It was an odd reversal of fortunes for Bayern Munich and Juventus during their last 16 clash at the Allianz Arena, as the German champions made a comeback to defeat their Italian counterparts at 4-2 in extra time (6-4 on aggregate).
Bayern took the lead with two goals in the first leg at Juventus stadium, and Juventus responded by equalizing the game by full-time.
In Germany however, it was the Italian giants that took the lead thanks to two early goals at the first half. Paul Pogba took advantage on a David Alaba mistake to beat Manuel Neuer for their first.
Then, in an odd display of lacking Bayern defense, Juventus defender Alvaro Morata made a 40m past four Bayern players and sets up Juan Cuadrado. The Colombian calmly feinted against Joshua Kimmich and made a close range shot for his team’s second.
Nonetheless, the German club finally showing signs of life as Robert Lewandowski headed in a Douglas Costa cross to the far post at the 73rd minute. Thomas Muller then follow suit at the 90th minute to pull the game into extra time.
Juventus would then rue the chances they did convert their chances in the game, running out of steam at extra time as well as mistakenly loaning out a tool of their own demise.
Thiago Alcantara drilled in Bayern’s third, but it was turncoat hero Kingsley Coman who sealed Juventus’ fate. On loan from Juventus, he curled in Bayern’s fourth over Gianluigi Buffon to hammer the final nail to the coffin.
Defeat meant that Juventus will be only able to chase after domestic titles this season, while Pep Guardiola, on his final season in charge of Bayern is still on course for a trophy treble.