Bayern Munich are one of Europe's best, says Matri

The Italy forward expressed his excitement at taking on the Bundesliga leaders and believes the Serie A champions have the tactical expertise to progress to the semi-finals
Juventus striker Alessandro Matri has described Bayern Munich as one of Europe's best sides ahead of their Champions League quarter-final clash on Tuesday.

The Serie A champions travel to the Allianz Arena in the first leg to face last season's beaten finalists, and Matri has revealed the palpable excitement within the dressing room ahead of the encounter.

"Everyone wants to play in a game like this one. We are very excited to be tackling one of Europe's best teams," he told Topmercato.

"Bayern are having a great season, but we will try and get a good result away from home."

The 28-year-old has warned of the formidable array of attacking talent at Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes' disposal, but believes the Bianconeri have the tactical awareness to nullify such a threat.

He added: "They have some amazing players like [Franck] Ribery, [Arjen] Robben and [Thomas] Muller, but if we are prepared tactically, we can have our say.

"I think it will be a great game."