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Matri: Juventus must recharge batteries ahead of Bayern

Alessandro Matri has admitted Saturday afternoon's Serie A win over Inter has cost Juventus a lot of energy ahead of next week's Champions League match against Bayern Munich - who went on to win 9-2 against Hamburg.

The reigning Italian champions recorded a 2-1 away win over the Nerazzurri to make amends for their home loss earlier this season, but victory did not come easy for Juve.

"Today's game took a lot out of us and we need to recharge our batteries ahead of Munich," Matri was quoted as saying on the official Juventus website.

"We'll have a warm-down tomorrow then on Monday we'll train specifically with Tuesday's game in mind."

The attacker then went on to voice his delight with Saturday's victory as he feels it was a crucial win in the hunt for the Scudetto.

"It was a big win for us and we played at a high tempo right from the off," he continued.

"We've picked up three crucial points for the league table and now we're focused on Bayern."

Juventus currently hold a 11-point lead over second-placed AC Milan, with Napoli to play Torino on Saturday night.