Former Juventus defender Mark Iuliano says they're capable of beating Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash.

The two sides will face each other in Germany on Tuesday in the first leg of their quarter-final encounter.

"The last eight of the European Cup is a round that is always very difficult to get through," the now 40-year-old said.

"There are quality sides left in the competition, but hunger and character can make more of a difference than a champion in your team."