Claudio Marchisio has been told to deliver for Juventus against Bayern Munich by former Bianconeri midfielder Marco Tardelli.
“This match is far too important for Claudio to fail,” Tardelli, a 1982 World Cup winner, told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“He has to demonstrate that he is up to the level of the greatest players.
“I remind people that champions make the difference when it really counts. I expect a perfect game from him and maybe even a goal.”
Juventus youth team graduate Marchisio has scored five goals in 24 League games this term, as well as two in seven Champions League matches.
Marchisio is expected to start in a central midfield three which will be formed by Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba.
The Bianconeri will go into tonight’s Champions League quarter-final tie 2-0 down from the first leg in Germany.
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