Champions League In Focus - Bayern Munich vs Sevilla Preview

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Billed as a meeting of two European heavyweights, this blockbuster quarter-final proved a one-sided affair with a Real Madrid side inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo scoring three times without reply in Turin. After steering the Sinsheim outfit clear of relegation, he guided them into Europe for the first time in their history, and is pushing for another top-six finish in 2017/18 - his second full season as a coach.

Sevilla knocked Manchester United out in the previous round.

Bayern have been eliminated by Spanish opponents in the last four seasons and are keen to change that trend.

"We need to have balance".

Should Sevilla kill off the supply line between the spaces, they might stay in the match for longer periods, giving their attacking men the chance to grab a foothold in the game. We may be five years down the line, but it seems as if the legendary manager has lost none of his ability and he would love nothing more than to win another trio of trophies come the end of the season.

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The possible Sevilla and Bayern Munich line-ups and formations.

"They will certainly go on the offensive", said Heynckes.

With Real Madrid thrashing Juventus 3-0 in their own stadium, Barcelona thumping Roma 4-1 thanks to a pair of unfortunate own goals, and Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Manchester City, Bayern's modest 2-1 scoreline in their first leg leaves something to be desired. Midfielder Ever Banega was suspended for the first leg but will return here.

With one eye on a potential semi-final, Bayern's stars must be careful.

Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 29, is fit for Bayern despite bruising a foot in Saturday's 4-1 win at Augsburg, which sealed a sixth successive Bundesliga title.

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"The match lasts 90 minutes, so it's important that we are in it for the whole 90 minutes", the Italian told the media ahead of Wednesday's game.

"David trained with the team but he has not been able to take part in the past few days so he couldn't really push hard yet".

"David has been nearly at full capacity, but he has not been able to train with the team for the past few days, so I think it's better to do some more training sessions and maybe on Saturday he will be ready for action".

"I think Arturo Vidal will return to training on Thursday".

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