There are very rarely any easy games in the Champions League, but travelling to the home of one of the tournament favourites Bayern Munich is to be considered one of the toughest possible assignments going both in the competition and world football.
As far as Juventus are concerned, however, where there is a lofty challenge there is also an even greater reason to stand up and be counted. That was the case in February’s first leg in Turin, when the Bianconeri fought back from two goals down to level the scores courtesy of a sensational second-half performance which provided just cause to approach this Wednesday’s return clash in Bavaria with optimism according to Leonardo Bonucci.
Speaking to Jtv, the defender began: “It will be a tremendous battle and we go to Munich full of enthusiasm and determination to reach the next round. We’re fully aware of how strong Bayern are, but they also possess a few weak points which we’ll look to exploit.
“No doubt about it, we started the first leg in completely the wrong fashion. It had nothing to do with what formation we were playing, we knew that we had to give more. We confronted one another face to face and took it upon ourselves to come out fighting and, from that point onwards, we saw the true Juventus once more.”