Despite holding a 2-0 advantage going into Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal second-leg against Juventus, Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes insists that the series is not over. The newly crowned Bundesliga champion travels to Turin tomorrow as the favorite to go through to the semifinal after a commanding display in the first-leg in Munich last week.
“For us, despite the first leg result, nothing has changed fundamentally,” Heynckes told reporters. “We’ll approach the game as we did last Tuesday, so we’re going to try and win here in Turin. Juventus is a top team and they have shown that so far in the Champions League and in Serie A. They are going to try and make the impossible possible.”
Meanwhile, Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says he has been practicing for the possibility of a penalty shootout against the Italian champion on Wednesday. “We want to win the game,” he said Tuesday. “But I’m a goalkeeper and, as part of my job, I have to prepare for the possibility of penalties. Let’s just hope it doesn’t come down to that ...”