Thursday April 11 2013
Heynckes still rates Juventus

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has praised the ability of Juventus despite their comfortable 4-0 aggregate victory over the Old Lady.

The German giants booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday by collecting another 2-0 win, this time in Turin.

“We’re in the last four after beating a side of the highest level,” he insisted. “And I am sure that my players really enjoyed themselves in this stadium.

“It is a beautiful theatre for a great spectacle like a game of football.”

Juve started the second leg well, but Bayern kept them out and struck them down with two second half goals.

“It's not easy for players to be fully focused on a game after you've won the League just four days before,” he added.

“That appeared to be the case in the first 20 minutes when we often lost possession too easily and weren't fluent in our game going forward.

“However, we slowly took control of the match and improved a lot in the second half. In the end we fully deserved the win.

“We discussed a few tactical matters at half-time. The tactical organisation had to improve and that's what happened in the second half.”

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