Turin - He missed the first leg due to suspension, but Javi Martinez was back in thick of the action for the Champions League quarter-final return at Juventus on Wednesday evening.

FC Bayern Munich's record signing played an integral part in helping the new German champs see off a home side who displayed altogether more bite than they had in Munich last week, and once again the Bundesliga outfit triumphed 2-0 on the night to advance into the last four on an impressive 4-0 aggregate.

Waiting for them there in the draw pot on Friday are heavyweight Spanish duo Real Madrid and Barcelona, and domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund, with the prize of a place in the final at Wembley on 25 May beckoning for the winners. "Whoever we get, it's going to be really tough and we're going to have to work our socks off to book a flight to London," Martinez told bundesliga.com in interview after the match.

bundesliga.com: Javier Martinez - a deserved victory for FC Bayern in Turin?

Javi Martinez: We had Juventus pretty well under control. They certainly had a bit more of the game than in the first leg in Munich, but all-in-all we performed well and deserved to win 2-0 again.

bundesliga.com: Bayern were under a bit of pressure early on, though...

Martinez: We knew Juve would try to turn up the heat in front of their home crowd, but we stood up to it. Over the course of the 90 minutes we had an increasing physical edge over them and we made the most of it. In the second half in particular, we were able to impose our own game on them.

bundesliga.com: It's fairly uncommon to play against a team deploying a system with just three at the back. Is that difficult to adapt to?

Martinez: We knew what to expect, it's a typical Italian style. And Juventus above all have a lot of quality in those positions, which makes them very tricky to play against.

bundesliga.com: Who would you like to get now in the semi-finals - one of the Spanish teams, or perhaps rather Dortmund?

Martinez: We'll find out on Friday. Our first aim was to make the semi-finals and as far as we're all concerned, it's great to have done that. Now we have the final in our sights. Whoever we get, it's going to be really tough and we're going to have to work our socks off to book a flight to London.

bundesliga.com: The Bundesliga title in the bag, one step away from the Champions League final - is it going to be difficult to refocus for the Bavarian derby against 1. FC Nuremberg this weekend?

Martinez: There's no rest at FC Bayern, the next big game's always just round the corner. We need to ensure we recuperate properly and concentrate fully on Saturday. We only got a draw at Nuremberg - that's obviously something we're aiming to improve on in the return.


Interview: Michael Reis