FC Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League with the first leg being played at Camp Nou on Wednesday April 8 and the second game at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday April 14.
If Barca are to progress to the semi-finals they will have to do something they have never managed in the past, and that is to beat the Germans in a European tie.
Klinsmann’s team are very good going forward with players such as Franck Ribery, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose and Lucas Toni, although the latter two may well miss the tie through injury.
Upon hearing the draw Juergen Klinsmann commented “It’s a cracking draw! Coming face-to-face with the best team in Europe and the world at the moment is a terrific challenge for us all,” “Their team is packed with top class players. Our challenge is to go out there as equals and fight them all the way.”
Juan Laporta said it is a difficult tie for Barca and admitted he was hoping to draw another team because he did not want to meet his friends at Bayern at this stage of the competition and would rather have been set the task of eliminating someone else.
“It makes me feel bad that we have drawn Bayern Munich because of the great relationship that we have with them,” he said.
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