Bayern ousts Juventus as boisterous fans get frenzy at the Hofbräu Berlin

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© 2016, Andreas Hagemoser

Berlin, Germany (Weltexpress). 2:2 – a tie after the first leg. No ties were worn in the beer parlour though, watching the Champions League playback in Munich, no arms went up after Paul Pogba and then Juan Cuadrado scored in the first half to put Juve 2:0 ahead. The audience enjoying Bavarian beer and savoury dishes to go with it were and are staunch supporters of the all in reds. Tankards filled to the brim, those favourites of food piled up on the plates, great stuff to eat and drink.

But there was something missing. The fans were about to fall silent when at last a header by Lewandowski in the 73rd minute gave them some hope. Orders were placed. Game over read the clock of the Allianz Arena. But none of the onlookers here were in their coats ready to leave. And then came Muller. With his header in the 90th minute he forced extra time. A Wembley roar burst out of a thousand and more throats so it seemed. The service in dirndl and lederhosen had a lot to do quenching thirst and hunger. After the turnaround the luck of the game turned round as well with Bayern keeping up the strength for a powerful play. Thiago Alcantara und then juvenile Kingsley Coman made it 4:2 against Juventus. The fans were shouting and screaming their heads off now, to see any of those huge screens you really had to jump up and wave like mad with them. What a soccer experience in orderly Germany! But then this is Bavaria in Berlin. Sure to come again for the quarters, folks! When we meet Benfica. But first we will be there for the hare.

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