It was breathless from start to finish, but what a difference between the beginning and end of this game. Juventus were flawless for the first hour: they ran themselves into the ground, they forced mistakes from Bayern and for all Bayern’s possession, Juve made the far better chances. The thing is, with the score at 2-0, they didn’t finish Bayern off. Morata (x2) and Cuadrado both missed gilt-edged chances. Juve’s wrongly had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside. They would pay for those mistakes.
Guardiola were tactically out-thought by Allegri, but it was his changes that made the difference in getting Bayern back into this match. Two of his subs: Thiago and Coman scored in extra time to seal this win, and Coman, on loan from Juventus, also provided the cross for Müller’s 91st-minute equaliser. What a player the Frenchman will be, what a player he is already. Juventus’ changes, taking off Morata and Cuadrado, also meant that Juventus were increasingly on the back foot. In the end, the pressure proved too great