Fiorentina v Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd Leg
Stadio Artemi Franchi – Florence, Italy
9 March 2010 – 19:45 GMT
Bayern Munich will take a 2-1 lead from the first leg into the second leg against Serie A side Fiorentina in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Fiorentina v Bayern Munich Preview
Bayern Munich heads into the match on good form as they are unbeaten in their last 18 matches and top of the Bundesliga table. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, who both didn’t start last weekend against FC Cologne, should be available to start on Tuesday. In the first leg, Bayern had a late goal from Miroslav Klose to give them a 2-1 lead.
Fiorentina did get an important away goal in the first leg and can advance with a 1-0 win on Tuesday. The Italian side has not reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League/European Cup since 1970. It’s one of the biggest matches in the club’s history. They will likely not be in the Champions League next season as they are in the middle of the Serie A table. Even the Europa League seems out or reach for Fiorentina next season.
Bayern are looking to get back to their rich history when they won the Champions League in 2001. They have the deeper and more talented team to advance to the quarterfinals. The question is if they can turn play to their potential and get a solid performance in Florence.
|Last Five Matches in Competition|
|@Bayern Munich 2-1||Fiorentina 2-1|
|@Liverpool 1-2||@Juventus 1-4|
|Lyon 1-0||Maccabi Haifa 1-0|
|Debrecen 5-2||Bordeaux 0-2|
|@Debrecen 3-4||@Bordeaux 2-1|
Fiorentina v Bayern Munich Prediction
Bayern Munich will be able to get a 1-1 draw and advance 3-2 on aggregate.
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