Half-Time Report: David Alaba puts Bayern Munich ahead

David Alaba's strike after 23 seconds gives Bayern Munich the lead against Juventus.

Bayern Munich hold a 1-0 lead after 45 minutes of their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Juventus thanks to a goal after 23 seconds.

Bayern's David Alaba celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Juventus on April 2, 2013© AP Photos

David Alaba was the man who scored with a strike from distance that completely deceived Gianluigi Buffon to find the far corner.

Juve responded after a slow start and came close to an equaliser when Andrea Pirlo's free kick landed on the roof of the net.

Arturo Vidal was next to try his luck from distance with a powerful drive that drifted just wide of Manuel Neuer's near post.

Bayern were forced into a change in the first 20 minutes as Toni Kroos pulled up with a groin strain.

Arjen Robben took his place and quickly forced Buffon to make a strong save with a volley from close range.

Bayern finished the half on top but Robben failed to double their advantage from close range after a clever cutback from Thomas Muller.

Franck Ribery celebrates his goal with teammates on November 24, 2012
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