'Pensioner' remark spurs Juventus for Bayern tie

If successful, Juventus would create a small piece of history - the Bianconeri have never overcome a 2-0 defeat suffered against opponents in the first-leg of a European Cup or Champions League tie in three previous attempts. The first two of those defeats came against German opposition, respectively Dynamo Dresden in 1973 and Borussia Moenchengladbach two years later.

updated: April 09, 2013 17:33 IST
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Milan: A throwaway jibe against goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is spurring Juventus as they bid to make club history by overcoming a 2-0 first leg deficit to Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final.

Juventus qualified for the last eight of Europe's premier club competition last month for the first time since 2006 but the draw was not kind to the Old Lady of Turin.

Bayern, who secured their 23rd German league title on Sunday, were a class above the Bianconeri in Munich last week when goals from David Alaba and Thomas Mueller left Antonio Conte's side with a mountain to climb in Wednesday's second leg.

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