Well it is going to take something special for Juventus to go through now. Bayern Munich have effortlessly dispelled any lingering doubts surrounding them with an extremely impressive win, becoming the first team to beat the Italians in this season's Champions League. They had a bit of fortune with the first goal from David Alaba and the second goal could be partly attributed to poor goalkeeping from Gianluigi Buffon but this could have been four or five. Bayern were simply too good and made Juventus look distinctly average. Thanks for reading. Night.
Full time: Bayern Munich 2-0 Juventus
90 min+3: Xherdan Shaqiri replaces Franck Ribery.
90 min+1: Mario Gomez replaces Mario Mandzukic. There will be three minutes of stoppage time. "The mexican tv commentators are tearing strips off the english officials," says Alex Box. "As there are no english teams remaining, those still participating in some way are doing their best to STOP FOOTBALL before this reaches hallowed wembley."
90 min: Thomas Muller almost makes it three! Bayern had a throw on the left. It was played in to Mandzukic and Muller ran off him before cracking a low shot that Buffon somehow pushed out with a strong arm. The rebound came back to Muller and there was Buffon again to deny him at the expense of a corner!
88 min: Vucinic flicks a pass through for Giovinco but Neuer is quick off his line to smother.
86 min: And then Bonucci shoots from 25 yards out. It's no bother for Bayern.
85 min: Juventus are pressing hard now. Giovinco breaks in down the left but his cross is cleared. It comes to Chiellini. His cross is cleared. Pogba shoots. It's blocked.
83 min: Vidal is down after Ribery scraped his studs down the back of his calf. A bad challenge goes unpunished though.
82 min: Now Bayern's fans hate Clattenburg again. He's booked Gustavo for diving outside the area.
80 min: Mandzukic's workrate has been stunning. What a selfless performance - and he's got an assist to his name too.
78 min: Muller hammers one well wide from 25 yards after a strong run.
76 min: Now Bayern's fans like Clattenburg because he's booked Lichsteiner for diving in the area. He'll miss the next match. He poked the ball past Dante who looked like he'd pulled out of the challenge. It wasn't a penalty but Lichsteiner did run into Dante so it was fairly difficult for him not to fall over.
75 min: Paul Pogba replaces the anonymous Peluso.
73 min: Giovinco tries to slip Vucinic in but Dante just gets in the way. Juventus look much more threatening with these two up front though.
70 min: This is like some sort of mode of transport in London. Moments after making his first save of the night, Neuer has to make another, holding Vidal's deflected shot. Bayern, clearly affronted by such impudence, look to put Juve in their place as Ribery lets fly from 25 yards out. It's well struck but Buffon is equal to it.
69 min: Manuel Neuer finally makes a save. Concentration is key. Vucinic didn't take long to make an impact, drifting inside dangerously from the left. He played a lovely disguised pass to the overlapping Lichsteiner on the right. He shaped to shoot but instead cut it back to Vidal, whose fierce shot was straight at Neuer, who pushed it away.
67 min: If Juventus don't get a goal tonight, then you feel this tie is as good as over. It's hard to see this Bayern side losing 3-0 in Italy. Meanwhile Vidal is finally booked after blocking Robben's pass on the left with his hand. He'll miss the second leg.
65 min: Juventus respond by replacing the ineffective pair of Matri and Quagliarella with Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco.
GOAL! Bayern Munich 2-0 Juventus (Muller, 63 min)
This time, Buffon is at fault. After his earlier dismal effort, you might have thought Luis Gustavo wouldn't be allowed to shoot again. Think again. He had another go with his left foot from 30 yards out. It bounces awkwardly in front of Buffon as he dives to his right but he still should have done better. Instead he pushes it out to Mandzukic on the left - he might have been offside - and he shows terrific composure, waiting for Muller to arrive. Once he dives, he pokes it across and Muller taps it in from a yard out. On the touchline, Antonio Conte watches on impassively.
61 min: This has been a scrappy half and maybe that's how Juventus want it to be. It's not especially entertaining at the moment. It needs a Juventus goal.
59 min: Pirlo wants far too much time on the ball tonight. He's not going to get it.
57 min: It's impossible to see where a Juventus goal is coming from. They can't get anything going at all.
55 min: Alaba tries to catch Buffon out again, this time from a free-kick from the left. No one was expecting Alaba to hit this. But that's what almost brought him a goal. The ball bounces in front of Buffon's dive but he manages to push it away from danger.
