Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Roma? Hargreaves selects Champions League victor

Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Roma? Hargreaves selects Champions League victor

The Bavarian giants will be buoyed heading into the second leg, having clinched their sixth successive Bundesliga title over the weekend.

A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive.

Sevilla, without a win in four games since shocking Manchester United, welcome Argentina midfielder Ever Banega back from suspension.

Jupp Heynckes' side were able to resume control of proceedings as Sevilla faded - a exhausted hack over from Steven N'Zonzi indicating there would be no repeat of the late Old Trafford drama long before Correa disgraced himself- and Bayern's veteran coach remains in contention for a stunning repeat of his 2012-13 treble. Under Pep they were so dominant offensively, had so much possession, so high up the pitch.

"This Bayern team won't suffer that same issue anymore". We may be five years down the line, but it seems as if the legendary manager has lost none of his ability and he would love nothing more than to win another trio of trophies come the end of the season.

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"Bayern are the only team left that will play a bit more cautiously, they are perfectly built for knockout football".

However, Sevilla who needed two unanswered goals to progress were running out of time to save the tie and did not show a sense of urgency to get back into it.

"Bayern could knock anyone for six if they're on a roll". Thomas Muller has been exceptional since Heynckes came back to the team. They did very well to win in Manchester [against United] and we know we have to perform at our best. The German worldwide should line up alongside compatriot Mats Hummels at the heart of the Bayern defence, while Juan Bernat is likely to continue deputising for Alaba at left-back.

A lot of what Bayern create goes through the middle, with James Rodriguez and Thiago Alcantara combining for a two-pronged creative force. I really don't think there is a weakness in that side.

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