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Tuesday April 9 2013
Neuer has considered Juve shoot-out

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has failed to rule out the possibility of a penalty shoot-out against Juventus on Wednesday.

Although the German giants will go into the quarter-final tie 2-0 up after the first leg, the international says he’s ready for spot-kicks should the Old Lady stage a fight-back.

“We want to win the game,” he stated on Tuesday. “But I’m a goalkeeper and, as part of my job, I have to prepare for the possibility of penalties.

“Let’s just hope it doesn’t come down to that…”

Bayern will go into the game with confidence after the result of the first tie, as well as sealing the Bundesliga title at the weekend.

“We did well in the Munich encounter, but we can not just sit on the 2-0 lead,” Neuer added. “It is not going to be easy tomorrow and we all know that.

“The title? It was important to wrap that up and we are obviously delighted. It’s always a bonus to go into a game on the back of a positive result.”

Juventus are believed to have also prepared for the possibility of collecting a 2-0 after 120 minutes of action.

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