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Wednesday March 20 2013
‘Bayern must be perfect v Juve’

Dante expects his Bayern Munich side to be tested by Juventus in the Champions League last eight.

“We’ll have to play a perfect game at the Allianz Arena,” the centre-back told Tuttosport on Wednesday morning. “We have to get a positive result ahead of the return leg in Turin.

“I expect a very difficult match, tough, a battle and a complicated one for us.

“Juventus are going through a good run of form,” he added. “Gigi Buffon is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

“Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini are the foundations of a solid defence that doesn’t concede a lot.

“Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio control the midfield. They’ll give us a lot of work to do.”

Dante, a Brazilian international, will get a taster of what to expect when they face Italy in a friendly this week.

“The game will be a match between Brazil and a masked Juventus,” the stopper added. “I see that eight of them have been called up by Cesare Prandelli.

“It’s a little like what happens with Germany and the Bayern players.”

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