Monday April 8 2013
Lippi expects Juventus to show up

The real Juventus will show up against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, insists former Bianconeri boss Marcello Lippi.

The Old Lady will entertain the German giants in the Champions League this week in a bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit.

“I saw a great Bayern in the first leg,” the current Guangzhou Evergrande boss told Tuttosport. “They were well balanced, complete and devastating at times.

“That was no surprise for me because they are a European force, one on the same level of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

“But, besides the strength of Bayern, we didn’t see the true Juventus in Munich. The players themselves knew that.

“I don’t know if the comeback will happen, but I’m pretty sure that Juventus will prove to themselves and Bayern that they are a different team from the one seen in Germany.”

Juve will have to try to mount a fightback without key midfielder Arturo Vidal who will be suspended for the quarter-final tie.

“Paul Pogba will undoubtedly be ready to replace Vidal. I really like him, he has class, personality and he knows where the goal is.”

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