17.03.2015 11:47 - in: UCL S

      A quintet of Juve successes in Germany

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      Ahead of Wednesday’s much-anticipated clash, Juventus.com investigates five European encounters on German soil that have finished in the Bianconeri’s favour

      Juventus head to Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion on Wednesday evening knowing that a draw would see them advance to the Champions League last eight for the second time in three seasons.

      Winning, however, is firmly ingrained in the club’s DNA, and Massimiliano Allegri’s charges will therefore be going all out for a clear success to wrap up a quarter-final spot in style.

      If any inspiration is required, the current crop of Bianconeri can look at the eight wins, including three over Wednesday’s opponents Borussia Dortmund, recorded by their predecessors on German soil.

      Here is a look at the other five triumphs enjoyed elsewhere in Germany:

      FC Magdeburg 0-1 Juventus, November 1972, European Cup

      Back in the competition’s old format, the Bianconeri, then managed by Cestmir Vycpalek, progressed to the third round of the European Cup following a 2-0 aggregate win over FC Magdeburg.

      After Pietro Anastasi’s solitary strike had ensured a slender first-leg advantage in Turin, Antonio Cuccureddu struck in the 51st minute of a tense return encounter at the Ernst Grube Stadium to bag a famous first victory in Germany for the Old Lady.

      FC Magdeburg 1-3 Juventus, March 1977, UEFA Cup

      The duo would reignite rivalries just five years later when they were pitted together in the UEFA Cup quarter-final stage.

      Juventus started the first leg brightly and netted after only 120 seconds through Cuccureddu who was proving himself a thorn in Magdeburg’s side.

      Despite one-club man Jurgen Sparwasser equalising for the hosts on 32 minutes, the Bianconeri rallied and were able to register a comfortable 3-1 scoreline thanks to second-half strikes from Romeo Benetti and Roberto Boninsegna.

      Juventus, who would go on to beat Athletic Bilbao in the final on away goals for their first taste of success in the competition, defeated the Germans in the return leg 1-0 courtesy of another Cuccureddu goal.

      Chemnitzer FC 0-1 Juventus, December 1989, UEFA Cup

      Following a 2-1 UEFA Cup third round first leg victory two weeks earlier, the Bianconeri headed to Germany knowing that they had to finish the job against a tricky Chemnitzer side.

      After weathering an early onslaught from the hosts at the Dr. Kurt-Fischer-Stadion, the Old Lady edged their noses in front on 20 minutes when Luigi De Agostini’s driven free-kick nestled into the corner of the net.

      A magnificent reactionary stop from Stefano Tacconi kept Juventus ahead during the second half as the Germans piled on the pressure but the visitors were able to hold on and  progress to the next stage.

      Hamburg 0-2 Juventus, March 1990, UEFA Cup

      Juventus travelled to Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion with one eye on obtaining revenge for their 1983 European Cup final defeat.

      A goalless first half was soon expelled when future Italia ’90 top scorer Toto Schillaci latched on to Pierluigi Casiraghi's miscued header from a De Agostini cross to slam the ball home on 51 minutes.

      Just six minutes later, it was two. After the Hamburg rearguard had failed to deal with a Bianconeri corner, Giancarlo Marocchi sent the ball back into the mixer which was emphatically headed in by Casiraghi.

      Despite the second leg finishing 2-1 to the German outfit in Turin, Dino Zoff’s charges advanced 3-2 on aggregate and ultimately defeated Fiorentina in the final for their second ever UEFA Cup triumph.

      Bayern Munich 0-1 Juventus, November 2004, Champions League

      The Bianconeri’s most recent victory on German soil came 11 years ago, when mercurial captain Alessandro Del Piero struck a last-gasp winner in Munich.

      With the scores finely poised at 0-0, Zlatan Ibrahimovic danced past a couple of challenges before unleashing a shot that was spilled by Hans Jorg Butt into Del Piero's path, with the skipper tapping home in the 90th minute.

      That late goal allowed Fabio Capello’s men to make it four victories out of four as they ultimately marched on to top Group C with 16 points. The Old Lady, however, would succumb to eventual champions Liverpool at the competition’s quarter-final stage.

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