Press review: 'Phenomenal Bayern'

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It was an enthralling match between Juventus and Bayern on Tuesday evening, a contest described by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as one of the best Champions League last sixteen ties he has ever seen. The international press agreed, thrilled by Bayern, but also by Juve who put up stiff “resistance.”


Gazzetta dello Sport: Juve players like lions! Bayern Munich are impressive, but Juventus achieve an incredible draw with former Bayern pro Mandzukic, who carries his team along. Juve have become a European top team, last year's final was no accident. Not many can put up resistance against this phenomenal Bayern team under Guardiola.

La Stampa: Juve play on a par with the second-best team in Europe behind FC Barcelona. In the second half Juve turn in a magnificent display, tough and breathtaking. Bayern were dominant for 60 minutes, but Juve's reaction was simply impressive. Only great champions can react like this.

Corriere dello Sport: Unyielding Juventus catch up with FC Bayern. Juve are a team of German mentality. They never give up, which is their great quality. They are undying in every game – and proved it to Bayern. Juve seemed to be done for, crushed, but hauled themselves back with energy, great character and the spirit of their history. Bayern have understood that they cannot take Juve lightly.

Corriere della Sera: I bianconeri bounce back with two goals thanks to Dybala and Sturaro's moments of brilliance. Guardiola's players appear as giants with feet of clay.


Daily Mirror: Goals from Müller and Robben appeared to have Pep Guardiola's men home and hosed but the Serie A giants battled back.

The Guardian: Goals from Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben looked to have put Bayern in control of the tie, but Juve fought back.

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