Bayern wary of Sevilla's last roll of the dice

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Bayern's quarter-final second leg at home to Sevilla on Wednesday, the 72-year-old said: "I hope Jürgen Klopp gets into the semi-finals with his Liverpool team but it'll be a tough 90 minutes because Man City are nursing a deep wound".

"Of course, when you lose 2-1 at home you know you need to take risks to qualify".

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.

However, for the moment he insists his "personal aim is on reaching the semi-finals".

Sevilla have been the surprise outfit in this competition, a point that was evident when they knocked out Manchester United in the previous round.

With two goals and two assists in his eight games for NUFC, Sky Sports say that this has alerted the French and German champions, as well as a number of Premier League clubs, to the talents of Kenedy.

Wednesday's tie kicks off at the Allianz Arena.

Die Rotten came out 2-1 victors at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last Wednesday and are nearly certain of getting another victory here at odds of (1.25) with NairaBet which will be enough to see them qualify for the semifinals at (1.03).

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"We're in a good mood, we're hungry and our big goal is to reach the semi-finals", said Heynckes.

Sevilla, without a win in four games since shocking Manchester United, welcome Argentina midfielder Ever Banega back from suspension. Heynckes said Boateng is fit despite a bruised foot.

On Saturday he secured his third title in the Bundesliga with Jupp Heynckes side beating Augsburg 4-1 away to win their 28th title and sixth in a row.

Robert Lewandowski - who has 35 goals to his name this season, was rested at the weekend.

Left-back David Alaba, back in training after a back injury, and midfielder Arturo Vidal, who has a knock, are unlikely to play.

A draw would be enough to see Bayern go through and it's (7.50) if the result ends that way in the Bavarian capital.

Sevilla are winless in four games since winning at Old Trafford.

  • Tabitha Byrd