Stefano Sturaro
Stefano Sturaro scored a 76th minute equaliser for Juventus against Bayern Munich in the first leg Reuters

Bayern Munich hold the edge on away goals heading into their Champions League round of 16 second leg showdown with Juventus at the Allianz Arena on 16 March.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2.


German champions Bayern Munich returned to form in the league with a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen at the weekend, with Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara both scoring braces. The Bavarian giants hold the advantage against Juventus after Muller and Arjen Robben struck on either side of half-time in a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Turin.

Defender Javi Martinez could return to action after recovering from a knee injury but Jerome Boateng (groin) and Holger Badstuber (ankle) are both sidelined. Juventus have won all three of their Serie A fixtures since the first leg against Bayern without conceding a goal. The Old Lady beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in their last visit to Germany in the previous season's Champions League round of 16.

Forward Mario Mandzukic is doubtful after suffering a groin injury in the win over Sassuolo, while centre-back Giorgio Chiellini (calf) could also miss out.

What managers say

Pep Guardiola: "The return [leg] will be different. They will come to win or to get a 3-3. We will try to score. I don't expect us to protect this result. We will only defend when we are faced with their incredible attack. We're up against a side with many great players, starting with [Gianluigi] Buffon and going all the way through. It's going to be a brilliant second leg."

Massimiliano Allegri: "It's a knockout match in Munich. We've got to win, we have no choice. Whether we win in the first or the last minute doesn't change anything. We have to win. We had a lot of opportunities in the second half and this has got to give us the strength and belief that we can compete with Europe's best."

Form guide

  • Bayern Munich (all competitions): WDLWD
  • Last result: Bayern Munich 5-0 Werder Bremen
  • Juventus (all competitions): WWLWD
  • Last result: Juventus 1-0 Sassuolo

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Bayern Munich win: 4/9
  • Draw: 10/3
  • Juventus win: 6

Team news

Bayern Munich possible XI: Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Benatia, Alaba; Muller, Vidal, Thiago; Robben, Lewandowski, Costa

Juventus possible XI: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Cuadrado, Khedira, Marchisio, Pogba; Dybala, Mandzukic