflection, but not enough to deceive Neuer who makes the save.
  • 46'
    Good early opportunity for Juventus here after Vucinic is fouled by Dante on the edge of the box. Can Pirlo beat Neuer this time?
  • 46'
    Bayern get the second half underway. No substitutions from either side at the break.
  • Can Juventus produce a stunning second-half comeback or will Bayern's efficiency see them through to the semi-finals? Let me know your predictions via Twitter @MaxBentley1.
  • HALF TIME: Juventus 0 - 0 Bayern. After a frantic start from the hosts, the Germans have settled well into this game and have restricted Juventus mainly to long-distance shooting. Andrea Pirlo nearly opened the scoring when his freekick was excellently saved by Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Buffon had to be alert at the other end to deny David Alaba's fizzing drive just before the break. Lots to think about for Antonio Conte at half-time; Bayern edging closer to the semi-finals.
  • 45' + 1'
    David Alaba does brilliantly to burst down the left and his cross towards Mandzukic is headed clear by Asamoah, but only as far as Ribery whose tame effort is comfortably saved by Buffon.
  • 44'
    Robben is hungry for a goal tonight and he wiggles past Bonucci and Asamoah to cut back onto his left foot from the right wing, but once again sends his shot over the bar.
  • 43'
    Bayern are enjoying a good spell of possession here as they look to keep the scoreline goalless going into the break. Big half-time teamtalk ahead for Conte.
  • 41'
    Andrea Pirlo's freekick causes chaos in the Bayern box and Martinez's blushes are spared after his sloppy clearance is turned over the bar by the boot of Bonucci.
  • 39'
    GOOD SAVE FROM BUFFON! After Robben's corner is only half-cleared to the edge of the box by Quagliarella, Alaba meets the ball with a fizzing strike which is palmed around the post brilliantly by the Italian goalkeeper.
  • 38'
    Bayern are starting to get some joy down the right and Robben produces a neat pass to pick out Muller in the area, but the German's low cross for Mandzukic is well cut out by Barzagli.
  • 36'
    Golden opportunity for Juventus when Marchisio cuts the ball back for Pogba on the edge of the area, but the Frenchman takes too long to get his shot away and Boateng makes the interception.
  • 35'
    SubstitutionDaniel Van Buyten Jerome Boateng
    Early substitution for Bayern as Daniel Van Buyten goes off with a strain and he is replaced by Jerome Boateng.
  • 34'
    Jupp Heynckes will certainly be the happier of the two coaches. Although his side have been on the back foot, they have limited the hosts to long-range efforts and only Pirlo's freekick has really tested Neuer so far.
  • 32'
    MUCH BETTER FROM BAYERN! Moments after Padoin produces a crucial header to prevent Mandzukic nodding in Robben's cross, Die Roten go close again when the Croatian forward chests a pass into the path of Muller, but the German's sweetly-struck half volley flashes narrowly wide.
  • 30'
    Bayern are really struggling to get their wide players involved at the moment, a position where they hurt Juventus in the first leg. Padoin has been really impressive for the Bianconeri so far.
  • 28'
    Fabio Quagliarella looks to add to his European tally of four goals when he latches onto a loose ball 25 yards out, but the striker's fierce effort soars over the crossbar.
  • 26'
    JUVE GO CLOSE! Padoin produces a strong challenge to dispossess Ribery and finds Vucinic on the edge of the box who in turn finds Pogba, but there is no black and white jersey gambling at the far post to tap in the Frenchman's teasing low cross.
  • 24'
    GREAT SAVE FROM NEUER. After Marchisio is fouled on the edge of the box by Lahm, the German goalkeeper keeps the scores level by producing a wonderful save to prevent Pirlo's vicious freekick from settling in the top left-hand corner.
  • 22'
    Arjen Robben has not seen too much of the ball so far but he looks to break the deadlock with his signature move, cutting in from the right flank onto his left foot, but the Dutchman can only blaze the ball over the crossbar.
  • 20'
    Paul Pogba has lost possession a few times in the early stages and he is the culprit again as he fails to divert Marchisio's pass into the path of Quagliarella. What have you made of the opening 20 minutes? Can Juventus score before the break? Remember that you can let me know your thoughts and predictions via Twitter @MaxBentley1.
  • 18'
    The Juventus fans are really trying to get behind their side by jeering every time there is a misplaced Bayern pass. The Die Roten midfield have done a good job in preventing Pirlo from having time on the ball so far.
  • 16'
    Bayern are starting to get a grip on this game now and Schweinsteiger is on set-piece duty again as he delivers a corner from the left, but Buffon rises highest to punch the ball away.
