Bayern take on Juventus today

Apr 02, 2013, 01:12 IST | AFP

Bayern Munich tackle Juventus in a Champions League culture clash today with the Germans pitting their incisive attacking finesse against the Italians' defensive bloody-mindedness.

Bayern, on the verge of a 23rd Bundesliga title, routed Hamburg 9-2 on Saturday to take their goals tally to 78 with just 13 conceded in the Bundesliga while finding the net 18 times in the Champions League.

Juventus, enjoying a nine-point lead in Serie A, have conceded only 19 goals in 30 league games this season and just four in the Champions League.

Forty of Bayern's domestic goals have come from a combination of Franck Ribery, Tony Kroos, Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Mueller while, should he be required, veteran Claudio Pizarro will be waiting in the wings. 

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