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Daily Schmankerl: Jupp is confident; Coman is working out; Müller plays word association; and MORE!

Let Jupp (and your coffee) get you going this morning while you read today’s Schmankerl!

Jupp Heynckes, Manager of Bayern Munchen speaks during a Bayern Muenchen press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Besiktas at Vodafone Park on March 13, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Jupp Heynckes gets motivational (

In advance of the Bayern Munich showdown with Real Madrid, an inspirational quote from Jupp Heynckes (as it appeared in the FC Bayern newsletter today):

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.

Coman is jogging! He also is soliciting your feedback on his attire! (Twitter - @SkyTorben)

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!

Fire or nah from @king_coman? ( via @kingarturo23oficial)

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Muller plays word association in a Champions League video (@championsleague)

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 (

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:

Uli Hoeneß

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.

James Rodriguez

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.

Thomas Müller

Lewy’s ability is indisputable, but both teams have world-class strikers.

Joshua Kimmich

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.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

(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.

Jupp Heynckes

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.

The relationship between FC Dallas and Bayern continues to grow (@FCDallas)

FC Dallas homegrown player Chris Richards and Development Academy midfielder Thomas Roberts will head to Munich for a 10-day training stint.

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