Two-up Bayern take advantage

Goals in either half from David Alaba and Thomas Muller put Bayern Munich in control of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Juventus with a 2-0 first leg victory.
Alaba scored after just 25 seconds to give Bayern the lead. Net photo.
Alaba scored after just 25 seconds to give Bayern the lead. Net photo.

Goals in either half from David Alaba and Thomas Muller put Bayern Munich in control of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Juventus with a 2-0 first leg victory.

Bayern took the lead after just 25 seconds in the Allianz Arena when Alaba’s long range effort took a slight deflection off Arturo Vidal and flew past Gianluigi Buffon.

 

At the other end, Andrea Pirlo’s long range free-kick went just over before Toni Kroos went off injured to be replaced on 16 minutes by Arjen Robben.

 

Robben forced Buffon into a low save soon afterwards and Bayern began to dominate, creating a whole host of chances.

 

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s free-kick went just over before Robben shot narrowly wide after being found by Muller.

Muller then teed-up Schweinsteiger for an effort 15 yards out in the centre but his shot went narrowly wide of Buffon’s left post as the hosts went in at the break just a goal up.

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