54 min: Mark Clattenburg and His Hair book Chiellini for clattering Mandzukic in the air. It's a ridiculous call from a ridiculous referee, who was probably just trying to curry some favour from the home fans. It was a foul but Chiellini didn't do much. How can that be a yellow card when Vidal got away with his tackle on Ribery?
53 min: Gustavo tries a shot from 30 yards out. It doesn't appear to be his forte.
52 min: "I really hope Ben Affleck can turn it around for Juventus in the second half," says Damien Neva.
51 min: It's hard to know who a 1-0 scoreline would suit more. It would mean Bayern haven't conceded an away goal but would also mean that Juventus haven't suffered the thrashing that has, at times, looked to be on the cards.
48 min: And Bayern pick up where they left off. After a rare Juventus attack breaks down, the Germans hit them on the break, Gustavo's pass down the inside-right channel releasing Mandzukic. Buffon stays on his line but his decision is justified as he beats away Mandzukic's first time drive at his near post.
47 min: Clattenburg has picked up where he left off. He's still irritating Bayern's fans. It's kind of amusing.
46 min: Off we go again. Juventus were out early for the second half. I can't believe people are blaming Buffon for the goal. The ball almost had a mind of its own. He was going the right way, it changed direction and went it hit the turf the twitch made it look as if it had suffered an electric shock, going even further away from Buffon.
Half-time: Bayern Munich 1-0 Juventus
Phew. That was breathless stuff from Bayern Munich, who could be two or three up. They would be but for two bad misses from Arjen Robben and instead they've had to settle for David Alaba's freakish goal inside 30 seconds. After a bright start, Juventus have been decidedly second-best.
45 min+1: This was so close to the equaliser. He flashes a brilliant corner to the near post and Bonucci's glancing header flashes just over.
45 min: Pirlo whips the free-kick in from the right. It's headed behind for a corner on the left. Before Pirlo can take it, Clattenburg has to sort out a load of pushing in the six-yard box. There will be two minutes of stoppage time.
44 min: The Bayern fans howl after Mandzukic is booked for bringing down Vidal, who fell theatrically. Mark Clattenburg let a few questionable Juventus challenge go and then awarded them a free-kick when one of their players went down.
43 min: Manuel Neuer hasn't had to make a save yet.
42 min: Schweinsteiger cuts inside from the right and rams a rising shot that keeps on rising from the edge of the area. He slipped as he hit it.
41 min: A plaintive chant of "Juve! Juve! Juve!" echoes around the Allianz Arena. Their players will be glad to hear that; they could be forgiven for feeling a bit lost right now.
38 min: Bayern are attacking Juve from every angle possible and the Italians can't cope. Alaba steams down the left, easily beating his man for speed, and thwacks a low cross into the six-yard box. Buffon's touch takes it behind for a corner and eventually Mandzukic heads well wide.
37 min: Surely this is a penalty, although I'd need to see it from another angle. Ribery engages two Juventus on the left, makes space for the cross and when he does deliver, it's a peach. Madnzukic looks certain to score from close range, only to collapse with Chiellini nearby. He's adamnt. That looked stonewall.
36 min: "I admit, I've been mainly watching the other match, but thought I'd better check out the important points from this game so far," says Matt Dony. "Chiefly, how is Clattenburg's hair looking?" He's doing England proud.
35 min: Robben isn't going to pass again all night, is he. He cuts inside from the right and, eager to atone for that miss, dribbles a shot straight at Buffon from the edge of the area.
34 min: Schweinsteiger dinks a free-kick into the Juventus area but Mandzukic's header is harmless enough.
32 min: What a miss from Arjen Robben. I can't believe it. Juve lose the ball again and Muller escapes from his markers with some neat skill on the right. He drives away from them and his cutback for Robben is perfect. It's on his left, he's got a clear of sight of goal, the goal is not very far away at all, I was shouting GOAL! and the galoot went and sidefooted it wide of the left post. Unbelievable.
31 min: Juve played well in the first 10 minutes or so but they have been breathing well in the last 20. They can't stop giving the ball away which, to be fair, is a consequence of Bayern's non-stop pressing.
30 min: "I just realized there was a left side to the pitch," says Rob Coughlin.
29 min: Vidal wraps his leg around Ribery's and brings him down. A booking will rule him out of the next leg and he should get one, but Mark Clattenburg decides to show some leniency. There wasn't really any reason to. The Bayern fans aren't happy and Ribery is off getting treatment.
28 min: Mandzukic's work off the ball is staggering. Surely he can't keep this up. He's doing shuttle runs from Juve player to Juve player whenever Bayern don't have the ball.
