Alessandro Costacurta: Juventus can hurt Bayern Munich
Although the Bundesliga giants pose a difficult and tricky opponent, Costacurta feels that the Bianconeri have it within themselves to get a positive result over both legs and move on to the semi-finals.
Nonetheless, given the nature of their opposition, the Serie A leaders will have to have all their tactics spot-on from the very beginning.
“It will be very difficult for Juventus,” he stated in an interview with Sky Sport Italia.
“The level of German sides is always high and they have an important mentality.
“[However], Bayern do [tend to] suffer when they are counter-attacked seeing as their central defenders are their weak point.”
Both Juventus and Bayern Munich have had successful seasons so far in their respective leagues as well as in the Champions League. The two sides have faced each other six times before in the competition, with the Bianconeri having the upper hand over the Germans with three victories versus their two.
However, Bayern were the last team to defeat Juventus in the Champions League, registering a 4-1 victory over the Turin giants in December 2009.