Monday April 1 2013
Trapattoni on Bayern-Juventus

Juventus have a chance of eliminating Bayern Munich from the Champions League, says Giovanni Trapattoni.

The Republic of Ireland tactician knows both clubs well given that he has bossed them to success in the past.

“I do not think that Bayern have weaknesses,” Trapattoni said to Eurosport ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final tie.

“But Juventus, and Italian football in general, have already proved that it has the resources and skills needed to overcome the German and British teams.

“We Italians may have some limits, but we are very attentive when it comes to details. We may not have their strength, but we can beat them by being clever.

“Juve have equilibrium. The spark has been in Antonio Conte’s team for a long time, especially in the championship.

“They’ll have to play with great attention, without underestimating Bayern or showing fear. Juventus can win the game.”

Trap also believed that the Turin giants are benefitted by the fact that the second leg will be hosted in the Juventus Stadium.

“Playing the first leg away from home can be an advantage,” he added. “It is usually in the second leg that qualification is decided. It’s always better to be playing for that in front of your home fans.”