Marcello Lippi: 'Juventus will step up against Bayern Munich'

Lippi backs Juve against Bayern
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Marcello Lippi says that Juventus will step up their game against Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Former Juventus coach Marcello Lippi has backed Antonio Conte's side to step up their game in an effort to progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

The Italian champions trail Bayern Munich 2-0 from the first leg of their quarter-final tie played at the Allianz Arena in Munich last week.

"I saw a great Bayern in the first leg," he told Tuttosport. "They were well balanced, complete and devastating at times.

"That was no surprise for me because they are a European force, one on the same level of Barcelona and Real Madrid. But, besides the strength of Bayern, we didn't see the true Juventus in Munich. The players themselves knew that.

"I don't know if the comeback will happen, but I'm pretty sure that Juventus will prove to themselves and Bayern that they are a different team from the one seen in Germany."

The second leg will be played in Turin on Wednesday.

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