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Champions League Preview: Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Despite the early promises of RB Leipzig and the strength of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich seem set to win the Bundesliga title this season. With a sizeable lead at the top of the league table at the moment, Bayern should wrap up the championship in a matter of weeks.

The main target now for Bayern is to win the Champions League. The Bavarian giants last claimed Europe’s premier club competition in 2013 and reached the semi-finals in each of the past three seasons. Could Bayern under Carlo Ancelotti do the same this campaign?

MAN CITY DENY REPORTS THAT GUARDIOLA CAN’T BAYERN MUNICH PLAYERS

English Premier League outfit Manchester City has denied the reports that new manager Pep Guardiola would not be able to sign players from the former club he managed, Bayern Munich.


Douglas Costa made the shocking claims but the club said no such thing exists.
Costa told Globo Esporte, a Brazilian television network, that his former coach would not be able to sign players from the Bundesliga club. He said:

"Would I be open to City if Pep called? It's something he has in his contract, a clause that says he cannot sign any players from Bayern.”

Bayern Munich will be without defender Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich will be without defender Jerome Boateng for the upcoming match against Hoffenheim, but manager Pep Guardiola believes that the club can cope without the star.

Boetang has been a rocksolid player for Bayern since his move from Manchester City a few years ago. Guardiola admitted that the German defender has been a key part of the club, but he also gave glowing tributes about players who can replace him.Medhi Benatia, David Alaba, Javi Martinez, and Rafinha are some of the players in line to step in.

Bayern Munich is still in Game

Bayern Munich might have failed to register a win playing versus Shakhtar Donetsk the other day at Arena Lviv, but, that has not put their Final Eight qualification in the Champions League in doubt by any means.

Playing the return leg at home, it’s almost a no brainer that they would beat Shakhtar and move ahead to face the big boys.

But, what Pep Guardiola would need is to ensure that his players turn up.

During that away leg in Ukraine, it appeared as if the Bayern players were not completely awake.

Barcelona manager unhappy with Bayern Munich

Despite Bayern Munich’s domination both in the domestic Premiership as well as in Europe, Pep Guardiola, their manager, is not satisfied.

The Spanish manager does not agree to those experts who say that Bayern is the strongest team in the world in club football.

According to Guardiola, the big loss that Bayern suffered at the hands of Real Madrid the previous season is a proof that they are not the best as yet.

Muller Unhappy With Position

Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller has claimed that he will be holding talks with the club in the summer over his role in the team. Müller came through the ranks at Bayern Munich and was a key part of the team that won the treble in 2013. However, his role in the new system at the club has been less pronounced. The arrival of Robert Lewandowski in the summer is expected to reduce distances even further. The 25-year-old has been linked with the likes of Manchester United in the last few weeks.

Ferguson Slams 'Typical Germans'

Sir Alex Ferguson was angered by the behaviour of Bayern Munich's players as Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on away goals.

Ferguson felt referee Nicola Rizzoli was pressured into showing United defender Rafael his second yellow card.

Ferguson said: "The young boy showed a bit of inexperience but they got him sent off, everyone sprinted towards the referee - typical Germans."