Muller backs Bayern against defensive Juve

FC Bayern München forward Thomas Muller is confident his side will overcome Juventus at home on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The teams drew 2-2 in the first leg in Turin and Muller, who opened the scoring in that game, is expecting the Italian side to play a very defensive game at the Allianz Arena.

"The Italians do not have a problem sitting back and defending," the Germany international said. "For them, it isn't a sign of weakness. I think that they'll probably opt for this tactic again.

"In the first leg, I felt that we had the game in our hands and 2-2 is not a result we deserved, given how we performed for long stretches of the match. We deserved more.

"However, they are a dangerous team and have a good mix of experienced players; strong, technical players; and young, explosive players.

"We are positive though and don't think we are through, it is only half-time and we must remain focused until the end. I haven't even thought about what will happen if we were to go out."