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Pirlo: Juventus must believe in comeback

Andrea Pirlo has urged his Juventus teammates to keep believing in themselves as they prepare for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie against Bayern Munich.

The Serie A champion was beaten 2-0 by FCB at the Allianz Arena last week, yet Pirlo remains optimistic about his side's chances of making it to the semifinals of the competition.

"We have to believe in ourselves and be convinced that we can turn things around," the influential midfielder told Tuttosport. "I was there in Istanbul and La Coruna, I learned the hard way that everything's possible."

Pirlo went on to point out a couple of memorable Champions League comebacks he has been involved in as proof that anything can happen. 

"In Istanbul, Milan were leading 3-0 against Liverpool and we were convinced we would win the Champions League," he said. "The game finished 3-3, though, and we lost after penalties. And then there's the tie against Deportivo La Coruna. After the 4-1 win at San Siro, we lost the away game 4-0. And we were Milan, not just any other team..."

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