Champions League: Bayern eye revenge against PSG in Munich
Munich: Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich says Bayern Munich are out to avenge their Champions League thrashing by the hands of the Paris Saint-Germain when the groups conflict once more in Bavaria on Tuesday.
Bayern crashed to a Three-Zero defeat in Paris on the finish of September, when Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar all scored on the Parc de Princes.
The defeat led to the Germans firing Carlo Ancelotti and rehired Jupp Heynckes as head coach.
Since then, Bayern have received ten of their 11 video games.
With each groups by to the final 16, Bayern have to beat PSG by 4 objectives on the Allianz Area on Tuesday to wrest high spot within the group, however the Germans have a rating to settle whatever the consequence.
“In fact we wish revenge, will probably be tough to win the group, but it surely`s about status and we need to present the primary leg was only a slip up,” Ulreich informed journal Kicker.
Bayern`s hopes obtained a lift on Saturday as PSG suffered their first French league defeat this season, crashing 2-1 at Racing Strasbourg, whereas the Germans beat Hanover 96 Three-1 in Munich.
“We’re lifelike: it`s not about successful the group, it`s about status,” mentioned Heynckes in Monday`s press convention.
“We need to make the first-leg efficiency a factor of the previous.
“We need to present not solely that Bayern has an enormous historical past, however that we’re on the similar degree with a workforce which has invested 500 million euros within the final yr.
“I’m very assured that I will give the supporters a pleasing night.”
Ancelotti dropped senior stars Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels from his beginning line-up in Paris and Bayern are nonetheless smarting from the heavy away defeat.
“It was a black night for us, we didn`t play the soccer we will,” admitted defender Niklas Suele, who performed in Paris as an alternative of Hummels.
“The road-up had nothing to do with it, I used to be happy to have been capable of play, however not a lot labored that night time.”
Winger Kingsley Coman says Bayern have one thing to show to themselves and the remainder of Europe towards his former membership.
“The primary sport remains to be in our heads,” mentioned the 21-year-old who began his profession in Paris.
“We’ve got to show to ourselves, and the remainder of Europe, that we’re nonetheless one of many high groups and might win video games like this.”
Ulreich is tipping Bayern to win 2-Zero at dwelling and says the present squad can go far within the knock-out phases.
“When everyone seems to be match, we’ve got numerous potential within the squad and I see our prospects as being very optimistic, however we’d like all our gamers to do this, however I’m assured,” he mentioned.