Evra: No reason we can’t win in Munich
On Sunday afternoon Juventus proved once more how hard it is to knock them out of their stride. La Vecchia Signora won 2-0 away to Atalanta Bergamo courtesy of goals from Andrea Barzagli (24) and Mario Lemina (86). The Italians withstood the pressure applied by chief competitors SSC Napoli, who had won 3-1 against Chievo Verona the day before.
Their defence is perhaps the biggest trump card for Massimiliano Allegri's troops: Juve kept a clean sheet for the ninth consecutive league fixture. The last time a player put one past goalkeeping legend Gigi Buffon was 836 minutes ago, a new record! In total the Italian record champions, who are still three points clear at the top of the standings, have conceded only 15 goals.
"Everybody does his part and shows what it means to play for Juve," commented the experienced Patrice Evra, praising his team-mates. I Bianconeri are on an incredible run: since their last Serie A defeat on Matchday 10 Juventus have taken 52 of a possible 54 points. "After such a comeback and with the prospect of the fifth championship title in a row I couldn't feel better," added Evra.
FC Bayern know they have to expect very confident opponents for the Champions League last sixteen return on 16 March. "I have great trust in our team, the coaching staff, the fans -- in the entire club," declared Evra. "There's nothing to stop us travelling to Munich and winning there." Surely Pep Guardiola and his troops will come up with something...
Juventus line-up against Atalanta: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Evra, Khedira (Lemina 68), Marchisio, Pogba, Pereyra (Alex Sandro 81), Mandzukic, Dybala (Morata 88)