Bayern Munich announce plans to play friendlies in United States

Bayern Munich announce plans to play friendlies in United States

Bayern Munich announce plans to play friendlies in United States

Bayern have one foot in a seventh European semi-final in nine years.

Bayern Munich have only failed to progress from one of their 16 previous European Cup/Champions League knockout ties in which they won the first leg away from home (vs Inter Milan in 2010-11).

If Bayern enjoyed a great outing during the weekend, Sevilla were on the other end of the spectrum, losing 4-0 against Celta Vigo.

"They did very well to win in Manchester [against United] and we know we have to perform at our best".

However, a single star does not a winning team make, and Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes has had his share of talent and depth on the bench to choose from.

"They will certainly go on the offensive", Heynckes said.

"We know we can score a goal or two in the second half, but we have to avoid conceding, especially in the second half".

With one eye on a potential semi-final, Bayern's players must be careful.

The same applies to Franck Ribery, Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso, Jerome Boateng and Sebastian Rudy.

Jupp Heynckes' men secured a sixth straight league title at the weekend after coming from behind to dispatch Augsburg 4-1.

David Alaba (back) and Arturo Vidal (knock) will also miss out, a major blow to Heynckes and his squad.

Bayern have reason for optimism about going into the draw for the semi-finals on Friday.

The Sevillistas have been struggling in the Spanish domestic league after four consecutive winless performances.

Montella told the press: "The match lasts 90 minutes, so it's important that we are in it for the whole 90 minutes".

He said: "It's the pinnacle to play at this level and really special".

Real slipped down to fourth in the Liga standings and 15 points behind leaders Barcelona following Sunday's draw with Atletico Madrid. "We're in a good mood, we're hungry and our big goal is to reach the semi-finals".

"I don't have an explanation".

The Frenchman is only 21 but his part in Bayern's Bundesliga title win on Saturday means he has played at least a small part in six league title wins in a row.

"We had some hard moments, especially with scoring goals". "Nobody will want to play them and I don't see anyone beating them over two legs".

Real are without suspended captain Sergio Ramos and Nacho Fernandez through injury and will have to field either inexperienced defender Jesus Vallejo or usual holding midfielder Casemiro alongside Rafael Varane in the heart of defence. Real Madrid won the first leg in Turin thanks to a Ronaldo masterclass by 3-0. It's therefore (1.80) for both teams to score in this game.

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