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Juventus 2-2 Bayern Munich: Five Talking Points

  • Here are the major talking points from Juventus' 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich
Srihari
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Modified 24 Feb 2016, 21:55 IST

In the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash, Juventus came back from 2-0 down and salvaged  a 2-2 draw at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday.Thomas Muller, who had missed a golden opportunity earlier in the game, opened the scoring for the visitors, while Arjen Robben doubled their lead 10 minutes into the second half with a trademark Robben goal, cutting in from the right flank before finishing past the helpless goalkeeper.At 2-0 down, Juventus looked down and out, but a mistake from Joshua Kimmich, a midfielder who was playing as a centre back, meant Paulo Dybala could bring a goal back for the hosts, which the Argentine took. And soon after that, two substitutes, Alvaro Morata and Stefano Sturaro combined as the latter scored and ensured the reigning Italian champions go into the return leg with a real possibility of going through.Here are the major talking points from the match. 

#1 Bayern\'s away blues continue

Bayern Munich players
Bayern haven’t won any of their last six away knockout games

2-0 up with over an hour played and Pep Guardiola would have been thinking that his away leg problems in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages was finally coming to an end. After all, Bayern hadn't won their last 5 away games in the knockout stages, drawing two and losing the other three.

Yet, as fate would have it, their problems only continued as the hosts mounted a spirited comeback and made it 2-2 and ensured Bayern extended that streak to 6 games. While those two away goals mean they are still favourites to go through, their inability to keep a clean sheet meant they messed up the opportunity to seal the tie in the away leg.

Will they live to rue this? History would suggest probably not, but then again Juventus have shown that they can come from behind and do the improbable.

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Published 24 Feb 2016, 03:44 IST
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