Bayern Munich and Juventus, two of Europe's heavyweights, will slug it out in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Juve are well on their way to another Serie A title, but come up against a Bayern side who have dominated the Bundesliga comprehensively, leading by 20 points.
"We have studied them, as they have us, and we're looking forward to what will be a great game in a great competition," Juve coach Antonio Conte told reporters. "It is the first time in a long while that we play in a Champions League quarterfinal. Of course we are underdogs against one of the big favorites, but we have not come here to lose.
"We have to stay disciplined tactically and play with lots of commitment. Italian teams normally play a very disciplined type of football. I also want my team to take the game to them.
"It's possible because I have players capable of a more offensive style, who bring an element of fantasy and creativity. Of course this is not always possible, especially not against teams like Bayern."
Juve have doubts over the fitness of Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco. Jupp Heynckes, the Bayern manager, will have to do without midfielder Javi Martinez, who is suspended, but otherwise has pretty much the full squad to choose from.
"I have been to bed these last few nights with the Old Lady and I have woken up with her too -- I did a lot of research on her, I studied her most recent games and I was impressed by what I saw," Heynckes said. "But we are having an outstanding season ourselves. My team are playing a really committed style regardless of who is on the pitch.
"Juventus are very, very strong opponents. They are physically extremely powerful and can do a lot of running. It will be a high-class game -- a typical Champions League quarterfinal."
Expected lineups: Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Gustavo, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Mandzukic.
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Chiellini, Bonucci; Pirlo; Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio, Asamoah; Vucinic, Matri.
Prediction: 2-0 to Bayern