Molinaro: Bayern have the edge over Juventus

The left-back backs the Bundesliga giants to progress, but expects an even quarter-final tie between two of Europe's top sides
By Rafael Corradino

Stuttgart defender Cristian Molinaro believes that Bayern Munich have the edge over Juventus heading into their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Molinaro, who wore the Bianconeri jersey from 2005 until 2010, expects a tight encounter between two of Europe's best teams, but feels that Bayern's position comfortably atop of the Bundesliga table gives them the advantage.

"It is going to be a very interesting tie. Bayern and Juventus are currently two of Europe's strongest teams, together with Barcelona and Real Madrid," Molinaro told

"Bayern and Juventus both dominate their respective leagues. It's going to be a great tie and I'm really looking forward to it.

"Bayern have a slight edge, because they hold a bigger lead [in the Bundesliga]. It is very hard to give a prediction of what will happen, though."

Bayern host Juventus on Tuesday, before travelling to Turin one week later.