Bayern Munich blew a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Juventus in their first leg Round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
The hosts turned the tie and scored twice in the final 30 minutes to rescue what could prove a vital comeback against the Bavarians
It was looking like a bad in office for the Italian champions as Bayern dominanted the opening hour, but goals from Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro ensured that the Italians at least remain in the contest ahead of next month’s second leg at the Allianz Arena.
The hosts threatened in the opening seconds when a ball over the top released Mario Mandzukic, although his tame effort was simple for Manuel Neuer to stop.
Bayern after relentless pressure got a deserved lead just two minutes remaining of the first half when Robben’s cross was knocked back into the middle by Douglas Costa and only cleared as far as Muller, who calmly stroked the ball home with a simple finish.
The second half quickly fell into a similar rhythm, and after David Alaba had sent a swinging long-range strike over the top, the visitors soon had their second goal to take a big step towards the quarter-finals.
It came on the counter-attack as Lewandowski brought the ball forward before finding Robben, who cut inside from the right before curling a trademark finish into the far corner past a helpless Buffon.
Juve fought back and Paulo Dybala started the revival as he scored his first ever Champions League goal.
That gave the hosts more spark and they began to apply sustained pressure on Bayern for the first time, with Juan Cuadrado seeing one shot tipped over by Neuer at the end of a quick break before Paul Pogba curled one narrowly off target from the resulting corner.
Juve did complete the unlikely turnaround with just under 15 minutes remaining, however, when two subs combined as Alvaro Morata steered a header into the path of Stefano Sturaro, who side-footed a finish into the roof of the net from close range.