Juventus Holds Off FC Bayern

Published on 27-Feb-2016 by srijan213

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Juventus Holds Off FC Bayern

https://www.allianz-arena.de/en/Recent history hasn't been kind to the pride of Turin when matchups against the Bundesliga's perpetual juggernaut is concerned.

But in this Champions League quarterfinal, Juventus spotted their visitors a pair of goals before clawing back into the home-&-home series with a 2-2 stalemate.

Usually, when Bayern Munich builds an early cushion, there's nothing else left to do but finish your Weißwurst mit Brod. As it is, allowing the Germans two away goals doesn't exactly make this a satisfying comeback for Juvo.

It's now win-or-else for them at Allianz Arena on 16 March.

Thomas Muller, Bayern’s hitman, finally put the scoreboard to work in the 43rd minute:

No matter how crowded the area, Muller always finds space.

Arjen Robben then laid out his usual routine ten minutes after the break:

As always, it's 1) from right to left foot, 2) dummy, 3) hit, and 4) score. Too easy.

Juventus finally got its act together in the final half hour. First, star-in-the-making Paulo Dybala rallied morale with this strike in the 63rd minute:

Dude's surely going places, but mostly Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Stefano Sturaro then did his bit for drama by forcing this series to have a second-leg result:

So, it's on to the Allianz, and Juventus, good luck with that.

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