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Tuesday April 2 2013
Line-ups: Bayern-Juventus

Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri step out for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final between Bayern Munich and Juventus.

The first leg kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Antonio Conte had several concerns going into the game, as Sebastian Giovinco is nursing a bruised ankle from Esteban Cambiasso’s horror-tackle on Easter Saturday, while Mirko Vucinic missed that trip to Inter with flu symptoms.

Both are on the bench, as Matri and Quagliarella reunite after their fine performance against Inter on Saturday.

Federico Peluso is picked rather than Kwadwo Asamoah, as Stephan Lichtsteiner takes the other flank.

Martin Caceres, Mauricio Isla, Simone Pepe and Nicklas Bendtner are all long-term absentees.

Bayern are 20 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table and a second-string side flattened Hamburg 9-2 on Saturday with Claudio Pizarro netting four.

Juve have a nine-point advantage in the Serie A standings, but more importantly are unbeaten in nine European matches including four consecutive clean sheets.

Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez are only fit for the bench, while Mario Mandzukic leads the 4-2-3-1 system.

Javi Martinez is suspended and Holger Badstuber injured.

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Luiz Gustavo, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Mandzukic

Bayern Munich bench: Starke, Boateng, Tymoshchuk, Robben, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Gomez

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Matri, Quagliarella

Juventus bench: Storari, Marrone, Padoin, Pogba, Asamoah, Vucinic, Giovinco

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