Champions League: Bayern hope to overcome Sevilla
Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich will be looking for a swift progression to the semi-finals of the Champions League when they face Sevilla. The German giants beat the Spanish outfit 2-1 at Seville and know they cannot be complacent. Last season, they had bowed out in the quarters against Real Madrid and they would want to avoid a similar fate. Here is our pre-match report.
Bayern should be wary about Sevilla threat
The Spanish side ousted Manchester United in the Round of 16 after winning the 2nd leg encounter at Old Trafford. Bayern must avoid any circumstances of such sort and Arjen Robben claimed that they will not take them lightly. Bayern have enjoyed a 100% record at home this season in the Champions League and this will be a big boost for them.
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Since the side's 2012-13 UCL title winning campaign, they have bowed out to Spanish opponents in the knockout stages four times in a row. The side is also aiming to reach a seventh semi-final in the Champions League in nine seasons.
Sevilla out to repeat United heroics
The Spanish side know they can upset Bayern and book their spot in semis. Moreover AS Roma's result against Barcelona in the 2nd leg will be of huge motivation to them. They come from a huge 0-4 loss to Celta Vigo in La Liga over the weekend and know similar performance in German territory will be a calamity.
Key players to watch out for
For Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski holds the onus once again. He has five goals this season in the UCL and although he hasn't scored in the last two matches, he could be still be Sevilla's worrisome factor. For Sevilla, Wissam Ben Yedder has been on fire with eight goals. He played a huge role in knocking United out and could repeat his heroics.
When and where to watch the tie?
The match is being held at the Allianz Arena in Munich and will be telecast live on Sony Ten 1/HD at 12:15 AM on April 12, 2018. It can also be streamed on the Sony Liv app besides several websites such as Ronaldo 7.