Bayern 2-0 Juventus

Sammer: Stopping Pirlo key to win

April 4, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Bayern Munich struck a blow for Germany by blunting Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo on Tuesday night, according to general manager Matthias Sammer.

The unified German national team have a chequered history with Italy at international level, failing to beat them in the semi-finals of the World Cup or Euro 2012. In fact, in all seven games played between the sides in their history since 1996, Germany have never won.

However, Bundesliga leaders eased past Serie A's finest in the ...

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