Group A – Kick-off 19:45 (BST)
One of Europe’s most illustrious clubs will be eliminated from the competition on Tuesday with Juventus looking the point they need to send visitors Bayern Munich out of the competition.
For Bayern, victory alone will suffice and coach Louis van Gaal reminded Juve that his side “can beat every team”.
Juventus come into the game on a high following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Serie A leaders Internazionale and coach Ciro Ferrara promises his players will not be playing for a draw.
“This game is more important than the one against Inter because it’s like a final for us and Bayern,” he said. “We cannot play for the draw because that is not the mentality of a team like Juve.
“Only victory will do for Bayern and they have many players who can cause us trouble. I don’t think they will start at full pelt from kick-off. They are a great side and they are used to playing these kind of games. They will try to hurt us when they have the chance. I expect Bayern to start with Robben because he has recovered from injury.
“I would be satisfied to see the same performance as the game against Inter. I would like to see the same spirit, the same level of concentration and desire to win. We need to take a further step to keep our level of performance high. A bad game now and then can happen, but we have to reduce them if we want to win titles.”
Juve will be without the injured Giorgio Chiellini, Jonathan Zebina and Vincenzo Iaquinta, and there are doubts about the fitness of Gianluigi Buffon and former Bayern man Hasan Salihamidzic.
Meanwhile, Bayern coach, van Gaal, says that confidence is high within the German camp.
“We definitely have a chance,” said the Dutchman. “There is one big difference between Juventus and ourselves: we have to win whereas for them a draw is enough, so we have strong motivation. Juventus won a difficult match against Inter which has given them confidence as a win is always important for every team.
“I can’t say I’m satisfied with Bayern’s results. I thought the squad would improve quicker than it has, but we’ve suffered a lot of injuries this season and there are many new players in the team. If we beat Juve and win the next two or three games I’ll be much more satisfied with how the season has gone.
“We are Bayern, so we can beat every team, but at the same time we can lose against anyone. We got a win in our last [Bundesliga] match, so our confidence is high.”
Bayern are without Franck Ribery, Luca Toni, Hamit Altıntop and Miroslav Klose, but hope to have Arjen Robben back after two months out through injury.