FC Bayern München booked their place in the quarter finals of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League after producing a stirring comeback in their Round of 16 second leg with Serie A leaders Juventus FC.
Juventus travelled to the Allianz Arena having recovered from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw in the first leg, and the Italians continued their upward trajectory on Munich soil. Paul Pogba gave the Old Lady an early lead, before Alvaro Morata had a goal ruled out for offside. Bayern were offered a rare sight of the Juventus goal when Franck Ribery headed straight at Gianluigi Buffon, only for the visitors to double their advantage on the break moments later through Juan Cuadrado. Thomas Müller forced a sprawling save out of Buffon, but Juventus ended the half in the ascendancy, with Neuer pulling off a superb point-blank stop to thwart Cuadrado.
In need of two goals without reply just to force extra time, Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola turned to Spain international wide man Juan Bernat and Juventus loanee Kingsley Coman in the second half. Bayern showed a far greater sense of urgency as an attacking unit, and were rewarded for their efforts when Robert Lewandowski powered in Douglas Costa's devilish right-wing cross. The Bundesliga leaders were largely restricted to speculative efforts, but with time running out, Müller got on the end of a stunning Coman ball to level the tie and force extra time.
There was nothing to separate the two sides for 15 minutes, but Bayern went up a gear in the second period. Extra-time substitute Thiago Alcantara won the ball back brilliantly in the final third, before exchanging passes with Müller and calmly stroking beyond Buffon to put the home side ahead for the first time.
A sensational solo goal from Coman barely two minutes later put Juventus out of their misery - although former Bayern man Mario Mandzukic did draw a strong save from Neuer - as the five-time winners joined Bundesliga bedfellows VfL Wolfsburg in the hat for the last eight.
Man of the match
The catalyst for the turnaround, Costa was one of only a handful of Bayern players that looked remotely like his usual self. The Brazil international was full of running and put a number of useful balls into the box.
Bayern: Neuer – Lahm (c), Kimmich, Benatia (Bernat 46'), Alaba – Alonso (Coman 59') – Costa, Müller, Vidal, Ribery (Thiago 101') - Lewandowski
Juventus: Buffon (c) – Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Evra – Khedira (Sturaro 68'), Hernanes – Cuadrado (Pereyra 89'), Alex Sandro – Pogba – Morata (Mandzukic 72')