Bayern Munich hosts Sevilla in the first match of the Champions League 1/4 finals in an attempt to put an end to the Spanish curse that bore over the Bavarians in the last four seasons.
Interestingly, in all four cases, Bayern is first a guest, and then fails to force his will into a revanch. Behringer executives played twice Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and Barcelona once. In Sevilla they are asked to complete the list, and coaches Vincenzo Montetella have increased confidence after eliminating Manchester United in the previous round after 0: 0 at home and 2: 1 at Old Trafford.
Sevilla has not reached the quarterfinals of the main European club tournament of the 1957/1958 season, when it retreats with a total score of 2:10 to Real Madrid. The Bavarians’ plan for Ramon Sanchez Pichuan’s match is to score at least a goal to make it easier for them to win. Over the weekend Bayern warmed up with a 6-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, and on a Saturday victory against Augsburg he would also secure the title in Germany.
Both teams have some staff problems. The duel for Sevilla will miss Ever Banega for punishment and Sebastien Corkia due to trauma. Outright for Bayern are the goal-keeper Manuel Neuer, Juan Bernat and Kingsley Commander.
The duel is the first between the two teams in European club tournaments. With his performance so far, Seville has shown he is not afraid of the grand prix, which promises an interesting and unpredictable clash this evening.
Sevilla (4-2-3-1): Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Langley, Escudero, Pisalo, Ozzy, Sarabia, Vasquez, Korea, Muriel.
Bayern Munich (4-3-3): Ulrich, Alabama, Hummel, Boateng, Kimich, Vidal, Martinez, Hames, Ribery, Lewandowski, Robben.