Juve drew with Bayern

Juve did well against Bayern in spite being two goals down they drew 2-2 and having a clear penalty not awarded and add insult to injury Bayern goal was offside.

The old lady was really up against it big time referee was well below standard, but the bianconeri were well above standards. Once again I cannot comment on the game as I was working.

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A dreadful opening 45 minutes made it seem as though the Bianconeri were in for a long evening, but goals from Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro were enough to secure an unexpected 2-2 draw

After being down two goals down and their dreams of progressing in the Champions League hanging by a thread, an incredible fight back from Juventus saw them secure a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The scoreline is all the more remarkable considering Pep Guardiola’s side looked firmly in control, dominating possession and racing out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben.

However the match turned on its head once Paulo Dybala cut the lead in half, before Stefano Sturaro incredibly leveled the match to keep the Italians well and truly alive in the two-legged tie. It sets up what will be an exciting return leg in Germany on March 16, as the Bavarians will no doubt be wondering how they let a win slip out of their grasp, while Allegri and his men will be buoyed by their show of resolve.

Bayern quickly made their intentions known when Arturo Vidal fired a volley from distance that forced former teammate Gianluigi Buffon into action. From there the Germans monopolised possession while Juve sat back and waited to hit on the counter. They nearly did so when Dybala found space to fire in a cross for Mario Mandzukic, but the Croatian couldn’t get a touch on the ball.

Muller missed an incredible chance from inside the six-yard box after a great ball from Philipp Lahm, but the forward’s first touch let him down, allowing Leonardo Bonucci to clear. Buffon stopped Juan Bernat’s strike from distance, but the Italian could do little to prevent Bayern from taking the lead in the 43rd minute.

Robben’s cross was volleyed back across goal by Douglas Costa, and the failed clearance fell right to Muller who made no mistake in firing home to make it 1-0. Things didn’t improve after the restart as it was Bayern who snatched a second on the counter. The ball eventually fell to Robben, and as he has done so many times before, the Dutchman cut in from the right before firing past a helpless Gianluigi Buffon with his left.

However after being pinned in their own half for most of the contest, the Bianconeri somehow managed to cut the deficit in half. Mandzukic took advantage of a mistake by Joshua Kimmich to send Dybala in on goal, and the Argentine made no mistake in firing past Manuel Neuer to make it 2-1. It should have been 2-2 as Mandzukic started another counter, this time finding Juan Cuadrado on the right. However the Colombian’s effort was too central, allowing Neuer to push it over the bar, while Pogba followed that up with a curling effort that went just wide moments later.

Incredibly, the equalizer came soon after. Substitutes Alvaro Morata and Sturaro combined, with the Italian firing home a headed cross from the Spaniard to send the Juventus Stadium into rapture. The result means the tie remains in the balance ahead of the return leg at the Allianz Arena in Munich on March 16.

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