How do you summarise an evening like that? How do you explain the emotion of netting twice in the final half hour and to even come close to snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in the closing stages? How do you round up the Bianconeri’s sterling second-half comeback?
Some of the secrets at least behind last night’s drama lie in the key stats, facts and figures from Turin in an encounter more than any other to be seen again at Juventus Stadium was a “game of two halves.”
While Bayern Munich’s goals would indeed come either side of half-time, becoming the first side to score twice against Juve on their home turf this season, there was little doubt that the encounter swung at the half-time interval.
A simple proof of this can be found in the number of shots taken by both sides: in the first half the Germans peppered Gianluigi Buffon’s goal, producing eight attempts to the Bianconeri’s three, a stat which turned on its head after the interval, Juve taking aim eight times to Bayern’s five.