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Buffon Poor, Pirlo Invisible as Bayern Shuts Out Juve
Football Italia, April 3rd, 2013 1:08PM

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Veterans Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo endured a tough night in Munich as Bayern Munich nullified the Juventus attack in a comprehensive 2-0 win in the first-leg of its UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal series with the Italian champion. After the game, Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes underlined the importance of stopping playmaker Pirlo.

“I’ve studied Juve intensively recently and came up with the tactic we employed,” Heynckes said. “Our aim was to put pressure on them early and take Pirlo out of the game, which worked really well. Our preparation was very good and you could clearly see our tactical plan. We attacked very early and so managed to take Pirlo out of the equation.” The German tactician added that his team was “outstanding during certain phases of the game.”

Honorary Bayern President Franz Beckenbauer commented that Buffon, Juve’s 35-year-old keeper, showed his age on David Alaba’s goal, which came in the first minute of the game. “How was he positioned? He seemed like a pensioner,” Beckenbauer said. “Alaba shot from 120 meters away …” The Bayern and Germany legend noted that Juventus “hardly had a shot on goal,” yet, “the result is tight for us, we should have won by three or four goals.”

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