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Sturaro rescues Juve in dramatic Bayern draw

Super-sub Stefano Sturaro came off the bench to hit a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich as outclassed Juventus rescued their Champions League last-16 tie.

Bayern dominated throughout a one-sided encounter at a packed Juventus Stadium and took a 43rd-minute lead through Thomas Mueller. Arjen Robben doubled the Germans’ advantage on 55 minutes but the 2013 champions paid for a series of earlier misses when Paulo Dybala netted on the hour and Sturaro hit a dramatic leveller 14 minutes from time.

It leaves the tie still very much alive, although on this performance Pep Guardiola’s men will be favourites to secure their last-eight place after the second leg in three weeks’ time.

Guardiola, however, is taking nothing for granted. “Juventus made it to last year’s final, not us. We’re not dealing with a team from the provinces,” said the Spaniard, who admitted he was highly impressed with Bayern’s display. 
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