Bayern Munich will play Juventus in the 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, March 16, starting 7:45 pm GMT.

As per the BBC reports, Munich coach Pep Gaurdiola says that he has immense respect for the Italian club after turning a two-goal deficit, in the 2nd half, to draw the 1st leg 2-2.

Gaurdiola says “We have to accept the result of the first leg. I would have preferred 5-0 but now we have to deal with it. Juventus are Juventus, with their own special spirit. The situation is the same as ever: Juve will be very strong opponents.”

“I know the Italian mentality, it has won them so many trophies. They wait for their moment. They know how to defend and how to score goals. After the first game, my appreciation and respect for Juve is even greater.”

However, Juventus are not taking matters lightly. They will get the crowd to root for them at home. According to the UEFA official website, Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach, is concerned with some injury problems.

Allegri says, “We have to play a perfect game tomorrow. If we are not able to do so, it will be very difficult. We know Bayern are a team that normally take control of the game, 60 to 70% of the time.”

“Of course it is a pity that we have some injury problems. But we cannot risk anything with those lads, there are many other, very important, games for us in Serie A and the Coppa Italia.”

Possible lineups

Bayern München: Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Alaba, Bernat; Vidal, Alonso; Robben, Müller, Costa; Lewandowski

Out: Boateng (adductors), Badstuber (ankle)

Doubtful: Martínez (match fitness)

Misses next match if booked: Boateng

Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Evra; Cuadrado, Khedira, Hernanes, Pogba; Morata, Mandžukić

Out: Cáceres (Achilles), Marchisio (calf), Dybala (calf), Chiellini (calf)

Doubtful: Mandžukić (groin)

Misses next match if booked: Sturaro

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)

Bayern: WDLWDW

Juventus: WWLWDD

Match Schedule

Bayern Munich vs Juventus, UEFA Champions League 2nd Leg Round 16

Date: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Time: 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET

Venue: Allianz Arena

Live Stream: BT Sport