Sunday March 31 2013
Matri: 'Bring on Bayern!'

Alessandro Matri got the winner against Inter and admits he’d love to start against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

The Juventus striker turned in Fabio Quagliarella’s pull-back for a 2-1 victory at San Siro on Saturday afternoon.

“It was an important win and we played at a high tempo right from the start,” Matri told Sky Sport Italia.

“Nicolas Anelka had predicted I would score a goal. We earned three precious points for the standings and can now focus on Bayern.”

Sebastian Giovinco is in doubt for that game after Esteban Cambiasso went in hard on his ankle, while Mirko Vucinic missed the trip to Inter with flu symptoms.

“Of course I’d like to play against Bayern Munich, even if the decision is down to the Coach. I always tend to score when I play alongside Quagliarella, as we get along well.

“Europe is a dream for us and we know how Bayern play with some very talented individuals.”

Bayern Munich sent a message to Juve by beating Hamburg 9-2 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

“We have a solid lead in Serie A, but cannot take our foot off the gas until we are mathematically certain, so every game must be played like a Cup Final,” continued Matri.

“We used up a lot of energy at San Siro and need to recover in time for Tuesday.”

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