26 min: Robben sprints past a couple of defenders on the right but can't quite get his cross in before the ball goes out of play. A second goal isn't far off at this rate. "Poor old Pirlo was probably starstruck at being on the same pitch as the great English referee Mark Clattenburg," honks Justin Kavanagh.
24 min: On the right, Lahm wins a corner off Peluso. It's flung in, Dante's header goes high up in the air and Van Buyten can't make anything of it because of the extremely close attentions of Chiellini. He was just getting to know him.
21 min: After a spell of pressure, A Bayern Player heads A Corner from Another Bayern Player wide. There wasn't a replay, basically.
20 min: And now Juventus are slightly hanging on. Once again Barzagli is the culprit as he has his pocket pinched by Mandzukic, whose pressing from the front is absolutely magnificent. The ball breaks for Ribery, who suddenly finds himself one-on-one with Bonucci. From the left, it looked like he would try to curl one into the far corner with his right foot. Instead he went for the surprise factor, hitting an early shot towards the near post. It took a deflection and fizzed an inch wide. Buffon might not have got to that.
18 min: Juve have been enjoying most of the ball but they could so easily be 2-0 down. On the right, Ribery pulled a low cross into the six-yard box, where Barzagli's awful clearance fell straight to Robben. He took a touch and then hit a low left-footed volley which Buffon saved with his feet. Excellent reactions, although it was quite close to him.
16 min: And here is Robben. He's moved to the right flank straight away and Muller has moved behind Mandzukic.
15 min: The possession stats would be interesting. Juve have been running this so far. Bayern are still down to 10 though, with Robben readying himself on the bench. He probably didn't expect he would be required this early.
13 min: Juventus are actually running this, despite trailing, and they're getting closer. Vidal cleverly tricks his way past Schweingsteiger and inside on to his left foot. He hits a swerving drive from 25 yards - but it swerves too much and whizzes just wide of the right post. Neuer was worried. Meanwhile Toni Kroos has injured his groin and won't be able to continue. That's a huge blow for Bayern - they'll have to bring on Arjen Robben. Ah.
12 min: A free-kick to Juventus around 35 yards from goal. And you know what that means: Pirlo. He spanks a shot which seems to be going some way over but it dips viciously at the last moment and drops an yard or two over the bar, brushing the top of the net as it went behind. Neuer had it covered though.
10 min: Juve lose the ball again in dangerous territory. Ribery scampers through the middle but plays a poor pass to Muller, which was behind the forward. He tries to return the ball to Ribery, but the winger hadn't bothered continuing his run and it ran through to Buffon.
9 min: "I was in the Delle Alpi watching my second ever game of Italian football when Del Piero scored that goal (4/12/94)," says Rob Moline. "Stunning. He was 19 and only got a game due to Baggio's late injury withdrawal. I'd never heard of him, only went along to watch Baggio, ironically enough. Meantime: Leaders in French league against leaders in Spain. Leaders in Germany against leaders/champions of Italy. Last time out leaders in Emgland against champions of Spain. Finally Big Cup feels like a proper competition this year - have UEFA done something right, or is it just a happy fluke?" A happy Qatari fluke.
8 min: The goal hasn't settled Bayern. Alaba concedes a needless corner on the right with a sloppy pass, earning himself an earful from Dante, who also produced a sliced clearance a few moments earlier. Another corner then. This one is better from Pirlo but Neuer punches away, albeit not very convincingly. Lahm completes the clearance.
5 min: Bayern's fans are pleased with this turn of events. But there's a long way to go yet. That goal really was crazy. It seemed to happen in slow motion. You thought everything was under control, you thought it was going to be fine and then suddenly Buffon was scrambling desperately across his goal. The flight of the ball was like one a paper aeroplane might take.
4 min: But not this time. Pirlo's delivery is underhit and Bayern get the ball clear.
3 min: Juventus look to hit back straight away and win a corner on the right. Pirlo will take it. Bayern have been susceptible when defending corners this season on a couple of occasions.
GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-0 Juventus (Alaba, 1 min)
That's Italian solidity for you. This is one of the strangest goals you will see for a long time. Pirlo, of all people, lost the ball in Juve's half but they had so many men back that they didn't look to be in any danger at all. David Alaba, the Bayern left-back, decided to have a speculative dig from all of 35 yards out. He didn't seem to hit it particularly hard but it took the tiniest of deflections off Vidal that saw it wobble more than Eric Pickles' stomach as it flew through the air. Buffon couldn't adjust in time and the ball trickled into the bottom-left corner. Dear me. That took less than 30 seconds.
