Created on 15-03-2013 at 00:00 AM
Bayern are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 12th time, level with Manchester United and ahead of all the other teams in Europe in terms of last eight appearances. Friday's draw for this season’s quarters means FCB now face Juventus Turin in early April. “They're really high calibre, really tough opponents," warned coach Jupp Heynckes, “they're the best Italian team at the moment."
Reaction to the Champions League quarter-final draw:
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “This is no dream draw. We've had contrasting experiences with Juve, we beat them 4-1 last time. We'll need two good days if we’re to make the semi-finals. This one won't take care of itself, that's my warning.”
Matthias Sammer: “Both teams are dominating their domestic championships. The Italian league is once again moving in the right direction, and that includes bringing on young players. They've long ago climbed out of the trough. Juventus are traditionally strong with good players. Form on the day in both matches will decide who goes through. Mentally and in terms of focus, a top-calibre team like Juventus is just right.”
Jupp Heynckes: “I know Juventus Turin very well. They're the best Italian team at the moment and they have a fantastic new stadium. They're really high calibre, really tough opponents. They’re extremely strong in defence and have lots of attacking quality. We'll see great football, two fantastic knockout cup nights. I hope we have our noses in front at the end of the day, but it's an evenly-matched pairing.”