Bayern Munich show strength to overcome Juventus challenge and progress to Champions League last eight

Bayern Munich show strength to overcome Juventus challenge and progress to Champions League last eight
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Bayern Munich: (4-1-4-1): Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Benatia, Alaba; Alonso; Costa, Müller, Vidal, Ribéry; Lewandowski.
Juventus: (4-2-3-1): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Khedira, Pogba; Cuadrado, Hernanes, Alex Sandro; Morata.
REFEREE: Jonas Eriksson (SWE).

Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for tonight. I've been Oliver Emmerson, and until next time, goodbye!

A thrilling game and a thrilling tie, as Bayern come from two goals behind, equalising in the last minute to take it to extra-time. From then on, they were even more dominant, scoring twice in the final half hour to progress to the Champions League quarter finals!

Full-time: Bayern Munich 4-2 Juventus (6-4 on aggregate AET)

115: That one looked harder to miss! Expert cross from Pogba, finding Mandzukic who digs his shot into the ground, only for Neuer to come up with a brilliant save.

112: More handbags, did you say? Yeah. Sturaro and Bernat booked for a little tussle, started out of frustration by the Juve man.

110: Game, set, match. Brilliant counter from Bayern, Coman gets it on the halfway line, running down the wing before checking back inside and curling across goal into the net. 4-2, 6-2 on aggregate.

GOAL! The icing on the cake, Coman makes it 4-2!

108: Juventus have put up an almighty fight, but that might be them down and out. Muller holds it up beautifully on the edge of the area, laying it off for Thiago who strokes the ball into the corner. No penalties now.

GOAL! They're just too strong! Bayern 3-2 up, Thiago!

105: And we're back underway.

Half-time ET: The score has remained the same. Did much happen in that 15 minutes? Nope. Penalties looming.

101: Here's Thiago! It's only taken over 100 minutes to get him introduced, but the midfielder replace Ribery.

99: More handbags, oh joy! Buffon slides to the floor to take the ball from Ribery's toes, and Muller almost falls over him. Bonucci seems more bothered about it than his goalkeeper, squaring up to the German, before the pair are quickly separated.

93: Good save by Neuer low to his right. Mandzukic had the ball with his back to goal, laying it off to Lichtsteiner of all players, but the full-back couldn't get his effort far enough into the corner.

90: Kick-off, ET begins.

We'll head to an additional 30 minutes after the game finishes 2-2, Bayern coming back into it thanks to late goals from Lewandowski and Muller. You'd fancy Bayern to seal it in this upcoming period.

Full-time: Bayern Munich 2-2 Juventus (4-4 on aggregate) - Extra Time it is!

90+1: Evra has had the better of Coman since he came on, but not that time. The youngster puts a brilliant ball towards the back post, where Muller has peeled off his man, and he heads powerfully past Buffon. 2-2, the comeback is complete!

GOAL! Bayern have done it, in stoppage time! 2-2, we're heading to extra time! Muller!

89: Wide! Inches away from Costa! He's been by far Bayern's best player tonight. Pereyra on for Cuadro for Juve, who are minutes away from a famous win.

87: Off the post! Douglas Costa's ball in finds Lewandowski, and he heads it onto the post. It wouldn't have counted though, as the striker was offside.

85: Five minutes to go! Still lots of home possession, but Juventus are holding firm. Evra and Coman is a very interesting duel down Bayern's right.

77: Bayern have finally realised that the clock is ticking, Buffon forced into a strong save. The Bavarians have certainly got the momentum now, but can they force an opening?

73: The ball is played to Costa by Coman, and the Brazilian fizzes in an excellent cross to Lewandowski at the back post. The Pole wriggles free from his marker, and heads in from close range. Bayern just need one more to take it to extra time, will Juve hold on?

GOAL! Lewandowski drags Bayern back into it - is the comeback on?

67: Sturaro on for Khedira for Juventus. It must be questioned, why hasn't Thiago been introduced into the mix for Bayern? They have plenty of attackers on the pitch to take advantage of good positions, but have lacked the central midfield quality to get into those positions. Then again, they'll probably make me look silly and bag three in the final 20 to win the tie. We shall see.

60: Another attacking change for the hosts, as Xabi Alonso comes off for Kingsley Coman - who is on loan at Bayern from Juventus.

57: Close! What is it with Alvaro Morata and the Champions League? He's having a superb game. Making another charging run in-behind then, he shrugs off two defenders before eventually having a curling effort deflected out for a corner.

56: Alaba makes a hash of things, losing the ball to Morata in his own half. Fortunately, Xabi Alonso is covering, and he slows the striker down enough for his eventual shot to be straight at Neuer. Bayern need to make a dent in this Juve backline soon, or risk crashing out without a fight.

53: Lewandoswki and Bonnuci have now both been booked, within a couple of minutes of eachother. Will we see a red card tonight? It's on the cards, if you'll excuse the pun.

47: Handbags! The two teams are scuffling around Vidal and Cuadrado, after the Chilean went in on the Colombian with a high boot. Vidal eventually given a yellow card, something which the Juventus players feel is too lenient. So much to the extent, that Lichtsteiner is booked for his protests.

45: Kick-off in the second half.

One change at half-time for Bayern. Bernat replaces Benatia, who endured a horrific first 45.

