Speaking to Sky, former Bayern Munich player Lothar Matthäus admitted he feels confident the German champions will progress to the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League and beat Barcelona in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Of course Barcelona have got the quality to give the best of themselves in a knockout tie but I think that Bayern would have to really play badly to lose to the current Barcelona side.”

The Bayern legend added that the change to one-off knockout games may be an advantage to the Catalans. “A lot of things can happen in a one-legged tie, if you have a bad day, you can easily find yourself knocked out. Over two legs you can always make up for playing badly in the first game.”