This is all we heard about during the pre-game show here in the United States: Juventus were going to just sit back and defend, they said. Juventus were going to just be typical Italians away from home and absorb Bayern Munich's pressure, they said. Yada, yada, yada.
What proved to be the actual reality in the first five minutes was the complete opposite. And the result showed.
Thanks to Paul Pogba's perfectly threaded shot between two defenders, Juventus jumped on Bayern Munich at the Aliianz Arena less than five minutes into Wednesday night's crucial second leg in the Champions League Round of 16.
Here is Pogba's go-ahead goal in all of its wonderful glory.
So, in case you were wondering, that's the goalkeeper everybody is proclaiming as the best in the world making a crucial mistake that directly led to Juventus' game-opening goal. As it turned out, the true Best in the World No. 1 was on the other end of the field absolutely losing his mind as he watched Pogba's shot find the back of the net.
Juventus are now up 3-2 on aggregate in a game that they need to win to advance to the quarterfinals for a second consecutive season. And if it holds true, then this visit to Bavaria will certainly end up being a little better than the last time Juve faced Bayern on their home field.