  • 14'
    BAYERN GO CLOSE! Schweinsteiger whips the resulting freekick towards the backpost but Van Buyten cannot divert his header on target and it flashes narrowly wide of Buffon's right-hand post.
  • 13'
    Yellow Card Leonardo Bonucci
    Leonardo Bonucci joins Mandzukic in the book after hauling down Thomas Muller.
  • 13'
    Chance for Juventus when Vucinic receives the ball in the area with his back to the goal, and the Montenegrin does excellently to hold off the challenge of Van Buyten and just as he is set to pull the trigger, Schweinsteiger gets back to clear.
  • 12'
    Bayern's usual fluent passing is not quiet clicking together at the moment and it is Juventus who look the more comfortable in possession. Can they find that early goal?
  • 10'
    Another stoppage in play as Javi Martinez goes down after receiving an accidental poke in the eye from Vucinic.
  • 9'
    PADOIN TO THE RESCUE! The Italian wing-back produces a crucial last-ditch interception when he flings himself in front of Mandzukic's shot after the Croatian had met Ribery's teasing low cross. Warning sign for the home side.
  • 8'
    It's all Juventus here and Vucinic flicks a long ball onto Marchisio and the Italian takes one touch before unleashing a long-range piledriver over Neuer's crossbar. It would take something special to beat the German from there.
  • 7'
    Yellow Card Mario Mandzukic
    FIRST YELLOW CARD. Mario Mandzukic picks up a booking for a late challenge on Chiellini which leaves the Italian defender writhing in pain. The Croatian will be suspended for the semi-final should Bayern advance.
  • 6'
    We're only six minutes in but the pressure and aggression from this Juventus side is already much better than their first-leg dislay.
  • 4'
    Bayern have struggled to settle into their rhythm and it has been a fantastic start to the game for Conte's men. Ribery looks to launch a counterattack for the visitors but he is thwarted by a strong challenge from Padoin, much to the delight of the home support.
  • 2'
    No goal after 23 seconds this time but a positive start from the Bianconeri. Pogba finds Vucinic on the edge of the box but the Montenegrin's curled effort is too close to Neuer and the German goalkeeper makes the save.
  • 1'
    Juventus get the ball rolling. Can they overturn Bayern's 2-0 deficit?
  • The teams emerge from the tunnels led by captains Gianluigi Buffon and Philippe Lahm. The famous Champions League anthem echoes around the Juventus Stadium and we have another wonderful atmosphere here this evening. Tonight's referee is Spain's Carlos Velasco. Prepare for kickoff...
  • Juventus have beaten Bayern on three of their seven meetings but the Old Lady have never triumphed by more than one goal. Remember that Antonio Conte's side need to win by at least two goals this evening if they are to advance to the semi-finals. Can they do it tonight?
  • The last time Bayern came to Turin, in 2009, they pegged back David Trezeguet's early goal to claim a thumping 4-1 victory over Juventus, with goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt getting on the scoresheet. I'm sure Die Roten supporters would settle for just a draw this evening however.
  • Jupp Heynckes welcomes Javi Martinez back into the fold after he was suspended for the first leg, and the Spaniard replaces Luiz Gustavo. Toni Kroos suffered a thigh strain in that match and his place in midfield is taken by Arjen Robben, with Thomas Muller playing in the hole behind Mario Mandzukic.
  • Antonio Conte makes four changes to the side which played at the Allianz Arena last week. Stephan Lichtsteiner and Arturo Vidal are suspended, meaning that Simone Padoin fills in at right wing-back with Paul Pogba anchoring the midfield. Kwadwo Asamoah is preferred to Federico Peluso at left-back whilst Mirko Vucinic starts up front after recovering from illness.
  • BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Mandzukic.
  • JUVENTUS (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Padoin, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Vucinic, Quagliarella.
  • Here are tonight's lineups...
  • Juventus will be hoping for a better start than last Tuesday however as they saw their European run of 490 minutes without conceding crushed by David Alaba's strike after just 23 seconds. An early Juventus goal here would certainly help ease those early Bianconeri nerves.
  • Last week in Munich, Bayern produced one of the season's finest European displays to defeat Juventus 2-0 and they travel to Turin this evening looking to complete the job and reach their third UEFA Champions League semi-final in four seasons. However, Dortmund's spectacular late comeback yesterday proves that no tie is finished until the final whistle and Antonio Conte's men will be hoping they can turn this game around to reach the semi-finals for the first time since they finished as runners-up in 2003. Bringing you all the action between these two European giants, my name is Max Bentley. Feel free to let me know your thoughts and predictions via Twitter @MaxBentley1.