Bayern Munich vs. Juventus UCL tie a 'European classic' - Philip Lahm
Bayern Munich are looking forward to the re-run of their Champions League quarterfinal of three season ago when they take on Juventus in the round of 16 in this season's competition.
Serie A champions and last season's Champions League finalists Juve will also welcome Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman back to Turin following their moves to the Bundesliga giants last summer.
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Bayern captain Philipp Lahm, who is set to meet fellow 2014 World Cup winner Sami Khedira on the pitch, called the draw a "European classic" and added to Bayern's official club website: "Juve played in the final last season. That's a great challenge indeed, but we want to reach the quarter-final. We will give it our all."
Lahm's teammate Thomas Muller reflected on the 4-0 aggregate win over the Italians in 2013, saying: "We had good experiences with Juventus in Champions League.
"I am really looking forward to [the new Juventus Stadium]. That's will be an experience."
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on the official club website: "That's a very difficult, but also very attractive draw. We'll need two very good games to reach the quarter-final."
The club's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer added on Sky: "They are one of the best teams we have in Europe. That's a definitely a highlight. Maybe playing the second match at home is a bit of an advantage for Bayern."
"Alongside Paris they are the most difficult opponent we could draw from pot 2," marketing CEO Andreas Jung added the the same broadcaster.
Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved said his club will face Bayern without any fear after receiving the draw they would have probably wanted to avoid more than any other.
The Turin club will host the reigning German champions in the first leg before travelling to Munich for the return, with a complicated path to a second straight final.
"We're confident of being able to play two great games because our path in Europe this season has been excellent," Nedved said on his club's official website. "We were placed in a very complicated group and we were excellent to get through it without any major difficulty. That means we will continue our fight even in the last 16. The important thing is that we are in it.
"Nothing is impossible. We will face these two games with desire and the knowledge that we are a strong side -- and we are showing it -- and that we have the means to go through. Games like these are the ones you want to gain international experience."
Juve, who were beaten by Barcelona in June's final, defeated a German side in the shape of Borussia Dortmund in last year's round of 16. They went on to beat Monaco and Real Madrid, who will face Italy's other representatives Roma, to earn a trip to Berlin.
With the final being staged in Milan's San Siro this season, both remaining Serie A representatives will be hoping to come through difficult draws against two of the favourites to keep their hopes alive of providing an Italian finalist. Juve host Bayern on Feb. 23 before travelling to Bavaria on March 16.