And we're off! An expert trill of Mark Clattenburg's whistle, not too shrill and not too shy, and Juventus get the game going. They're kicking from left to right and their fans are making a right din. Juve don't keep it for very long, and...
Song time! As ever, no one sings. Disgrace. Sing along.
Ce sont les meilleures équipes
Es sind die allerbesten Mannschaften
The main event
Les grandes équipes
Une grande réunion
Eine große sportliche Veranstaltung
The main event
Ils sont les meilleurs
Sie sind die Besten
These are the champions
Les grandes équipes
Les grandes équipes
Here come the teams. There's some voluble Italian shouting as they walk out the tunnel. It sounded a bit like The Sopranos. The stadium is packed and the flags are flying high. There's no David Beckham, but I think we'll struggle on. After all, we've got Mark Clattenburg, so who's really winning, "Europe"?
On ITV, Adrian Chiles has apparently just asked whether Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets will be starstruck by Beckham. You're better off here.
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If it's Juventus, then we are obliged to mention Alessandro Del Piero. How about this goal against Fiorentina in 1994?
Team news. Bayern are without the suspended Javi Martinez, so play Luis Gustavo alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger instead. It will be interesting to see if Toni Kroos can squeeze Pirlo, a job he singularly failed to do at the Euros. There had been talk that Juve would play a 3-5-1-1 formation, but Paul Pogba is on the bench. Neither side are starting with David Beckham.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Schweinsteiger, Gustavo; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Mandzukic. Subs: Starke, Robben, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Boateng, Gomez, Tymoschuk.
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Matri, Quagliarella. Subs: Storari, Pogba, Vucinic, Giovinco, Padoin, Asamoah, Marrone.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENGLAND, BRITAIN)
Hello. Well this is set to be a grand old occasion, isn't it. In fact, this is the sort of quarter-final that feels like it ought to be teleported back in time to when the European Cup was strictly reserved for champions only and Let's Get Ready to Rumble was rumbling along in the charts, because tonight we get to see the German champions take on the Italian champions. Bayern Munich and Juventus: the names ooze glamour, class and history and are sometimes enough to render the opposition beaten before they've even taken to the pitch. Sure Lionel Messi and, er, David Beckham might be on the other channel, but this is surely the tie of the round. Jose Mourinho said that the world would stop for Real Madrid and Manchester United. It didn't; maybe it will for these two instead.
Bayern are most people's favourites and it is not hard to see why. Twenty points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, they only need two more points to seal a title that has more or less been won since the first week of the season and on Saturday they crushed Hamburg 9-2 at the Allianz Arena. They have scored 78 goals and conceded a measly 13 in 27 matches. Indeed Bayern are so strong that they can afford to leave out the likes of Arjen Robben, Mario Gomez and Xherdan Shaqiri and still win at a canter. They sure are one seriously impressive outfit. Good luck improving this lot, Pep.
And yet. There are doubts. Maybe there are always doubts with any football team, no matter how awesome they seem. Scratch the surface, though, and it is possible to uncover a few frailties here and there. They were certainly evident in the win over Arsenal in the last round. What had initially felt like an embarrassment for Arsenal in the first leg turned into an ordeal for Bayern back at the Allianz Arena, with the German sides clinging on to an advantage they held on away goals in the dying seconds. It will be a different Bayern tonight, but in those moments when Arsenal were pressing for a winner, it was impossible not to remember, say, the final last year, the defeat to Inter two years ago or even that barmy/balmy night in Barcelona. Given Bayern's obvious superiority, it felt incongruous that they conceded three goals over the course of the tie. But they did.
Juventus might be just the side to take advantage of any slips in concentration. Of course, much has been made of the fact that this is Italy v Germany, a fixture that doesn't tend to end well for the Germans - you only need to think back to the semi-final Euro 2012, a game which featured plenty of players from both of tonight's sides - but there's more to it than a mere trend. Antonio Conte's side are unbeaten in Europe this season and while not many sides leave the Allianz Arena with anything other than two black eyes and a bloody nose, Juve have already enjoyed positive results at Celtic, Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk. Clearly this will be more difficult, but let's not write them off just like Alan Shearer; they've got Andrea Pirlo, for crying out loud. They've also got Gianluigi Buffon, an imposing back three and an exceptional midfield - although do they have the strikers? And do they have the experience? Bayern do. They've been in two of the last three finals. But they've lost them both and no one's about to claim that Juve aren't streetwise enough. Classic please!