The champions-elect of Italy's Serie A host the champions of Germany's Bundesliga, in this second leg quarter final tie. The Champions League is meant to be a platform for the continent's best clubs to compete and this is certainly a high-profile tie. Bayern travel to Turin after a 2-0 win in the first leg, at the Allianz Arena and are favourites to progress.

Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) and Andrea Pirlo

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is scheduled for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD.


Juventus come into this game after a 2-1 home win over Pescara in the league. Antonio Conte's men rode on a brace from Montenegrin striker Mirko Vucinic to retain a nine-point lead over Napoli in second. The Turin-based club have 71 points and there are only seven games left in the league season.

However, the Bianconieri will kick-off on Wednesday evening knowing they face a mighty challenge to retain hopes of winning the Champions League. They trail Jupp Heynckes' clinical Bavarians by two goals and recent form suggests that is a bridge too far for Juventus.

Juventus have lost only to Bayern since AS Roma beat them, in the league, in mid-February; this is a run of six wins and a draw, with four clean sheets and 13 goals scored. These are impressive statistics and they will have to be reproduced, in no small measure, against Bayern.

The Germans beat Eintracht Frankfurt, away, over the weekend, to seal their title in record time. They lead Borussia Dortmund (who booked their place in the Champions League semi final after a dramatic 3-2 win over Spaniards Malaga on Tuesday evening) by 20 points and can now afford to concentrate entirely on their European dream... a frightening prospect for their opponents.

Mario Gomez (R) and Mario Mandzukic

Fans of the Italian club will probably be worried when they realise Bayern's recent form has been even better than their own - they've lost only once in 2013 (against Arsenal in the second leg of the previous round) and scored 41 times in 15 games, including nine against Hamburg SV and six against Werder Bremen. They have conceded only three times in the last four games.

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L WW W
  • Last Match: Juventus 2 - 1 Pescara

Bayern Munich

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W L
  • Last Match: Eintracht Frankfurt 0 - 1 Bayern Munich

Team News

Arjen Robben and Andrea Barzagli (R)

Conte will not have Austrian and Chilean internationals Stephan Lichtsteiner and Arturo Vidal, both of whom are suspended after yellow cards in the first game. Former Manchester United youngster Paul Pogba will probably replace Vidal.

Vucinic has recovered from an illness and will lead Juventus' attack; the Montenegrin has 13 goals from 36 games this season. Unfortunately, playmaker Sebastian Giovinco is unavailable. Expect Italian striker Alessandro Matri to fill in, although Fabio Quagliarella is also an option.

Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini were rested over the weekend and will return to the first team for this match. Expect former AC Milan man Andrea Pirlo to be the key in central midfield.

Probable Line-Up: Buffon; Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini; Padoin, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Vucinic, Matri

German international Toni Kroos is injured and will be replaced by compatriot Thomas Muller. Dutchman Arjen Robben will come in on the right and Franck Ribery will retain his left wing position, making for a fearsome trio of attacking midfielders behind Mario Mandzukic, who was rested for the Frankfurt game. Spaniard Javi Martinez has returned from his suspension and will re-take his place in central midfield from Luis Gustavo.

Probable Line-Up: Neuer; Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Mandzukic