Desire can move mountains in football. We’ll be very awkward opponents. My team can surpass themselves in matches like this one.
In all honesty, Berni should strut to the center of the field, proclaim this is now the “Berni-beu” and take on all challengers who want to deny it.
Torben Hoffman of Sky Sports posted some video of Kingsley Coman working out at Säbener Straße.
Meanwhile, Coman wanted to show off a new outfit on Instagram and specifically wants to know: “Fire or nah?” ...follow him and let him know!
Thomas Müller is never one to shy away from some online fun. The Champions League Twitter account got a hold of the Bayern man to play a little word association.
Interested in what a timeline of yesterday looked like for the Bayern traveling roster? Check this out (FCBayern.com)
The Bayern official website put together a timeline of how yesterday played out as the squad prepared for Real Madrid. In addition to the flight into Madrid, Bayern also had press conference obligations. and training to squeeze in prior to today’s match. Some of the interesting quotes from the piece include:
Arjen (Robben) is a player who improves every team, but we’ve got a squad that’s strong enough itself to compensate for his absence.
We don’t have to change too much from the first leg. We just have to take our chances. We were a bit lax on that front in Munich.
Lewy’s ability is indisputable, but both teams have world-class strikers.
We’re confident. We didn’t play to the best of our ability in the first leg but still created chances. Our aim is to score two goals in Madrid because that would give us leeway should we concede.
(Jerome) Boateng and Robben aren’t traveling so will remain here. We can’t do anything about that. I think it makes no sense to moan about it. We’ve got other players who can play in their place, and when I look at the development made by Niklas Süle then that’s top class. I’ve got no worries. It doesn’t matter who plays tomorrow, we’ll all have to fight to the death if we want to triumph tomorrow.
(On Robert Lewandowski)
I think I and everyone at FC Bayern find this discussion laughable. He’s scored 39 goals in a season yet again and we’re pleased he’ll be here with us again next year. He’s a goal machine and he reminds me, for example, of Gerd Müller, who is the best in the statistics not just for Bayern but in the whole of Germany. Even he had matches where things didn’t go so well and he didn’t score as many. But then he had games where he scored two or three. Lewy is the same and I hope he has one of those days tomorrow.
We attacked in Munich, and only conceded two because of mistakes by our players. It had nothing to do with being open or a lack of organization. It could come down to little things tomorrow, so players need to remain alert and limit any possible mistakes. We want to do things different from the first leg, which includes scoring.
Lewy has my complete support. Every striker, including myself, has phases where they don’t score. But he has scored a lot of goals this season and you can’t forget that he once scored four goals against Real in the semifinal of the Champions League for Dortmund. So who knows what’ll happen tomorrow.
There’s always the chance to partner Sandro alongside Lewandowski, but that’s more likely to be as a weapon I choose to use later in the game if we need goals.
FC Dallas homegrown player Chris Richards and Development Academy midfielder Thomas Roberts will head to Munich for a 10-day training stint.