Juventus went into Munich for its Champions League round-of-16 second leg vs. favored Bayern Munich Wednesday and wasted no time seizing stunning command on goals from Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado.
Pogba, who turned 23 Tuesday, struck first, scoring five minutes into the match after a gaffe by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, whose mistimed save attempt left a wide open net for the Frenchman.
Then in the 28th minute, a fantastic run from Alvaro Morata set up a streaking Cuadrado, who took a pass from Morata, embarrassed a Bayern defender and buried a shot past Neuer.
Juventus held a 2–0 lead at halftime, good for a 4–2 lead on aggregate after the two teams drew 2–2 in Turin last month. The two early strikes negated Bayern's away-goal edge that it carried into the day.