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CL: Juventus capable of upsetting Bayern Munich, says Hitzfeld

Munich: Bayern Munich host Juventus today in the Champions League last 16 return-leg clash and will be eager to cut out any mistakes and prevent a repeat of the Italians' first-leg fight back.

Ottmar Hitzfeld
Ottmar Hitzfeld

Bayern were steaming towards the last eight before Juventus pounced fought back to make it 2-2 in the first leg.

And ex-Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said the Italians are capable of pulling off an upset in Munich. "After leading Juventus by 2-0, the 2-2 is not an ideal result," said Hitzfeld.

"They have build Juventus again and they'll believe in their chances. Bayern is vulnerable on the break and Juventus will be lurking to take their chances."

"They are still Juve and are still the same strong team," said Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola. "I know the Italian mentality and they have won a thousand titles with it – that's how it is." Franck Ribery said the Italian team are complicated.

"They don't give you room to play. We played them in 2013 and it's always complicated Juventus. They are always good on the counter, dangerous with free kicks.

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