Juventus two goals ahead at half-time and deservedly so, they're 4-2 up on aggregate. Nobody predicted this, but the Old Lady have been sensational so far. Will they extend their lead in the second half? We'll find out soon.

Half-time: Bayern Munich 0-2 Juventus (2-4 on aggregate)

44: How has it stayed out? Pogba beats Benatia for pace down the left channel, cutting it across goal where Cuadrado waited, and his shot at the back post was somehow blocked onto the post by Neuer. A goal there would surely have been curtains for Bayern! There's set to be one minute of added time.

42: Close! It's like pinball in the Juve area as Muller takes down Costa's dink before having a shot saved by Buffon. The ball hits about two defenders, before it is ushered away as Lewandowski looks to capitalise.

38: Morata picks up a yellow for a high boot into the face of Kimmich. He joins Sami Khedira amongst those who have been carded so far this evening.

35: The play is much like it was before the first and second goal. Bayern dominant in possession but not producing anything, and then they suddenly lose it, and are required to work hard to get it back and set up for another disappointing attack. The home crowd are in good voice though, which is something.

28: Clinical counter-attacking! That's magnificent from the Italians. They steal the ball with Bayern high up the pitch, and then it's all Morata. He does brilliantly, beating two men before holding off a third, playing it to Cuadrado, who is so composed as he slots past Neuer.

GOAL! Juventus have doubled their lead, Cuadrado!

25: Bayern win a free-kick as the marauding Lahm is hacked down, but Douglas Costa's flat ball is easily cleared. Juve look like they're sticking perfectly to their gameplan, and it's working.

21: Juve have really ruffled Bayern's feathers here. Manuel Neuer, a main hailed by many as the best outfield goalkeeper around, screams at his teammates after they put him under pressure with a short pass. Pep Guardiola is up on the touchline, looking concerened.

14: Bayern clearly looking to respond quickly, floating a ball in from the wing, only for Muller's weak header to be easily scooped up by Buffon.

11: Ribery with something of a hit-and-hope effort, volleying over with his left foot from the edge of the area.

6: Bayern Munich are all at sea defensively, and they're behind. A simple ball over the top is chased by Lichtsteiner, but Alaba gets there first. There's confusion though, as Neuer comes out, and the ball ends up being played across the goal, where Pogba waited for a tap in. 1-0 to the away side, what drama!

GOAL! Juventus take the lead, and it's Pogba!

2: Arturo Vidal with half a chance against his old team, Douglas Costa cuts inside and plays a defence splitting pass to him, but the Chilean's touch is poor and Buffon gathers.

0: Kick-off, we're underway!

Juve subs: Neto, Mandzukic, Asamoah, Zaza, Pereyra, Sturaro, Rugani.

Bayern subs: Ulreich, Thiago, Götze, Bernat, Coman, Rafinha, Rode.

Juventus XI (4-2-3-1): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Khedira, Pogba; Cuadrado, Hernanes, Alex Sandro; Morata.

Bayern XI (4-1-4-1): Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Benatia, Alaba; Alonso; Costa, Müller, Vidal, Ribéry; Lewandowski.

Team news is in! Here we are...

Predicted Juventus line-up: (4-3-3) Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Evra; Sturaro, Khedira, Pogba; Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Dybala.

Juventus find themselves in a similar situation to their opponents, with two players definitely ruled out and one doubtful. Unfortunately for the Old Lady, Giorgio Chiellini still hasn't fully returned from his calf problem and this is likely to keep him out of action. Claudio Marchisio's absence in midfield will be felt, with Stefano Sturaro likely to take his spot in the middle. Martin Caceres is also unavailable.

Predicted Bayern Munich line-up: (4-1-4-1) Neuer; Lahm, Benatia, Kimmich, Alaba; Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Müller, Douglas Costa; Lewandowski.

Bayern are without Jerome Boateng and Holger Badstuber remain out, though there has been some positive news on the centre-back fitness front. Javi Martinez has resumed training following his spell on the sidelines and although he is unlikely to be risked on Wednesday, his return will be a massive boost to the squad. Aside from that, Pep Guardiola has a full-strength squad to choose from.

However, the hosts then battled back superbly to earn a draw. Paulo Dybala rifled a cunningly accurate shot into Manuel Neuer's near post with just under half an hour left, with Stefano Sturaro then netting an equaliser in the 76th. Whether that will be enough, remains to be seen of course. Bayern showed that if they want to, they can take control of the game, in the first leg. You'd imagine that they'd be much less likely to let a lead slip tonight, so your money would be on the Bavarians to progress by a couple of goals. Still, Juve were last season's finalists and can't be discounted, making for an intriguing clash.

So, there's little place better than to start with the aforementioned 2-2 draw between these sides, with the first leg now three weeks ago. In truth, the Bavarians should have put themselves out of sight there and then, as they dominated the match early on. If not for some wasteful finishing and excellent goalkeeping, it wouldn't have taken them nearly as long as 43 minutes to open the scoring, Thomas Müller putting them ahead. Juve's night got even worse when Arjen Robben tucked away a trademark left-footed goal after the break.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of tonight's UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg clash between two European giants. Bayern Munich are the hosts and welcome Juventus to the Allianz Arena this evening, with the tie currently locked at 2-2. The game could easily go either way and it is set to be a mammoth clash between the two in Munich. Stay with us for a preview of the tussle, as well as all the build-up and team news up until we get official confirmation of the line-ups.