Champions League

Guardiola pleased despite Juve comeback

2016-02-24 15:30
Pep Guardiola (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola was pleased with his side's performance, despite giving up a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Juventus in the Champions League last-16.

Goals from Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben either side of half-time had the Bavarians in a commanding position, but Juve hit back through Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro to earn a share of the spoils.

Guardiola hailed the Italian champions for the spirit they showed to come back, and warned his players that the second leg at the Allianz Arena will be just as tough.

"I'm satisfied with our game, we did very well over 90 minutes," the Spaniard said after the game.

"We knew that Juventus would get their chances. A win would have been better, of course, but we must not forget that Juventus reached the final last year.

"They have good players and a great mentality. The second leg will be as difficult."

Guardiola, though, reacted angrily when reporters questioned whether Bayern's lack of fitness caused them to fade towards the end of the game.

"I know that in Italy you are all about physical condition, but I don't give a f*** about the physical condition," he added. "It's the mental condition that I care about."

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