MUNICH (Sporting Alert) — Claudio Pizarro starts on the bench for Bayern Munich in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Juventus, despite his impressive showing against Hamburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Started and netted Pizarro four goals in the game, but is back on the bench as team top scorer Mario Mandzukic returns to the starting line-up.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller are also in the starting XI, while Xherdan Shaqiri and Arjen Robben, two scorers over the weekend as well start on the bench, along with Mario Gomez.
Dante, Daniel van Buyten and Philipp Lahm all start in defense.
Meanwhile, Serie A leaders Juventus have decided to start with the highly fancied Fabio Quagliarella to lead the attack, while Alessandro Matri plays alongside him.
Paul Pogba is on the bench, but Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Stephan Lichtsteiner all start in midfield.
Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli are all part of a strong back line.
Bayern Munich v Juventus
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Gustavo, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic
Subs: Starke, Robben, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Boateng, Gomez, Tymoschuk
Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso, Matri, Quagliarella
Subs: Storari, Pogba, Vucinic, Giovinco, Padoin, Asamoah, Marrone
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
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