Bayern Munich literally came back from the dead to book their passage into the quarter finals of this season’s UEFA Champions League.
With less than 20 minutes to go, Bayern seemed to be heading for the exit doors as they were trailing Juventus by 2-0 on the night and aggregate scored stood at 4-2 in favour of the Italian side.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men showed they had nerves as they navigated their way back through goals from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller who both canceled out the earlier goals scored by Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado for Juve.
Lewandowski gave Bayern hope when he converted a header in the 73rd minute, and after piling on the pressure in the final stages of the game, the German champions sent the game into extra time thanks to a 91st-minute header from Thomas Muller.
Having secured a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Turin, many had predicted that Bayern will have it easy at the Allianz Arena but that was never the case as the German champions had to dig deep for results.
In the end, it was 2-2 on the night, 4-4 on aggregate and Bayern had repeated the trick Juve performed in the first leg by coming back from 2-0 down and forced extra time.
In the extra time play, the deadlock was broken – and penalties avoided – when substitute Thiago Alcantara exchanged quick passes with Muller to drill a daisy-cutter past Buffon.
Juve’s heads dropped and 120 seconds later Coman went on the counter from his own half and cut in for a wonderful left-foot curler from the edge of the box.
Bayern 4-2 Juventus (aet, 6-4 agg)
Scorers: Pogba 5 (J), Cuadrado 28 (J), Lewandowski 73 (B), Muller 91 (B), Thiago Alcantara 108 (B), Coman 110 (B)
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Benatia (Bernat 46), Alaba; Alonso (Coman 60); Douglas Costa, Muller, Vidal, Ribery (Thiago Alcantara 101); Lewandowski
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Cuadrado (Pereyra 89), Khedira (Sturaro 68), Hernanes, Pogba, Alex Sandro; Morata (Mandzukic 72)
Ref: Eriksson (SWE)